U.S. Embassy and Consulates open competition for Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

The initiative works with the financing of projects to preserve the Brazilian cultural heritage


Brasilia, November 12, 2021: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil invite applications for the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), an initiative that seeks to finance individual projects to preserve Brazil’s cultural heritage. Proposals must be submitted by November 30 through the website https://br.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/grants-corner/.

The AFCP aims to help countries preserve cultural heritage and demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures, preserving spaces or objects that have a historical or cultural significance for Brazil. For the selection of projects, activities that comply with international standards of preservation of cultural heritage will be prioritized. Sample activities include: anastylosis, conservation, consolidation, documentation, inventory, preventive conservation, restoration and stabilization of the country’s cultural spaces and objects.

AFCP was established in 2001 with support of the U.S. Congress and supports the preservation of archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, museum collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as indigenous languages and crafts.

Last year, through AFCP, the Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul (MARGS), received funding to help preserve and digitize its archives. In 2018, AFCP funding was also secured to support restoration projects at Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro.