The Inter-American Development Bank Click for Enhanced Coverage Linking Searches(IDB) has selected 24 partner institutions to finance and provide technical assistance to small-scale cultural development projects in 23 countries. Under the Bank's Cultural Development Program, these projects will receive grants from $4,000 to $6,000.
The Cultural Development Program, managed by the IDB Cultural Center, aims to promote cultural development in Latin America and the Caribbean by financing projects and working hand-in-hand as project partner.
The grants were awarded to innovative micro-projects for technical training, art, music and theater instruction for educators, artists and musicians. Taking into consideration the diversity of these cultural disciplines, the projects were evaluated for their viability, educational scope, effective use of resources, ability to mobilize additional sources of financing, and long-term impact on the community.
The following is a list of BELIZE partner agencies along with the awarded projects, which will be launched in 2011:
Cacalenel Car Sa Nima (Riverfish Protectors)
Preserving Q'eqchi Maya Medicinal and Utilitarian Plants, Toledo.