Economic Advancement for Zimbabwe Creative Industries 2023

Application is open for the Economic Advancement for Zimbabwe Creative Industries 2023. The Public Diplomacy (PD) section of the U.S. Embassy Zimbabwe under the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for programs for creative entrepreneurs to realize their full economic potential and build connections with their U.S. counterparts. The PD section invites proposals from non-profit organizations, civil society organizations, and U.S. government alumni to design and implement a creative entrepreneurship program that increases the use of digital technology, improves business acumen, and celebrates cultural heritage, identity, and diversity. The program should expand opportunities to develop institutional capacity, promote the financial sustainability of creative and cultural organizations; and build networks of independent creative and cultural organizations to make the sector more profitable for its diverse members.

Eligibility
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
The following organizations are eligible to apply: Zimbabwean or U.S. media organizations, civil society, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations. *For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
If the Zimbabwean creative community increases the use of digital technologies and e-commerce, builds networks with U.S. creative enterprises, and equips practitioners with skills and knowledge, they would be better positioned to build a professional and financially sustainable creative industry. This program supports the U.S. Department of State’s Public Diplomacy efforts to build a more stable, inclusive economy for the Zimbabwe creative industry.

Benefits
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000
Award Ceiling: $25,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Application Process

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