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Mawa3eed Grantees – Round 4, December 2015

Estabrak Al Ansari: Received a grant to travel from Britain to Morocco. She will participate in the Marrakech Biennale, which is a non-profit organization that aims to position Marrakech as a platform for contemporary art in Africa, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Edward Maallem: Received a grant to travel from Palestine to Tunisia. He will participate in a workshop ... Read More »

Happy New Year 2016!

Dear Colleagues, Friends, and International and Regional Partners: We end 2015 in the hopes that we have done our utmost in achieving our goals, including supporting creativity and culture in the Arab region, defending freedom of expression, and supporting local cultural organizations to reach their potentials. We do not want to end the year reflecting deeply on the great obstacles ... Read More »

Theater Play Barzakh – presented by Minwal Theater Company

Barzakh, a new play presented by the Minwal Theater Company that was supported by a grant from Culture Resource, was staged at the Dawwar El Shams Center  from October 29 to November 8 2015. About the play: Isthmus is a term used to signify a barrier between two things, such as the time interval between life and the life of ... Read More »

New Grantees Announced for Tunisia Balad El Fann Program

Culture Resource is pleased to announce the names of projects that have been awarded grants in the four most recent rounds of project grants for the Tunisia Balad El Fann Project. Each of the 20 projects will receive up to 10,000 USD to implement their projects 2nd Session: 1: Reserve of Creators- Kef Governorate The project is a part of ... Read More »

Reviewing Culture Strategies in Tunis

A Culture Resource initiative has brought 18 young representatives of six cultural institutions from different parts the country together in Tunis to review work strategies, cultural activities and ways to communicate with local communities in order to heighten public enthusiasm for Tunisian cultural production. The six-day meeting, which took place from 20 to 25 October, took the form of a ... Read More »

Mawa3eed Awards – Round 3, September 2015

Hadi Labeeb Iskandar Hanna won the award to travel from Cairo to Al Rabat, Morocco, with 8 members of Cairokee to participate in the 2nd edition of the festival “Visa for Music” – an Africa-Middle East Music Meeting. Ossama Halal with his 13-member theatre group “Koon” won the award to travel from Beirut to Tunis to participate in the 17th ... Read More »

Cultural Policy in the Arab Region Website a Year in Review

Since its inception in March 2009 by Culture Resource, the regional initiative for surveying and monitoring cultural policies in the Arab world has been constantly developing year after year. The ever evolving action mechanisms and plans of cultural policy groups are now being applied in twelve Arab countries, with the support of Culture Resource. In July 2014, Cultural Policy in ... Read More »

Regional Accomplishments on Cultural Policy in 2015

Culture Resource’s Cultural Policy in the Arab Region Program   has been actively supporting the work of national task forces on issues related to cultural policies for six years.  It continues developing this year through signing contracts with ten national task forces to carry out  country-based work plans on cultural policy; the countries were Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, ... Read More »

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT – Lebanon Office – Senior Accountant

Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy) – Lebanon Office Post Title: Senior Accountant Location: Beirut, Lebanon Deadline for Applications: 25 September 2015 Applicants please send their CV and cover letter to: jobs@mawred.org The Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), Lebanon Office, is seeking to recruit a Senior Accountant. Job responsibilities include the implementation and supervision of all financial and accounting procedures and ... Read More »

Results for Production Awards 2015 – First Round

Culture Resource announced the ten winning projects of its Production Awards Program – First Round, March 2015. The projects were selected by a juror’s committee from among 139 applications. Since its initiation in 2004, this program of the Culture Resource alone has supported 178 young Arab artists throughout the Arab World in 5 different disciplines: literature, visual arts, theater, music, ... Read More »

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