As stipulated in the IFPC Operational Guidelines, IFPC assistance measures shall be allocated subject to availability of resources and taking into account the projects’ compliance with all of the following criteria :
a. the amount of assistance required is between US $20,000 and US $100,000 and covers no more than 80% of the total project budget ;
b. another source of funding, whether financial or in kind, has been identified and confirmed, covering at least 20% of the total estimated budget ;
c. the project’s activities fall under one of the two eligible categories in point 5 of the Operational Guidelines ;
d. the amount of assistance requested is appropriate for the project’s implementation ;
e. the proposed activities have a solid monitoring plan ;
f. the project may have institutional, and/or socio-economic results ;
g. the project may have a multiplier effect, inspiring the implementation of other measures, activities and projects ;
h. the activities proposed to be funded under the IFPC have an implementation calendar of a maximum of 12 months.
The projects’ conformity to the following criteria will be considered as an asset :
a. priority is given to projects submitted by young creators aged 18 to 30 years and to projects aimed at benefitting youth ;
b. the project contributes to gender equality ;
c. The project aims to promote forms of expression that, despite their value to the community or country of origin, are relatively under-represented on the global arts scene and therefore deserve support ;
d. the project aims to promote peace, social stability and cultural diversity ;
e. priority shall be given, as far as possible, to requests from or benefiting countries on the latest DAC List of Official Development Assistance Recipients.