Contribution to the IFCD
The purpose of IFCD is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention.
IFCD supports to projects that aim at fostering the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily through activities facilitating the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that protect and promote diversity of cultural expressions as well as reinforcement of institutional infrastructures supporting viable cultural industries.
Since 2010, the IFCD has provided more than US$ 6 million in funding for 90 projects in 51 developing countries, covering a wide range of areas, from the development and implementation of cultural policies, to capacity-building of cultural entrepreneurs, mapping of cultural industries and the creation of new cultural industry business models.
In the period 2012-2015 ten projects from Croatia applied to the IFCD fund, and two of them have received funding in this period – Cool Industries for the Creative City-CICC (2012) by the Institute for Development and International Relations, and Approaches to Participatory Governance of Cultural institutions (2015) by the Kultura Nova Foundation.
Croatia’s contribution to the Fund in 2017 amounted to 10000 USD