Cultural Management workshop Damascus 2010
Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) held the sixth Cultural Management training workshop from November 1 to 8, 2010 in Damascus, Syria. The 2010 workshop was produced by Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) in cooperation with the European Cultural Foundation and the British Council in Damascus.
137 applications from 11 different countries in the Arab region were received during the application process. Of these, 17 applicants were selected from 9 countries: Egypt, Algeria, Mauritania, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Palestine, Yemen and Oman. The workshop trainers were Hanan Hajj Ali of Lebanon, and Basma Al Husseiny and Ashraf Maher of Egypt, along with guest trainer Sarah Boiling of the United Kingdom, who focused on audience building and marketing in her lectures. Unfortunately one trainer, Marina Braham, and 3 participants selected from Palestine, were unable to get visas and were unable to participate in the workshop.
The workshop sessions covered topics such as cultural policies, cultural infrastructure, management of cultural organizations and groups, cultural tourism, audience building, marketing, and production management. At the end of the workshop, participants presented the result of the 4 projects that they had worked on and developed during the workshop.