The call for applications for the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Program is now open.
For 2014, the program offers bursaries in creative writing, music, and visual arts.
The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Program was integrated into UNESCO's strategy in 1994 to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. It aims to provide experience to young artists and to help them complete their training in countries other than their own.
The program offers residencies worldwide to young artists aged 25 to 35. It advocates and promotes creativity and highlights cultural exchanges and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures. It constitutes a best practice in terms of cooperation for development and is aligned with the objectives of Article 14 of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, because it gives priority to artists and institutions in developing countries in order to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation.
For more information on the Program, please visit the UNESCO website.