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IDB Cultural Center launches call for proposals for cultural projects

IDB Country Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean will receive applications for financing

The Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a call for proposals from arts and cultural institutions of the civil society to fund small-scale cultural development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean through its Cultural Development Grant Program.

Applications must be submitted before January 31, 2013 to the IDB offices in its 26 borrowing member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. For information and guidelines on the call for proposals, visit 2013 IDB Cultural Development Grant Program.

The projects are evaluated for their viability, educational scope, effective use of resources, ability to mobilize additional financial resources, and the long-term impact on the community.

The IDB may approve $3,000 up to $7,000 per project. The organizations are responsible for providing additional resources to support the project on a continuing basis.

Through the Cultural Development Program, the IDB has partnered with 560 institutions promoting the preservation and recovery of traditions and cultural heritage conservation to contribute to community development through economic and social activities in a sustainable manner

“We look forward to receiving proposals from institutions committed to the human development of their communities. Therefore, we are interested in receiving proposals that through knowledge transfer pursues the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage, and the development of artistic talents,” said Iván Duque Márquez, Chief of the IDB Division of Cultural, Solidarity and Creative Affairs, who officially launched the call for proposals for the entire region during the 12th IDB-Civil Society meeting, that took place in El Salvador, Oct. 25–26.

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