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The US Embassy in Peru invites institutions in the country to submit their proposals to compete for the Ambassadors Fund for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. This year two calls are open again, one for tangible heritage and another for intangible heritage.
All the projects presented must be related to the conservation and protection of the tangible or intangible cultural heritage of Peru, prioritizing the impact of the project on the local community and the region and its importance to generate jobs, offer technical training, address some social problem and/or prepare a plan for possible natural disasters that put the cultural heritage at risk. Projects must respect gender equity in the number of participants.
The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, January 2, 2023. The US Embassy will make a pre-selection of the projects received and will request additional information only from those projects that advance to the next phase.
Funds available
The range of support per project is between US$10,000 and $500,000.
The Fund is aimed at projects for the conservation and restoration of movable and immovable cultural property. Projects may include:
Immovable cultural heritage:
Movable cultural heritage:
The Fund does not cover conservation of natural heritage, archaeological excavation work, civil construction or preliminary studies. Nor does it cover personal academic studies, purchase of heritage pieces, creation of replicas or conservation of human remains. In the case of publications, it does not cover the preservation of collections that may have copies or reproductions elsewhere; nor does it cover the preservation of press material (newspapers, magazines or radio or television programs).
Funds available
The range of support per project is between US$10,000 and US$50,000.
The Fund is aimed at projects for the preservation, promotion and dissemination of intangible cultural heritage, made up of uses, representations, expressions, knowledge and techniques representative of the great diversity of communities in Peru.
The project may include the identification, documentation, research, preservation, protection, promotion, enhancement, transmission and registration of dances, music, arts and craft techniques, games, culinary practices, customs, knowledge and ancestral techniques, as well as native languages, traditions oral and other forms of cultural expression.
The project may include forms of sound and/or visual recording in digital and/or printed formats, as well as publications, workshops, courses and public activities. The project may include translations and/or other forms of interpretation of native languages. The dissemination of the projects can be done through social networks or traditional media such as radio, television or printed formats.
The Fund does not cover the preservation of natural heritage.
This year, all projects submitted for conservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage must support one or more of the following objectives of the US Embassy in Peru:
In addition, the projects could help achieve some of the following goals:
Project requirements
All proposals for tangible and intangible cultural heritage projects must specify the following:
Where to send the proposal
All proposals must be sent to the email by Monday, January 2, 2023. Information can be sent in English or Spanish. The subject of the email must start with “Ambassadors Fund 2023” and include the title of the project.
Deadlines and additional information
The US Embassy will contact those responsible for the shortlisted projects in December to request additional information. The final results will be announced around August 2023 via email and through the social networks of the US Embassy. For more information, send an email to Vanessa Wagner at
Please call: 618-2000
Outside of Office Hours, contact: 618-2000
Outside of Peru: 51-1 618-2000


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