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Mawa3eed was launched in 2006 to help cover the travel expenses for artists and cultural directors so that they could present their works or participate in artistic and cultural activities and events throughout the Arab world. Deadline for applications: 20 December.
The overall aim of Tandem / Shaml is to foster long-term collaboration between cultural professionals from the Arab Region (participants of the Abbara capacity building programme of Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) and Europe (including Turkey!). For this call for applications cultural organisations from all over Europe – inside and outside the European Union, including Turkey – are invited to apply before the 15th of January 2014.
Récréatrales (résidences panafricaines d'écriture et de création théâtrales), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) - Appel à candidatures
Les Récréâtrales et les associés du programme ELAN (le Sokan Théâtre de Côte d’Ivoire, Acte Sept du Mali et Les Bruits de la Rue du Congo) lancent un appel à candidatures en vue du recrutement de 5 auteurs, 5 metteurs en scène, 5 scénographes et 10 comédiens stagiaires pour le laboratoire ELAN des RECREATRALES 2014 qui se tiendra à Ouagadougou tout au long des processus créatifs des projets professionnels en Résidences. Date limite: 15 décembre.
The Culture in Defiance call is aimed at projects that strive for positive change. Their impact lies in creating opportunities of freedom of speech and thought. Support is only given to individuals and organisations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2014.
Swiss artists and cultural practitioners (e.g. curators, event organisers, mediators) in the areas of the visual arts, music, literature, theatre and dance are eligible to apply. At the same time, Pro Helvetia facilitates residencies in Switzerland for artists and cultural practitioners from the above-mentioned regions. Deadline: 1 March 2014.
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) was established in 2007 by local cultural lobbyists as an independent initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation across the Arab world and globally. Various deadlines from February till June 2014.
The Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) is an international organization designed to serve independent young artists living and working in the Arab World. The long term goal of YATF is to encourage the sustainability of the independent artistic scene in the Arab World and to nurture and sustain its development. Two up-coming calls on 1 January 2014.
North Africa Cultural Mobility Map is being implemented by CeRCCa Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles (Barcelona) and Al Madina for Performing and Digital Arts (Alexandria) as part of the ALF DAWRAK Citizen Exchange Programme. It is now looking for partners and funding institutions to make this project a sustainable one.
The African Writer’s Residency offers a residency to writers of contemporary African literature, who engage with contemporary themes and concerns of Africa and the African Diaspora. The award is open to published (not self-published) writers of poetry, prose, plays and novels. Deadline for applications: 21 February 2014.
Check the eligible list of countries for projects undertaken by civil society organisations. Organisations based in non-Commonwealth Foundation member countries can apply for a grant, provided the activity or project is taking place in an eligible Commonwealth Foundation member country. Deadlines for the submission of preliminary application forms: 29 October 2013, 3 March and 30 September 2014.
The Foundation pays special attention to projects, which enable long-term networks between the involved artists and project partners. The Allianz Cultural Foundation focuses on particular regions within Europe. Aside from the countries of Central and South-eastern Europe the focal point of the next years lies on the Mediterranean area. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2014.
The Swedish Institute’s Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP) is an annual intercultural leadership programme that aims to lay a foundation for dialogue, mutual understanding and knowledge sharing among young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. Deadline for applications: 13 December.
The Foundation, established in memory of Marc de Montalembert (1972-1993), strives to promote cultural understanding among the young generations and encourage intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean world. Two deadlines: 1st November for the prize and 15 December for the grant.
In 2012, the Federal Cultural Foundation established the TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries in order to encourage a wide range of German institutions to shift their focus on the artistic production and cultural debates in African countries. Deadlines: 30 November 2013 and 30 September 2014.
The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. Eligible activities include hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and promoting fellows' ideas in public venues. Deadlines: 1 August 2013 and 1 February 2014.