Guide to mobility funding opportunities - Focus on 13 Arab countries - new OTM-AEF-KAMS publication!

On the Move and the Arab Education Forum launch the online Guide to funding opportunities for the international mobility of artists and culture professionals - Focus on 13 Arab countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

This guide is supported by KAMS - Korea Arts Management Service, and was carried out in cooperation with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund For Human Development and the Queed Zein Al- Sharaf Institute for Development.

The main objective of this Mobility Funding Guide is to provide an overview of the funding that support international mobility of artists and cultural operators between the thirteen countries mentioned above. Subsequently it aims to provide inputs for funders and policy makers on how to fill the existing gaps in funding for international cultural exchange.

In this guide you can find funding opportunities related to most artistic and cultural disciplines, classified by types of funding organisations. The list includes only regular funding opportunities accessible online that cover travel costs - partially or completely. The guide mostly lists regional and international sources of funding - be they public or private - and includes a few national funding organisations.

As this research focuses on 13 Arab countries, nationals from other countries in the region or interested in the Arab / MENA region may find the resources in this guide relevant as well.

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This guide - whose information was mostly compiled between mid January-mid March 2014 - is an attempt to gather all the resources in one document, and is by no means complete. Funding schemes are regularly subject to change, which may render some information out-dated. In particular the current political situation implies that a number of funding schemes have been suspended and some of them don't exist anymore. As we aim to update this guide on a regular basis through further research and input from the field, your feedback is crucial. You can send your comments, suggestions and corrections to: mobility(at)on-the-move.org.