Fanak Fund facilitates the mobility and creativity of artists and cultural operators living and working in Europe, the Arab-speaking world, and the wider Middle East, travelling either within these zones or outward towards the rest of the world. The mobility and creativity that the Fund supports will enhance cultural and artistic development at the local level and build up autonomy and citizenship.
Fanak Fund currently has two open funds:
- Mobility - General Fund: The general fund supports mobility which contributes to local cultural development and the emancipation of populations. This can be for example, developing partnerships and cooperation abroad to strengthen local economies back home (through co-productions or sustainable exchange programmes) or developing independent inter-regional or international production networks. It can also be through capacity building (training and residencies), sharing knowledge learnt abroad, developing one’s network of contacts through physical presence in events. The fund is open to individuals living and working in the Euro-Arab-Middle East geographical zone.
- Zodeh - Consolidation Fund: In the context of international mobility and exchange of artists and cultural operators, Fanak Fund is offering a funding line to consolidate artistic teams in the Middle-East and Arab-speaking countries (including Turkey and Persian countries). This funding line aims at consolidating cultural and artistic organisations and/or artists collectives operating in the Arab-speaking and Middle Eastern geographical zone and developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms). The grants provided will not exceed 3000€ and can be considered as co-funding depending on the projects selected. This fund is open for organisations, artists collectives and independents cultural managers based in the Arab-speaking - Middle Eastern world who have been operating for at least two years. The aim of this Fund is to stabilise projects in their local environment, enabling them to be recognised and to develop their networking capacities.