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Culture Resource Participates in Creative Lab on the Role of Arts & Culture in Creating Positive Impact

A two-day creative lab, organized by DOEN, AFAC, Festival du Niger Foundation, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (The Netherlands), was held in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 October 2016 and gathered leaders and practitioners in the culture field to discuss the role of arts and culture in building understanding and cohesion, and how the arts and culture community can ... Read More »

Culture Resource Returns From First Outreach Trip in Morocco

Culture Resource completed its first outreach trip to Morocco in November 2016. With the aim of increasing awareness about Culture Resource’s programs and expanding the organization’s network of artists, cultural managers and cultural institutions, the Communications team visited the cities of Rabat, Tangier, Meknes and Casablanca. In each city, the Culture Resource team met with local cultural players, spaces and ... Read More »

Abbara 5: Results

Culture Resource is pleased to announce the recipients of the fifth round of the Abbara Program. The 17 organizations that have successfully made it through the first stage of the selection process come from ten Arab countries, including Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania. Abbara was launched in 2011 to support independent cultural organisations and ... Read More »


Culture Resource announces the call for applications for the position of Managing Director of Culture Resource. EXPERIENCES & PERSONAL SKILLS Candidates interested in this post must have the following experiences and personal skills: A minimum of ten years of experience as a cultural manager directing  a large cultural organization(s) and/or projects; Have developed a good reputation as a cultural manager ... Read More »

Tajwaal Results – 2nd Round 2016

Culture Resource is pleased to announce the names of applicants who have received a travel grant at the second round of the “Tajwaal” program. Tajwaal was launched in April 2016 and is a direct translation of Culture Resource’s vision in support of the dissemination of the regional culture and arts globally. Grantees:  Abdullah Alkafri (Syria), a writer, cultural programmer, and ... Read More »

Announcement: Mawa3eed Grantees for Round 3

Culture Resource congratulates the grantees for Round 3 for its regional travel fund, Mawa3eed! Al-Hilal Ahmed Mawloud: Received a grant to support the travel of five trainers in filmmaking from Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Libya to take part in the Nouakchott International Short Film Festival in Mauritania. Aliya al-Khalidi: Received a grant to support the travel of the team of ... Read More »

‘Sea of Stories’: From Production Awards to the Qalandiya International Festival

Palestinian artist, Hana Sleiman, is taking part in the third edition of the Qalandiya International Festival with Sea of Stories: Voyages of the Palestinian Archives, an exhibition produced with the support of the Culture Resource’s Production Awards program. The exhibition opened on 11 October at the Dar El-Nimer Center for Arts and Culture (in Clemenceau, Beirut). Sea of Stories reveals ... Read More »

Partner Forum for Promises Innovative Collaborations for Tandem/Shaml 2016

Fifteen cultural organisations from six Arab countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Mauritania, Egypt and Tunisia) met with 15 cultural organisations from European countries (Finland, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Albania, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Hungary and Northern Ireland) in the five-day Partner Forum for the fourth round of the Tandem/Shaml program. Held in Amman (Jordan) from 14 to 18 September 2016, the meeting ... Read More »

Winners Announced for 2016 Cultural Policy Grants

Culture Resource is pleased to announce the winners of Culture Policy Grants which are designed to support national and regional projects and initiatives in the field of cultural policies in the Arab region. The call was open to cultural directors, artists and legal professionals with grant amounts of up to $8,000USD which were available for projects and initiatives that focused ... Read More »

Production Awards grantees and project summaries for first round of funding in 2016

Literature: Alaa Salama (Palestine) Project title: The Faceless This novel is about a soldier in the Syrian army that loses the ability to distinguish, recognize and remember faces while he is on the battlefront. He becomes incapable of distinguishing one colleague from another, then his colleagues from the rebels, so he fights in line with the rebels when they take ... Read More »

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