Tag Archives: Cultural

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2019’ to provide empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enable them to go beyond borders in some of the most outstanding places in the world.

Funding brief: Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage. The WHV 2019 campaign provides empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enables them to go beyond borders in some of the most outstanding places in the world. Volunteers will work together to preserve natural and cultural sites, as well as to raise awareness among local […]

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA): Inviting applications for ‘CrossCulture Programme (CCP) Fellowships’ to deepen expertise and acquire intercultural skills of the participants.

Funding brief: With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 80 professionals and committed volunteers from over 35 countries each year. During two to three months of practical training in host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from […]

British Council and BBC World Service: Inviting applications for ‘International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020’ to get the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the world by the BBC World Service’s millions of listeners.

Funding brief: Are you a promising writer living outside the UK? Would you like to have your story heard by the world? You’re invited to submit your scripts for the 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition The International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights […]

Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values’ to recognise outstanding contribution, made outside India, to any of the -(a) Promotion of peace and harmony among people and friendliness among nations through the application of Gandhian philosophy of truth and non-violence; (b) Ending exploitation in any form and seeking solution of social, cultural, religious; in view of the western upheaval in the name of the religion, economic and political problems through Gandhian principles and Constructive Programme; (c) Innovative work in social organisations with a view to promoting Gandhian values by awakening moral conscience, fostering community self-reliance and bringing about harmony of human life with nature;

Funding brief: This Award was instituted in 1988 to commemorate the Birth Centenary of Shri Jamnalal Bajaj. The Award carries cash Prize of Rs. 10,00,000 (its equivalent in foreign currency), a trophy and a citation. The objective of the Award is to recognise outstanding contribution, made outside India, to any of the following: (a) Promotion […]

Sumitomo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for cultural properties outside Japan, the common heritage of human, be handed down to future generation.

Funding brief: The program is offered so that cultural properties outside Japan, the common heritage of human, be handed down to future generations. Subjects of Grant Contents of Projects (1)Projects for the protection, preservation & restoration of cultural properties (i.e., fine arts or historical monuments) outside Japan, which are tangible, old and artistically or academically […]

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy, Dhaka: Inviting applications for ‘The Community College Initiative Program FY 2020-21’ to study at community colleges in the United States to build mutual understanding through a non-degree program of academic, vocational, and cultural studies.

Funding brief: The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program for academic year 2020-21.  The CCI Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). This in a non-degree program but students will earn credits for two semesters […]

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot’ to support low or middle income countries meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Funding brief: Recognising the fast-moving nature of many of the challenges facing low or middle income countries (LMICs), the AHRC has launched this scheme to provide an accelerated funding outlet for urgent research priorities. Funded as a part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), it is an open, responsive mechanism through which arts and […]

Asia Pacific Youth Camp Authorities: Inviting applications for ‘Asia Pacific Youth Camp’ to-a) Build awareness of the younger generation about the importance of clean environment for future; b) Establish communication and network among World Youth Generation having passion in environmental sector; c) Accommodate environmental issue sharing and cultural exchange for World Youth Leaders.

Funding brief:Asia Pacific Youth Camp 2.0 will be conducted in Baliwoso Ecotourism Park, Bali, Indonesia. Bali is a tourism destination that offers not only its beautiful scenery, but also abundance of cultural traditions inherited through generations as its local wisdom. This event includes the learning program of culture and ecotourism in a few day. Within […]

opentravelgrants.com: Inviting applications for ‘Travel4Youth: Travel Grant Opportunity 2019’ for young changemakers around the world to promote travel as an educational and skill developing tool for teenagers and young adults.

Funding brief: TravelGrants has launched a “Travel4Youth: Travel Grant Opportunity 2019” for young changemakers around the world. The aim of Travel4Youth is to promote travel as an educational and skill developing tool for teenagers and young adults. They encourage young activists, changemakers, charities, students, social media influencers, artists, and all others to apply. In your […]

Asian Cultural Council (ACC): Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to support international travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S., and among the countries of Asia.

