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Maraheb Program to Support Artistic Residencies in the Arab region

Maraheb was launched in 2010 as a pilot program to provide financial support to Arab artists living inside or outside the Arab world who want to take part in an artistic residency program, in the fields of theatre, dance, literature, music and cultural management, within the Arab region. The aims of the program are to provide an opportunity to develop ... Read More »

Cultural Journalism Workshop

The second cultural journalism training workshop was held in Beirut in February 2010 in collaboration with Assafir News paper and the Samir Kassir Foundation of Lebanon. This program aims to improve the quality of cultural journalism in the Arab world. The call for applications was announced in December 2009 and the deadline was 5 January 2010. Culture Resource (Al Mawred ... Read More »


The Remix workshop and tour is designed as a creative encounter between young musicians and master musicians and composers of different cultural and musical backgrounds.  Remix provides a rare opportunity for participants and trainers alike to explore new musical territories within and beyond specific musical traditions, to experiment with forms of composition and improvisation, and for cultural exchange and mutual ... Read More »


A music workshop organized by El Genaina Theatre in association with the Norwegian Embassy in Cairo under the supervision of the Grammy award winning musician and composer Fathy Salama and Norwegian musicians. The workshop aims to train the young musicians in music composition, arrangement, rhythm, song and live performance. Injazz 2009: The music workshop was held in November under the ... Read More »

Start of the Game

Start of the Game provides budding theatre artists with an opportunity to discuss and develop new projects, sharpen their skills, and add to their knowledge while engaging in group work. The workshop usually draws young actors, directors, writers and set designers. The fourth workshop for young Arab theatre makers took place in Tunis, Tunisia during June and July 2009 and ... Read More »

Exceptional Production AwardS for Arab artists

Cultural Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) announces a one-time initiative to fund the production of original works of art by Arab artists in any field, that are to be created in response to or in the context of the current wave of revolutionary activity and popular uprising in the Arab region. Multiple grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded ... Read More »

Egypt Spaces

Culture Resource announces the awardees of the Egypt Spaces Initiative, a grant announced in March with an application deadline of June 28th. The aims of the initiative are serve artists, cultural professionals, the independent cultural sector, and potential audiences and communities for their work, through funding the establishment of new cultural spaces in Egypt. The aim of this program is ... Read More »

Safha Jadida

A creative writing workshop which includes discussions with experienced writers, critics and publishers. It was open to practitioners of all forms of creative writing including novelists, poets, and short story writers. Safha Jadida 2007: The third literary workshop for young Arab writers Safha Jadida was held in Madaba, Jordan during the period from 9 to 15 July 2007 in collaboration ... Read More »

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