The United States Embassy in Minsk is accepting project proposals for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) competition. The AFCP Grants Program supports the preservation of archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, museum collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as indigenous languages and crafts.
The competition is open to Belarusian non-governmental organizations, museums, educational institutions, or similar institutions and organizations.
Please, submit your maximum 7-10 page proposal in English or Russian by October 26, 2020, to MinskAFCP@state.gov and include AFCP in the subject line.
The AFCP proposal should include:
• applicant’s information, including name, address, contact phone number and organization chair
• a brief description of the project
• project location, timeframe, purpose, and desired results
• proposed budget (not to exceed $25,000 USD)
Proposal are due by email no later than October 26, 2020. If the proposal is accepted, applicants will be asked later to complete the full application package.
If you have any questions about the AFCP Grants Program, please call the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section at +375 17 210-12-83 ext. 5613
Possible Funding Areas: The AFCP Grants Program supports the preservation of archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, museum collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as indigenous languages and crafts. Appropriate project activities may include:
a) Anastylosis (reassembling a site from its original parts);
b) Conservation (addressing damage or deterioration to an object or site);
c) Consolidation (connecting or reconnecting elements of an object or site);
d) Documentation (recording in analog or digital format the condition and salient features of an object, site, or tradition);
e) Inventory (listing of objects, sites, or traditions by location, feature, age, or other unifying characteristic or state);
f) Preventive Conservation (addressing conditions that threaten or damage a site, object, collection, or tradition);
g) Restoration (replacing missing elements to recreate the original appearance of an object or site, usually appropriate only with fine arts, decorative arts, and historic buildings);
h) Stabilization (reducing the physical disturbance of an object or site).