Funding brief: The Asian Cultural Council makes grants to support international travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S., and among the countries of Asia. The large majority of grants are awarded directly to individual artists, scholars, and arts specialists. Organizations that will facilitate a cultural exchange opportunity for artists, scholars, or arts specialists […]

Yale Environment 360 and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘First Annual E360 Young Writers Awards’ to honor the best nonfiction environmental writing by authors under the age of 35.

Funding brief: Yale Environment 360 and the Oak Spring Garden Foundation are accepting entries for our first Young Writers Awards. The awards will honor the best nonfiction environmental writing by authors under the age of 35. Articles should focus on topics related to the natural world, with an emphasis on subjects related to land conservation, […]

Associazione A.p.s. Moho: Inviting applications for ‘YICCA Art contest – International competition for artists’ to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art.

Funding brief: YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals and not only from any country in the world. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations and performances. The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance […]

Embracing Our Differences: Inviting applications for ‘Submitting Art’ for the theme-“enriching lives through diversity and inclusion”.

Funding brief: Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist. Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and […]

Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences’ to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange.

Funding brief: This program provides grants to partially cover expenses for implementing international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences. The program is designed to encourage the deepening of mutual understanding and establishment of closer relations between Japan and other countries through global intellectual exchange. Eligible Projects International intellectual collaborative dialogues such as international conferences, […]

Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF): Inviting applications for ‘Doha Youth Innovation Award Event Theme: Photography’ to value the skills and creations in various artistic and creative fields for youth delegates, thus contributing in the formation of youth experiences that would be able to engage in community development, and to work to develop these experiences.

Funding brief: Young people acquire a wide creative energy that has been manifested in their artistic, literary, intellectual and cultural production in general. This has made a distinctive impact on the cultural activity in the Islamic societies and led to the promotion of cultural diversity, intellectual and artistic openness, creative interaction among artists and the […]

The Kawamura Cultural Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Socially Engaged Art Support Grant’ to support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

Funding brief: Socially Engaged Art Support Grant will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the […]

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB): Inviting applications for ‘Filmmaking Grants’ to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

Funding brief: Filmmakers without borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Goals & Objectives ● To empower the next generation of digital storytellers ● To promote […]

International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support a wide variety of projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict.

Funding brief: ALIPH supports a wide variety of projects to protect heritage that is endangered, under threat or which has suffered from negligence brought about by conflict. To be considered for selection, projects need to fulfil certain criteria, in particular the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the solutions being proposed, their scientific quality and their […]

Palm Beach Poetry Festival: Inviting applications for ‘2020 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Kundiman Fellowship’ to applaud Kundiman and their dedication to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature, by offering a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe their own stories, transforming and enriching the American literary landscape.

Funding brief: The festival applauds Kundiman and their dedication to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature, by offering a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe their own stories, transforming and enriching the American literary landscape. The recipient will be an outstanding poet who will benefit from and contribute […]

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications for ‘Research Development Fund’ to bring together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.

Funding brief: WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. To date, the RDF has invested over £1.9 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary […]

Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI): Inviting applications for ‘Visiting International Fellows (VIFs)’ to increase the participation of water resources and environmental professionals from developing countries in EWRI conferences, and to promote sustained professional and cultural exchange.

Funding brief: The Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) annually invites applications for Visiting International Fellows (VIFs). The fellowships provide support for faculty, professionals, or student researchers from developing countries to participate in the annual World Water and Environmental Resources Congresses (typically in May of each year) and in several days of supplementary activities during […]

National Arts Festival (Authorities): Inviting applications for ‘call for proposal 2020’ where Local and international artists and presenters interested in having their work considered for the Main Programme of the 2020 National Arts Festival.

Funding brief: The 2020 National Arts Festival will take place in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) from 25 June to 5 July. Local and international artists and presenters interested in having their work considered for the Main Programme of the 2020 National Arts Festival are invited to register expressions of interest online by filling in the form. […]

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC): Inviting applications for ‘Youth Solidarity Fund’ for organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs.

