Mawa3eed: A program for supporting cultural and artistic exchange in the Arab region
Results of the 2012 Mawa3eed Program
March 2012 Grantees:
- Nai Al Barghouty (Palestine) received a grant to travel from Ram Allah to Beirut to give concert at Dawar Al Shams Theatre.
- Ain Association (Syria) received a grant to tour with selected artworks and to invite participants of Damascus Visual Arts Festival to Lebanon, where the Festival will be held this year.
- Tunisian Digital Artistic Expression Association (Tunisia) received a grant to invite 12 individuals from the different Arab countries to attend Digital Expression Training that will be held in Tunisia.
- Abd Allah Al Kafri (Syria) received a grant to travel with a group to rehearse their new theatre production in Lebanon as the group members are from different Arab countries. The grant also covers freight of stage decoration from Syria to Lebanon.
- El Haara Theatre (Palestine) received a grant to travel from Palestine to Jordan to take part in the Philadelphia 10th Arab Theatre Festival and the 7th International Festival of Liberal Theatre.
June 2012 Grantees:
- Sara Isaac (Yemen) received a grant to travel from Scotland to Egypt then to Yemen to finalize the production of her film Fatherland.
- The Cultural Cooperative Association for Youth in Theatre and Cinema SHAMS (Lebanon) received a grant to invite an Iraqi theatre group to perform a play by director Mohannad El Hady in The Arab Theatre Platform.
- Eftekasat (Egypt) received a grant to invite Moroccan artists Hesham Bago & El Mahdi El Nasooli to go on the Sufi Jazz tour in Cairo and in Alexandria during the month of Ramadan.
- Arab Resource Centre for Popular Arts Al Jana (Lebanon) received a grant to invite 4 trainers from Egypt to give art workshops for children in Janana Summer Forum.
- Abdel Aziz El Rashdy (Morocco) received a grant to travel from Morocco to Egypt to attend the book signing and discussion of his new book The Ache of Sand.
- Weam Saeed (Egypt) received a grant to travel from Egypt to Lebanon to take part in the artistic residency program of the Lebanese Association for Visual Arts – Ashkal Alwan.
- Sara Hamdy (Egypt) received a grant to travel from Egypt to Lebanon to take part in the artistic residency program of the Lebanese Association for Visual Arts – Ashkal Alwan.
- Pop in Djerba Festival (Tunisia) received a grant to invite the Moroccan band Haussa to give a concert in the first edition of the festival.
September 2012 Grantees:
- Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) (Egypt) received a grant to invite visual artist Bassem Magdy and show his work and Eman Issa’s work at the fifth edition of Photo Cairo
- Wael Kaddour (Syria) received a grant to travel with group to rehearse and perform their new theatre production Small Rooms in Jordan.
- Dahlia Naous (Lebanon) received a grant to travel to Egypt with choreographer Kinda Hassan to hold a workshop with Egyptian dancers as part of Cairography dance project.
- Ribab Fusion (Morocco) received a grant to travel to Egypt to perform at the 5th edition of Cairo Jazz Festival.
- Masrah Ensemble Association (Syria) received a grant to invite 5 artists to Lebanon to partake in events organized within the Doomed by Hope book launch.
December 2012 Grantees:
- Anas Abo Rahma )Palestine) received a grant to travel to Morocco to take part in the activities of the World Poetry Day, organized by the Network of Associations for Development and Citizenship, with a poetry reading and a presentation on the scene of young poets in Palestine.
- Nizar Rohana (Palestine) received a grant to travel to Egypt to hold a workshop with musicians from Alexandria on improvisation and rearrangement of old heritage compositions. The workshop production will be documented in a video clip and will be presented in a concert at the performance space of the hosting organization, Gudran Association for Arts and Development.
- Hwaida Saleh (Egypt) received a grant to travel to Morocco to attend the book signing ceremony of her new work The Image of the Intellectual in Modern Literature. The event is organized by the University of Abdel Malek Al Sa’di in Tetouan.
- Mohamed Ellewati (Tunisia) received a grant to travel with visual artist Nidal Shamekh and to cover freight of artworks to Lebanon to be exhibited in Siaseyat, as part of the Tunisian Contemporary Arts Forum in Beirut.
- Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia) received a grant to travel to Egypt to give a concert at the second edition of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival.
- Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (Egypt) received a grant to invite two music groups, one theatre group and one dance group to take part in the second edition of the festival.