Arab British Award Centre Award for Culture 2017

The Arab British Centre is pleased to announce the return of its Award for Culture in collaboration with the British Council. The Arab British Centre Award for Culture will celebrate individuals and organisations whose contribution to the dissemination of Arab arts and culture has advanced dialogue and understanding of the Arab world in the United Kingdom.

The Arab British Centre award series was established in 2008 to raise awareness of contemporary Arab culture in the UK and to give financial support to individuals and organisations in the early/mid-stages of their career.  For the first time, The Award for Culture will offer two categories – one for individuals and one for organisations.

The Arab British Centre will present each of the winners with a cash prize of £2,500 and the British Council will provide the unique opportunity for travel and international networking opportunities in one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Tunisia or Qatar.

A distinguished panel of judges will select the winners of the 2017 prize. The  panel will be chaired by The Arab British Centre’s Chairman, Sir Derek Plumbly KCMG, and will also include British Council Director Arts for the Middle East and North Africa, David Elliott, British Museum Curator of Islamic and Contemporary Art , Venetia Porter, and previous award winner and playwright Hassan Abdulrazzaq.

Deadline: 25 June 2017

Find all details online