Funding brief: The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to invite youth-led organizations to apply for the Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF). The call is open to organizations from select countries whose work seeks to foster peaceful and inclusive societies through improved understanding and collaboration across cultures, faiths and beliefs. Through a competitive evaluation […]

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology: Inviting applications for ‘The 2019 Competition for the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars (YSS)’ to feature early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries.

Funding brief: Are you a graduate student or postdoc in any field of biology with a compelling research story that you want to share with the world? Do you want to learn how to give one of the best science talks of your career? Apply! The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology […]

Bridport Arts Centre: Inviting applications for ‘The Bridport Prize’ to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure.

Funding brief: The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure. The Bridport Prize is an international competition looking to find the best new writing from across the globe each year. The competition has four categories: ● Poetry ● Short Stories ● Flash Fiction ● […]

FilmTaiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Culture: Inviting applications for ‘Student Journalist Prize’.

Funding brief: Entries to the Taiwan Film Festival UK Student Journalist Prize are now open! Entries will be judged by a panel of international film journalists. The winning reviews will be published on the festival website and in their festival brochure. The winning writer will be presented with their award at the festival opening in […]

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ for three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes.

Funding brief: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes. Conservation The Foundation’s Conservation grant making focuses primarily upon issues of ocean conservation.  Priorities within Conservation are: ● Supporting the creation of Marine Protected Areas ● Encouraging sustainable fisheries management ● Eliminating illegal, unreported, and […]

New York University: Inviting applications for ‘World Journalist Fellowship’ to provide support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism.

Funding brief: This Fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. All of our programs are 3 semesters, except for Global and Joint Program Studies and Literary Reportage, which is 4 semesters: ● Business and Economic Reporting ● Cultural Reporting […]

Breakthrough Institute: Inviting applications for ‘Generation Fellowship’ to find five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders.

Funding brief: Each summer, Breakthrough seeks five to ten outstanding young analysts, writers, and thought leaders for the Breakthrough Generation Fellowship. Fellows will contribute writing and research to one our three main issue areas at the Breakthrough Institute: Energy, Conservation, or Food & Farming. Fellowships are highly competitive — only 5-10 percent of applicants are generally accepted — and involve cutting-edge […]

Colorado State University: Inviting applications for ‘Colorado Prize for Poetry’ to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing.

Funding brief: The Colorado Prize for Poetry is an international poetry book manuscript contest established in 1995. The Colorado Prize for Poetry adheres to the following Contest Code of Ethics, as adopted by the Council of Literary Presses and Magazines, of which the Center for Literary Publishing is a longtime member: “CLMP’s community of independent […]

Schwelle Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘the International Bremen Peace Award’ to honor people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, overcoming of racism, social justice, sustainable handling of nature and environment as well as to intercultural and interreligious understanding.

Funding brief: The schwelle Foundation will confer for the ninth time the International Bremen Peace Award for exemplary commitments to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation on November, 15th, 2019. The award is given with the aim of honoring people and organizations that set an example through their work contributing to reconciliation, human rights, […]

La Casa Encendida: Inviting applications for ‘Puchi Award 2019’ to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable.

Funding brief: They’re looking for a book. La Casa Encendida and Fulgencio Pimentel are pleased to present the third Puchi award. The competition is open to books in any genre or form: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novels, comics, illustrated albums, essays, cookbooks, geography books, combinations of the above or any other type imaginable. They’re looking for […]

Scientific Exploration Society (SES): Inviting applications for ‘award’ to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing high profile Awards for projects that will also leave a lasting legacy and benefit.

Funding brief: Echoing the SES’s long history of worldwide exploration and pioneering leadership, the Society’s quest to encourage Scientific Trailblazers and Pioneers with Purpose is the primary focus of the Explorer Awards, which support inspirational leaders through scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery. SES aims to encourage and enhance chosen careers by providing […]

European Commission: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities’.

