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MAHARAT Training Programme for Performing Arts Technicians (Lebanon)

In an empty theatre a technician is reaching down toward a light that lies on the stage floor.

Ettijahat- Independent Culture announces the launch of the open call for the 2022 edition of MAHARAT: Building Careers in Performing Arts, in partnership with DROSOS FOUNDATION, targeting technicians working within the performing arts sector who are looking to enhance their technical skills in the field of sound, lighting, and stage management techniques. The programme aims to raise the level of professionalism of technicians in the various fields of performing arts, provide them with the skills and abilities to build new careers, enhance the capacity of those working in technical disciplines, and improve their ability to contribute to public life and to the labour market.

The programme allows participants to engage in a specialised training curriculum facilitated over 18 weeks, at an average of 4 hours a day, divided over three days per week. The programme was designed by a number of experts in the field of performing arts, includes general and specialised theoretical and applied knowledge, and provides participants with a support package that partially covers participation and transportation costs.

The programme is open to residents of Lebanon as well as technicians working in performing arts from the Arab Region, who are able to travel and reside in Lebanon for 4 months from the beginning of August to the end of November.


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