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Exceptional Grants | REDZONE

Exceptional Grants | REDZONE

Culture Resource, in cooperation with Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV) Norway, announces the launch of an exceptional grant to fund the development of new, original creative artistic works by Arab artists. The fund will be used to support creative projects in music, theater, dance, visual arts, and multidisciplinary productions (i.e. installations combining several of above). The selected artworks will be premiered at the third edition of the Red Zone Festival which will take place in both Norway and the Arab Region in Spring 2018.

Red Zone Festival is an international platform that supports artists to showcase their work, especially those focusing on freedom of expression, and the concepts of borders, displacement, censorship, and other currently globally relevant ideas. The festival was organized for the first time in Oslo, Norway in March 2013 followed by two installations taking place in Cairo and Beirut in 2014. The second edition of the festival took place in Beirut and Tunis in 2016. In the upcoming edition of the festival, Culture Resource will support, for the first time, specific artistic productions to be showcased at the festival as part of the festival’s overall programming.

This fund will support three to four creative projects in various artistic disciplines, with each award reaching a maximum of $17,000. The artistic disciplines covered by the fund are: music, theatre & dance, visual arts, and multidisciplinary productions.

Exceptional Grant: REDZONE Festival 2018

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How to Apply for the Fund
Applications will be open until 28 July 2017. The applications will be collected, assessed and submitted to an independent committee of jurors. The application form can be downloaded at the link below. The application and all relevant supporting documents should be sent to the following email address: redzone2018@mawred.org.

Deadline for Submitting the Applications: 28 July 2017 at 17:00 (Beirut Time)
Announcement of Grant Recipients: Third Week of August 2017
Contract Duration: Six to Eight months to complete the selected project
Premier Date: Spring 2018, venue of the festival will announced at a later stage

Eligibility Criteria

  1. All Arab artists, including artists residing outside the Arab region, are encouraged to apply;
  2. There is no age limit for this call;
  3. Application form should be submitted in Arabic;
  4. A detailed action plan and budget sheet (in $) should be attached with the application form;
  5. A copy of passport and/or National ID should be attached with the application form;
  6. Applicants can apply for only one of the above mentioned disciplines;

Application Guidelines

  • The supporting fund offered by the program can reach up to $17,000;
  • Applicants are requested to state in their application form all other sources for funding their project;
  • Incomplete applications or missing supporting documents will not be taken into consideration;
  • The fund does not cover previous creative projects already produced and/or displayed to public.

Guidelines for Contracting

  • The grant will be automatically cancelled should the grantee fail signing the contract within a period of 45 days after receiving the contract;
  • The deadline for completing the creative project will be six to eight months once the contract is signed;
  • The fund does not cover purchasing equipment and/or instruments;
  • Accepting the fund will result in an obligation from the artist to mention and use the logos of both Cultural Resource and KKV as supporters/funders of their project in all public materials related to their project
  • Cultural Resource retains the exclusive right to premier the creative project within the framework of Red Zone estival 2018

Deadline 28 July 2017

Download guidelines and application here! (available only in Arabic)

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