Culture Resource’s Wijhat: Inviting Applicants from Arab Region

Deadline: 15 September 2018

Culture Resource has announced the launch of Wijhat (Destinations), a program that aims to support the travel of artists and cultural actors from the Arab Region to participate in events within the region and internationally, allowing them to present their works to diverse audiences in global, regional and local contexts, to exchange knowledge and expertise with peers, to build their professional capacities, or to produce and develop their artistic works.

Wijhat aims to contribute to raising awareness of arts and culture from the Arab region, both regionally and internationally, by supporting the regional or international travels of artists and cultural actors from the region. The program offers artists the opportunity to take part in cultural events and activities and present their work to diverse audiences in wider regional and/or international contexts, to exchange knowledge and expertise with peers, and/or to build their professional capacities.

Culture Resource aspires to make this support available to artists and cultural actors from all parts of the Arab region, while ensuring geographic and gender diversity as much as possible.

Funding Information

  • It is designed to serve artists and cultural actors in the Arab region by offering grants of up to 8,000 US Dollars to support travel both within and outside the Arab region, thereby enabling the grantees to present their works to new audiences and to engage in new and diverse inter- and intra-Arab cultural exchange experiences.
  • The program offers 25 to 30 grants per year in three rounds. The support covers:
    • Ticket costs
    • Visa costs
    • Accommodation and partial support for living expenses
    • A recommendation letter from Culture Resource to the relevant embassy in order to support the visa application, if necessary.

Activities

The program covers all activities that offer potential beneficiaries opportunities to develop their skills and capacities, and to present their works to new audiences and potential partners who could have a positive impact on their future professional development. Such activities include:

  • Artistic and cultural festivals
  • Artistic residencies
  • Forums, conferences and symposia
  • Artistic and creative production workshops
  • Trainings and capacity building workshops

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be from an Arab country.
  • The applicant does not necessarily have to reside in an Arab country, but the country of departure or arrival must be an Arab country.
  • The grant is available for groups as well as individuals.
  • The program targets artists from all disciplines: visual arts, performance arts, literature, music, etc.
  • The program targets cultural actors whether working independently or as members or staff of cultural initiatives or organizations.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old; otherwise, applications must be submitted by an adult on their behalf, with a written consent from their parents or guardians.

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application form (available only in Arabic) via given website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

For more information, please visit Wijhat.

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