Funding brief: The European Commission invites applications for the funding theme-‘Visionary and integrated solutions to improve well-being and health in cities’. Scope: Actions should deliver visionary and integrated solutions (e.g. therapy gardens, urban living rooms, creative streets, city farms) at the intersection of social, cultural, digital and nature-based innovation to increase citizens’ health and well-being […]

The Japan Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Japan Foundation Grant Programme 2019’ in the areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia.

Funding brief: The Japan Foundation conducts programs in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange, as well as Strengthening Cultural Exchange in Asia. There are applicable programs in each of these areas, and support is provided for activities conducted by individuals and organizations that are […]

The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (United Board): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to ensure benefit to academic staff, enrich the teaching–learning process, and build the capacity of Asian institutions to design and deliver whole person education in innovative and effective ways. 

Funding brief: The United Board has long promoted whole person education in the tradition of the liberal arts colleges and universities in Asia.  Whole person education addresses the varied academic, professional, personal, and spiritual needs of students. It empowers students for their own personal and professional growth, and nurtures a sense of responsibility that encourages […]

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2019’ to build capacity of the implementer but to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi […]

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications for ‘Research Development Fund’ to bring together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges.

Funding brief: WUN re-invests a significant proportion of its membership subscriptions to foster international collaborative research. The Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual competitive fund aimed at bringing together researchers to undertake innovative, high quality, sustainable research that addresses global challenges. To date, the RDF has invested over £1.7 million into fostering international, interdisciplinary research collaboration. The […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Photography Prize 2019’ to celebrate compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science.

Funding brief: They invite photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. Previously the Wellcome Image Awards, our newly re-launched competition will reward pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues […]

Movies that Matter: Inviting applications for ‘Start-up & Impact Grants’ to promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide.

Funding brief: To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter offers grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT […]

PhotogrVphy Magazine: Inviting applications for ‘PhotogrVphy Grant’ to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.

Funding brief: PhotogrVphy Grant awards $1000 annually to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist. PhotogrVphy Grant 2018 is open for submissions without any fees (free to enter) to support all photographers from every corner of the world. They only accept series of photographs which share a […]

Winning Writers: Inviting applications for ‘Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest’ to find best humor poems.

Funding brief: Now in its 18th year, this contest seeks today’s best humor poems. No fee to enter. Submit published or unpublished work. $2,250 in prizes. Submit one humor poem, up to 250 lines. The top 12 entries will be published online. There is no fee to enter. In addition to English, your poem may […]

The Kawamura Cultural Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Socially Engaged Art Support Grant’ to support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society.

Funding brief: SOCIALLY ENGAGED ART SUPPORT GRANT will support Socially Engaged Art projects that will take place in Japan and commit to the community and society; implement activities together with communities and residents; and aim to build and demonstrate models of a better society. This would further enhance in-depth relationships between art culture and the […]

Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects and organisations in Switzerland and worldwide-a) which are suited to improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist destination; b) which contribute to sustainable tourism development in tourist receiving countries; c) which contribute to intercultural understanding between people from tourist sending and receiving countries.

Funding brief: The Foundation supports projects and organisations in Switzerland and worldwide, ● Which are suited to improve the economic, cultural or social conditions of the population in tourist destination, ● Which contribute to sustainable tourism development in tourist receiving countries, ● Which contribute to intercultural understanding between people from tourist sending and receiving countries. Donor Name: Swiss […]

Embracing Our Differences: Inviting applications for the theme-‘enriching lives through diversity and inclusion’ to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Funding brief: Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist. Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and […]

Getty Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Getty Scholar Grants’ for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields.

Funding brief: Getty Scholar Grants are for established scholars, or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute or Getty Villa, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an […]

Expo 2020: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation Impact Grant Programme’ to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’.

