UNESCO, International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC)

The programme proposes 67 fellowships offered by 47 partner institutions in 26 countries.

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists programme was thus established in 1994 to open new career prospects for young artists and provide them with the possibility for further training in specialised institutions.

Since the programme's creation, the number of applications received and fellowships granted has increased regularly. Hundreds of young artists have already benefited from the programme.

The fellowships are co-financed by the IFPC and an international network of partner institutions specialised in the training of artists. The IFPC was created in November 1974 during the 18th session of UNESCO's General Conference, and has developed into a financial fund that supports cultural development projects all over the world.

Its aim is to help creators and cultural entrepreneurs to find additional funds for their projects so that cultural diversity can profit from globalisation instead of being its victim.

Deadline: 30/04/06 - in most cases. Application deadlines vary according to the institution.