U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

About the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Program (AFCP)

Created by the United States Congress and administered by the Center for Cultural Heritage in the Office for Educational and Cultural Affairs of the State Department, AFCP supports the conservation of traditional cultural sites, objects and forms of expression in more than 120 countries. Projects financed by this fund include the restoration of old and historical buildings, evaluation and conservation of manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites and documentation of indigenous languages ​​and traditional artisan techniques in danger of extinction. Since 2001, it has supported more than 550 cultural preservation projects in more than 100 countries.

In the Dominican Republic, in previous years the selected projects include: the inventory of the permanent collection of the Museum of the Dominican Man, the digitization of photographs and films of the Dominican Resistance Museum, the restoration of the Altar of the Sacred Relic in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, the restoration and conservation of the textile collection of the Mirabal Sisters House Museum and the rescue and restoration of the 20th century mural, “Haitian Massacre, 1937” by Dominican artists José Ramírez Conde and Roberto Flores.

The Cultural Heritage Center contributes to the foreign relations functions of the US Department of State relating to the protection and conservation of cultural heritage. It serves as a knowledge center on issues related to the protection of world cultural heritage and is responsible for U.S. obligations around the 1970 UNESCO Convention on Measures to Prohibit and Prevent Import, Export and Transfer of Unlawful Property of Cultural Property.

Call for proposals AFCP 2020

Deadline to submit proposals is December 6, 2019.

The U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo on behalf of the Cultural Heritage Center in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is accepting project applications for the 2020 Small Grants Competition of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

The deadline for submitting applications to the U.S. Embassy is December 6, 2019.

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