Funding brief: The Expo Live Innovation Impact Grant Programme aims to fund novel and innovative solutions that encapsulate the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s overall theme-‘Connecting minds, creating the Future’. Expo’s three sub-themes, Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, are focus areas for funding. Objectives: Expo Live’s flagship Impact Grant Programme will fund novel and innovative solutions […]

Camargo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The Camargo Core Program’ to offer time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect.

Funding brief: The Camargo Core Program is the historical and flagship program of the Foundation. Each year an international call is launched through which 18 fellows (9 artists and 9 scholars/thinkers) are selected. The Camargo Core Program offers time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create, and connect. By supporting groundbreaking research and […]

The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity: Inviting applications for ‘Grant Program’ for artists and educators whose work centers on human sexuality, finding financial support can be extremely difficult.

Funding brief: Grant Program For artists and educators whose work centers on human sexuality, finding financial support can be extremely difficult. The Effing Foundation runs a grant program to help meet this need. Projects criteria: The Effing Foundation promotes sexuality education and artistic expression of sexuality, which can include many different types of projects. This […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme’ to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO.

Funding brief: UNESCO designed the project “UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme” (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) in the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Capacity-Building of Human Resources which was established in November 2000 by the Government of Japan to enable UNESCO to give impetus to research in four areas under UNESCO’s Priority Programme […]

Prince Claus Fund: Inviting applications for ‘second round of the Open Call’ to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation announce a second round of the Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat. They invite proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by […]

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF): Inviting applications for ‘SAMPREETI’ from Bangladeshi organizations/ institutions/ groups/ clubs to explore some innovative ideas, models and proposals from greater Dhaka.

Funding brief: Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) is a national non-governmental organisation that promotes human rights and good governance through funding, policy advocacy and capacity building of NGOs and CSOs. MJF dreams for a world free from poverty, exploitation and discrimination where people live in dignity and human security through promotion of human rights and governance […]

Nami Concours: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations.

Funding brief: Nami Concours aims to encourage artists’ creativity and contribute to the advancement of the quality of picture book illustrations. It is organized every 2 years by Nami Island, the official sponsor of IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Awards. Nami Concours 2019 accepts either original illustrations or digital prints of original illustrations as entries. Criteria: […]

PlanetRomeo Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support focuses on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities.

Funding brief: PlanetRomeo Foundation provides funding up to € 5,000 to grassroots emerging LGBTI projects and initiatives. Support focuses on achieving societal change in order to improve the position of LGBTI people throughout the world, with an emphasis on the most disadvantaged regions and communities. They also focus on mobilizing and activating the LGBTI community […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture’ to reward the efforts of a national of an Arab country and a national of any other country who have contributed through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, to the development and diffusion of Arab Culture in the world.

Funding brief: The purpose of the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture is to reward the efforts of a national of an Arab country and a national of any other country who have contributed through their artistic, intellectual or promotional work, to the development and diffusion of Arab Culture in the world. The objective of the […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘International Assistance under the World Heritage Convention’ to the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, in order to help them protect the cultural or natural heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage List or on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Funding brief: International Assistance under the World Heritage Convention is a financial assistance granted to the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, in order to help them protect the cultural or natural heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage List or on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Priority is given to the […]

François Sommer Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘COAL Prize 2018’ to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods.

Funding brief: The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the […]

Wellcome: Inviting applications for ‘Public Engagement Fund’ to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Funding brief: This fund enables individuals and organizations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research. They’re looking for creative approaches to engage the public. Your project needs to support our public engagement goals, so it should do at least one of the following: ● Empower people by helping them to access, use, […]

World Photography Organisation: Inviting applications for ‘Sony World Photography Awards’ to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

Funding brief: The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 12th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide. The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, […]

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB): Inviting applications for ‘filmmaking grants’ to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.

Funding brief: Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. Goals & Objectives ● To empower the next generation of digital storytellers ● To promote diverse communities […]

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO): Inviting applications for ‘The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM)’ to consolidate the broad concept of environmental management in the Islamic world; encouraging interest in the concept of sustainable development; publicizing the outstanding efforts and successful practices in the field of environmental management and mainstreaming them in Member States for wider benefit.

