Leveraging the Arts for Empowerment

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Funding Opportunity ID: 321974
Opportunity Number: DOS-DBN-202001
Opportunity Title: Leveraging the Arts for Empowerment
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Public Diplomacy
CFDA Number(s): 19.040
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOS-ZAF
Agency Name: Department of State
U.S. Mission to South Africa
Posted Date: Oct 28, 2019
Close Date: Nov 29, 2019
Last Updated Date: Oct 28, 2019
Award Ceiling: $115,000
Award Floor: $100,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $115,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General Durban, South Africa of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to develop and implement a program that would leverage Durban cultural events to address skills shortages and unemployment in South Africa. This public-private partnership meets the U.S. Mission strategic goal to promote prosperity and good governance in South Africa with the goal of helping to close the skills gap and mitigate unemployment nationwide. In collaboration with the Consulate, the project would include recruitment of a U.S filmmaker, a published writer, a poet, and a dance troupe to travel to South Africa and provide training in professional skills such as scriptwriting, videography, storyboarding, storytelling, choreography, and performance. Beneficiaries of this program will also gain critical information about the business side of the creative industry. The U.S. experts will participate in four Durban cultural events between February and October 2020: • Time of the Writer • Durban International Film Festival • Jomba! Contemporary Dance Festival • Poetry Africa Applications should be emailed to DurbanGrants@state.gov.
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