The U. S. Embassy in Conakry is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2019 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grants program.
The Ambassadors Fund was established by the U. S. Congress in 2001 to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U. S.
respect for different cultures around the world.
The deadline for submitting proposals in English to the U. S. Embassy in Conakry is December 10, 201 8. Recipients will be notified of the results in summer of 201 9. The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is the only cultural preservation program of the U. S. government that provides direct small grants support to heritage preservation in other countries.
Through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, the U. S. Department of State helps eligible countries around the world preserve cultural heritage such as the restoration of historic buildings, assessment and conservation of museum collections, archaeological site preservation, documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques, improved storage conditions for archives and manuscripts, and documentation of indigenous languages.
The Ambassadors Fund supports projects to preserve cultural heritage in the following categories:
1. Cultural Sites:
conservation of an ancient or historic building, preservation of an archaeological site, or documentation of cultural sites in a region for preservation purposes 2. Cultural objects and collections:
conservation treatment for an object or collection of objects from a museum, site, or similar institution—that include, but are not limited to, archaeological and ethnographic objects, paintings, sculpture, manuscripts, and general museum conservation needs; needs assessment of a collection with respect to its condition and strategies for improving its state of conservation; inventory of a collection for conservation and protection purposes; the creation of safe environments for storage or display of collections; or specialized training in the care and preservation of collections 3. Forms of traditional cultural expression:
documentation and audiovisual recording of traditional music, indigenous languages and dance forms for broad dissemination as the means of teaching and further preserving them, or support for training in the preservation of traditional applied arts or crafts in danger of extinction