Funding brief: ISESCO announces that application for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Award for Environmental Management in the Islamic World (KSAAEM) at its current edition (2018-2019) will be launched as from 2 April 2018, and the deadline for acceptance of nominations is set on 31 December 2018. The winners will announced at the 8th Islamic […]

The Nordic Culture Fund: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to support projects that contribute to an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality.

Funding brief: The Nordic Culture Fund supports projects that contribute to an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality. Donor Name: The Nordic Culture Fund Funding name: No specific fund name Deadline: Application deadlines in 2018 (Danish time, UTC + 1) ● 1st, […]

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS): Inviting applications for ‘short film competition’ to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery.

Funding brief: CineSpace, short film competition, is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery.  Winners are announced and screened along with all finalists at the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival which is held […]

British Council: Inviting applications for ‘World Book Day 2018 Book Reading Competition’ to encourage children and adults of Bangladesh to explore the pleasures of book reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Funding brief: The British Council and Daffodil Education Network (DEN) are jointly organizing a book reading competition aimed to celebrate World Book Day 2018 in Bangladesh. World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators and books. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books […]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan: Inviting applications for ‘The 12th Japan International MANGA Award’ to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA.

Funding brief: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Invites applications for ‘The 12th Japan International MANGA Award.’ to spread MANGA culture overseas and promote international cultural exchanges through MANGA. They are looking forward to entries from MANGA artists all over the world! Donor Name: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Funding name: The 12th Japan […]

The BBVA Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards’ to recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation.

Funding brief: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize fundamental contributions in a broad array of areas of scientific knowledge, technology, humanities and artistic creation, as listed in point 2 of these call conditions. The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are: ● Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) ● […]

Association of Illustrators (AOI): Inviting applications for ‘Poster Prize for Illustration competition 2019’.

Funding brief: They are delighted to announce that submissions are now open for the Poster Prize for Illustration 2019, in partnership with London Transport Museum (LTM). This year the theme is London Stories. Across the ages, London has produced and inspired countless stories. Fictitious or real characters and events in this amazing city have always […]

UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads Photo Contest’ to represent the theme “Reveal the Silk Roads” through culture, monuments, landscape, and people.

Funding brief: The International Photo Contest ”Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads”, taking place from 11 April  to 15 July 2018, is organized within the framework of UNESCO Silk Roads Project (https://en.unesco.org/silkroad/unesco-silk-road-online-platform), UNESCO Youth Programme and the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022). This initiative, which benefits from the kind support and valuable […]

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD): Inviting applications for ‘Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF)’ to strengthen indigenous peoples’ communities and their organizations by financing small projects which foster their self-driven development in the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and generate lessons learned and approaches for replication and up-scaling.

Funding brief: In line with its overall mandate and strategic objectives, and within the framework of its Policy on Engagement with Indigenous Peoples, IFAD aims to ensure that indigenous peoples’ communities in rural areas are empowered to improve their well-being, income and food security through self-driven development that builds on their identity and culture. The […]

PVH Corp.-Tommy Hilfiger: Inviting applications for ‘TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge’ to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain.

Funding brief: Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to launch the TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge, a global initiative that aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses that are developing solutions that have a positive social impact on the fashion value chain. Winners will receive a year-long […]

Facebook: Inviting applications for ‘Global Literacy & Accessibility Challenge’ to build communities across the globe and bring the world closer together.

Funding brief: At Facebook, they strive to build communities across the globe and bring the world closer together. To do so, we need to reduce the barrier for everyone to participate, regardless of their backgrounds and abilities. Lack of literacy skills has been shown as one of the top challenges for people to adopt technologies […]

The Ivan Ezeigbo Foundation (IEZEF): Inviting applications for ‘The Stellar Prize’ to recognize talents in poetry and short stories from all over the world.

