The British Council is pleased to announce an open call for applications for the Masarat: Grants for Artists and Cultural Initiatives programme
The Masarat Grants programme seeks to respond to the needs of artists and cultural practitioners in Iraq, Jordan Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen, providing financial support to enable continued production and project work in very difficult circumstances.
Masarat provides grants of between 4000 and 10,000 GBP to support local emerging artists in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen. This grant programme is designed to support the professional development of emerging artists, creatives and cultural practitioners in the region.
Masarat aims to strengthen artistic practice through supporting production, training and/or showcasing activities. Selected grantees will also be given opportunities to build their professional networks and make new connections with the UK and the Arab world.
As part of the British Council’s focus on supporting the development of socially engaged creative practice globally, the Masarat grant will support artists and cultural initiatives that are responding to a local or global challenge faced in their countries and communities. This could be something social, economic, environmental or all of the above. What matters is that the work seeks to engage audiences and generate debate and reflection about the world and the communities we live in.
This programme is open to applications from all art forms including but not limited to: Architecture, Design, Fashion, Film, Literature, Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts.
This grant scheme is open to Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian and Yemeni artists, creatives and cultural practitioners to support creative projects in these countries. Applications will be accepted from individual artists, groups or collectives and registered organisations.