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Applications Invited for The 2019 MOWCAP-Asia Culture Center Grants Program

Applications Invited for The 2019 MOWCAP-Asia Culture Center Grants Program

Organization: UNESCO - MOWCAP

Apply By: 31 May 2019

Grant Amount: 5000 USD

About the Organization

MOWCAP was set up in 1998 and is the regional forum for UNESCO’s global Memory of the World (MOW) Programme.

In the Asia Pacific region, many libraries, archives and memory institutions face formidable challenges: economic, climatic and geographic. MOWCAP aims to assist with preservation of and universal access to documentary heritage of the Asia/Pacific region, and also to increase awareness of the existence and significance of the heritage.

The 2019 MOWCAP-Asia Culture Center Grants Program

In the Asia Pacific region, many libraries, archives and memory institutions face formidable challenges: economic, climatic and geographic. The newly established MOWCAP-ACC Grants Program aims to contribute to addressing this challenge by assisting with the preservation of, and universal access to, the documentary heritage of the Asia/Pacific region, and also to increase awareness of the existence and significance of the heritage.

The MOWCAP-ACC grants program supports the efforts of the many groups and organisations that collect, and preserve and provide access to documentary heritage from the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to encourage collaboration and partnerships to undertake projects (e.g. preservation of materials, digitizing, exhibitions, publications etc) as well as to develop skills and resources (eg. workshops, training programs, expert assessments etc).

Grants of up to $US 5,000 are available for the preservation and sharing of the documentary heritage of the Asia-Pacific. Grants are required to be fully expended, and the project completed and acquitted, within a 6-month period (July-December 2019). The grants are administered through the MOWCAP Office, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Republic of Korea.

What is the MOWCAP-Asia Culture Center Grants Programme?

In the Asia Pacific region, many libraries, archives and memory institutions face formidable challenges: economic, climatic and geographic. The newly established MOWCAP-ACC Grants Programme aims to contribute to addressing this challenge by assisting with preservation of and universal access to documentary heritage of the Asia/Pacific region, and also to increase awareness of the existence and significance of the heritage.

Eligibility

Who Can Apply?

To apply for a grant through the MOWCAP-ACC Grants Programme your organisation will need to meet the following criteria.

The organisation applying must be:

  • Based in the Asia-Pacific
  • Non-Government
  • Have support from their National MoW Committee or UNESCO National Commission

What sort of projects will be considered for funding?

  • The development of e-publications;
  • Conservation of documentary heritage (If a conservator is engaged, they should be a member of an accredited national or international conservation organisation);
  • Cataloguing records and archival description (open source archival description software such as ICAAtoM (https://www.ica-atom.org/)
  • The development of exhibitions (including digital ones)
  • Web projects that provide information or resources on documentary heritage;
  • Digital storytelling about documentary heritage (including film and DVD projects);
  • Apps for mobile devices;
  • Consultancy fees for the provision of specialist skills not found within the organisation;
  • The purchase of archival quality materials;
  • The digitisation and publishing of documentary heritage items/collections;
  • Training and capacity building in the area of the preservation/access to documentary heritage.
  • And more (if you have a great idea please consult with us).

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online via a link from the MOWCAP website.

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