Deadline: 30 September 2019
Title of the call: Promotion of the Education and Wellbeing of Refugee and Displaced Children in Lebanon Through Access to the Arts
Two of their five Strategic Priorities are addressed by this call:
- Effecting change in the lives of displaced and refugee children through the means of artistic expression and specialist artistic intervention
- Promoting understanding of heritage and cultural activities to help displaced and refugee children preserve the connection with their communities
This call will focus on:
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- Providing a voice to refugee children in Lebanon through the means of artistic expression
- Identification of innovative schemes to introduce artistic skills which could support refugee children in building their own future
- Providing refugee and displaced children with access to the Arts within a formal and/or non-formal education setting
- Review of, or research around, current art programmes being implemented with Syrian refugee children, and the extent of their impact on wellbeing
Organisations can submit one application for any amount up to £20,000 for a defined project of up to three years’ duration.
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The proposed project:
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- Must not be an existing project unless it is entering a new phase of development; they will consider incorporating existing costs (if applicable) during the implementation of the new project if there is a demonstrably necessary link between the two
- Must clearly illustrate the organisation’s ability to effectively implement the project, and that it would provide value for money, constitute added value in the field and contain a clear monitoring process
- Must not have as an aim the promotion one religion or faith
- Must not duplicate work already in practice in the field
The following will be favoured:
- Projects that will be sustainable, or will have sustainable elements, beyond the period of AMF’s involvement OR projects which have a natural, defined end-point
- Projects in which staff are able to commit to regular contact with AMF in order to communicate progress
- Projects that have ‘built in’ methods of obtaining service-user feedback
- Examples of projects and activities that could be supported under this call:
- Innovative training courses or workshops for refugee children or those working with refugee and displaced children (photography, drawing, storytelling, acting etc.)
- Efforts to provide safe artistic spaces for children within formal or non-formal educational settings or wherever this is lacking
- Supporting initiatives for cultural art preservation in benefit of children, for example, supporting small communities and local crafts, traditional music/stories etc.
- Creative art productions or learning materials for children
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In order to be considered eligible, organisations must:
- Be a registered charity in the country in which they are headquartered; individuals who wish to apply can only do so in conjunction with a registered organisation (e.g. an academic researcher might apply with the backing of his or her university)
- Be able to meet their Reporting Requirements
- Have a Child Protection Policy in place that conforms to the laws of the country in which they operate and a clear methodology that demonstrates that it is appropriately and consistently applied
- Preference will be shown for charities with an annual income of between £5,000-£750,000 and at least three years’ continuous accounts
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.almadadfoundation.org/art-grant-2019