Training and Regional Events Grant Program Now Open!
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture is inviting applications for Training and Regional Events Program to support training and workshops in the different cultural and artistic fields, in addition to residencies, symposiums, forums, and festivals (multidisciplinary, music, film, performing arts, visual arts, literature).
The program provides annual grants ranging from a few thousand US dollars up to a maximum of 25,000 US dollars for individuals and teams and 35,000 US dollars for institutions and collectives.
Place and Duration
AFAC will not provide support retroactively, ie to projects already completed. For projects that have already started, AFAC will cover the expenses that will occur only after the signature of the contract if the project is selected.
Projects may be implemented anywhere as long as they are created by Arab artists or – as in the case of non-Arab institutions – relevant to the Arab region.
The project’s time frame should not exceed 24 months.
The AFAC grant covers project-related expenses (including artist fees up to 30% of the total grant amount). In the case of institutions, up to 30% of the grant amount can be allocated for certain running costs.
AFAC and the jury reserve the right to determine whether the proposed running costs items are relevant or not.
AFAC is open to receive project applications from all Arab individuals working in arts and culture. Project applications are accepted regardless of age, years of experience, country of residence, ethnicity, gender or religion.
AFAC also accepts proposals from local, regional and international institutions whose projects are related to Arab culture. These include artistic, cultural, social and educational institutions, galleries, centers and organizations, governmental and non-governmental, that are engaging with contemporary Arab arts and culture.
AFAC will not consider applications submitted by:
Members of the Board of Trustees, their business partners or family members.
AFAC staff members, their business partners or family members.
Members of the current year’s readers and jurors’ committees.
Recipients of two consecutive grants unless two years had passed since the last grant (eg If a grantee had received two grants in 2017 and 2018, s/he can apply again in 2021).
Applicants with a current open grant.
Each applicant (individual or institution) is entitled to only one application in the same category.
If an applicant has an application that is in process, s/he cannot submit another application in any category until the result of the current application in process is announced.
For more information, visit https://www.arabculturefund.org/Programs/16