The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that we are now accepting small and large project proposals ($10,000 – $500,000) for The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).
The AFCP enables the U.S. Government to work with Serbia to preserve its unique cultural heritage. Project proposals are due on November 4, 2020 and must strictly comply with the requirements and guidelines that can be found in the AFCP 2021 Round 1 Call for Proposals. All the necessary documents, forms and guidelines are available on The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) page.
Proposals may be submitted to preserve cultural heritage in the following areas:
- CULTURAL SITES: This might include (but is not limited to) historical buildings and sites, sacred places, monuments, and archaeological sites. Proposals in this category may involve, for example, restoration of an historic building, an archaeological survey as a component of a preservation plan, preservation management planning for a site, or documentation of sites in a region for preservation purposes.
- CULTURAL OBJECTS AND COLLECTIONS from a museum, cultural site, or similar institution. This includes archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, photographic and film collections, and general museum conservation activities. Proposals in this category may involve, for example, conservation treatment for an object or collection of objects; needs assessment of a collection with respect to its condition and strategies for improving its state of conservation; inventory of a collection for conservation purposes; the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections; or specialized training in the care and preservation of collections.
- FORMS OF TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSION: This includes traditional music, rituals, knowledge, languages, dance, drama, and crafts. Proposal in this category may involve documenting and audiovisual recording of traditional music and dance forms as part of a traditional expression and making the information and recordings available, or support for training in preservation or traditional arts or crafts that are threatened by extinction.