Funding brief: The Stellar Prize is a prestigious award for outstanding youths (between the ages of 14 and 45) who have shown exceptional talent or skill in specific areas. The Stellar Prize is the first of its kind and is primarily focused on young talents in literature. The Stellar Prize is one of the projects […]

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises.

Funding brief: This is an AHRC Research Networking Scheme call. This highlight notice is intended to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises. It also seeks to […]

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF): Inviting applications for ‘Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018’ to support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border activities that include participation in events, networking, research and collaborative meetings.

Funding brief: In recognizing how integral mobility is for artists and cultural professionals, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) launches Mobility First! Through this initiative, ASEF supports the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border activities that include participation in events, networking, research and collaborative meetings. Mobility support is provided to selected individuals for travel from […]

The Culture and Animals Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grants’ to funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise awareness of animal advocacy).

Funding brief: The Foundation funds academic and artistic projects that raise public awareness about concern for animals, awarding grants in three categories: Research (scholarly projects about animal advocacy and its cultural roots and impact); Creativity (original work by artists and thinkers that expresses positive concern for animals); and Performance (public performances and exhibitions to raise […]

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS): Inviting applications for ‘WSIS Prizes 2018’ to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs as an enabler of the development.

Funding brief: WSIS Prizes is a unique international contest developed in response to requests from the WSIS stakeholders to create an effective mechanism to evaluate and recognize individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs […]

World Water Council: Inviting applications for ‘King Hassan II Great World Water Prize’ for the award theme-‘Working towards greater solidarity and inclusion in order to ensure water security and climate justice.’

Award brief: Jointly established by the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Water Council, this Prize pays tribute to the memory of His Majesty the late King Hassan II, and to his strategic vision for His country’s sustainable integrated water resources management, in addressing the Kingdom’s water security. Donor Name: World Water Council Award name: […]

Embassy of the Czech Republic in India: Inviting applications for ‘Call for Submission of Small Local Projects for 2018’ to support its development activities of a smaller scale.

Funding brief: The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Delhi announces a call for proposals of the small local projects, which could be supported by a financial contribution within the framework of the Czech Republic development cooperation. Small local projects are small-scale development projects that identifies the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi […]

Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism: Inviting applications for grant to support projects and organizations that -a) are suited to improve the economic, cultural and social conditions of the population in tourist destinations; b) contribute to sustainable tourism development in the destinations; c) Contribute to improving inter-cultural understanding between people in tourist sending and receiving countries.

Funding brief:  The Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) was founded in January 2001. The Foundation’s assets consist of the proceeds from the sale of the former SSR Travel, Swiss Student Travel Office (cooperative) to the STA Travel Group. Through its activities in the field of tourism the Foundation continues to work towards the […]

The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council: Inviting applications for the funding theme-‘Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage ’to engage young people with cultural heritage in South Asia through arts and new media.

Funding brief: The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council announce a new joint Call for Proposals: Contemporary Take, Beyond Cultural Heritage. They believe that both heritage and arts have the potential to create dialogue between communities and foster mutual understanding, and that new media opens up further opportunities for such dialogues to become inclusive […]

KANSAI OSAKA 21st Century Association: Inviting applications for ‘Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund Department’ to the funding theme- 1) Projects contributing to international cultural exchange and enhancement of international goodwill; 2) International projects in the fields of education and academic study;

Donor Name:  KANSAI OSAKA 21st Century Association Funding name: Japan World Exposition 1970 Commemorative Fund Department Funding brief:  Projects suitable for commemorating the success of Expo ’70 and matching the “aim of the Japan World Exposition” qualify for the JEC Fund Grant: Projects contributing to international understanding (1) Projects contributing to international cultural exchange and […]

The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN): Inviting applications to foster partnership in the network, including new members as a priority, and develop research collaborations on the four WUN Global Challenges.

Donor Name: The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Funding name: The 2017 WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) Funding brief:  The RDF offers grants of up to £10,000 to foster partnership in the network, including new members as a priority, and develop research collaborations on the four WUN Global Challenges (see WUN website for full description of […]