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MedFilm4all launches its second Call for Proposal

The EU-funded MedFilm4all project (ENI/2016/382-699) launches its second call for proposals that will stay open from September 3 to October 18, 2018. This call for proposals will support local initiatives covering seven Southern Mediterranean countries: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territory and Libya.

Selected projects will address the problems related to access to films tackling social and gender issues in rural areas.

Priority will be given to projects aiming at a) widening the audience...


"HUDUD" Call for participation Workshops 2018 >2019

The Fatema Mernissi Chair (Mohammed V University and HEM Business School) and UNESCO are launching a call for applications adressed to young artists and young researchers based in Morocco. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for a series of thematic workshops focusing on mobility from a (post-) colonial perspective and on the concept of “Houdoud” (borders).

The call is part of the project “The fertilization of knowledge through the meeting of art and research » that aims to create links between artistic practices and academic research in the humanities and social sciences and...


Open call : Tamteen - consolidation grants

Open call Tamteen - deadline: 30/09/2018
In the context of international mobility and exchange of artists and cultural operators, the  Roberto Cimetta Fund  is running the Tamteen funding line to support the sustainability of cultural and artistic initiatives lead by Arab or Middle Eastern artists and cultural operators developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms). The fund aims to create a leverage effect that could modestly contribute to rebalancing forces between Arab/Middle Eastern and...


Arts Rights Justice Forum

The UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development’ at the University of Hildesheim in collaboration with the German Federal Foreign Office cordially invites to the ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE FORUM on September 7, 2018 in Berlin.
The ARJ FORUM brings together international experts discussing, protecting and defending freedom of expression and artistic freedom in relation to human rights and social justice.
Increasingly, we are seeing restrictions being placed on freedom of artistic creation and mobility. Specific threats are being made towards artists and defenders...


Projects Development/ Management position at Kamel Lazaar foundation

Created in 2005, KLF is initiated and chaired by Kamel Lazaar, an international financier and a philanthropist, and managed by KLF CEO Lina Lazaar. A foundation under Swiss law and headquartered in Geneva, the Kamel Lazaar Foundation (KLF) has offices in London and Tunis. KLF produces and supports artistic and cultural projects in the  MENA region. Specialized in culture and contemporary visual arts, KLF focuses on heritage preservation and cultural education as well. 

Missions & Objectives

▪    Producing knowledge and support research on visual culture...


Committees Fall 2018 : Visual Arts, Writings, Music & Performing Arts | Cité internationale des arts

The Cité internationale des arts, which was founded in 1965, is today a residence center that has welcomed more than 22,000 artists since its creation. Its ideal location in the heart of Paris and its commitment to place the artist at the heart of the project mean that the Cité internationale des arts is a key player on the Parisian and international art scene.

Born from the desire to bring artists from all over the world together and gather all disciplines under the same roof, this ambitious project gives the Cité internationale des arts a unique status that fosters encounters,...


Open call : 3 studies on arts rights justice

The UNESCO Chair ‘Cultural Policy for the Arts in Development’ at the University of Hildesheim (Germany) and its ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE PROGRAM invite experienced researchers from all world regions to apply to undertake one of three studies which will contribute to the university’s ARTS RIGHTS JUSTICE OBSERVATORY.

The ARJ PROGRAM will be using the studies to extent knowledge of practical and academic use that will complement existing reports by international human rights, free speech or arts organizations such as FREEMUSE, UNESCO and PEN.




Residency for musicians at le Confort Moderne in Poitiers France

January 28 to February 4, 2019

Deadline to apply: August 30, 2018

Mophradat in collaboration with the multidisciplinary art center Le Confort Moderne in Poitiers, France, is offering one residency for a professional musician or ensemble of up to three musicians from the Arab world. The aim is to spend focused time working on a specific project, creating new compositions, or exploring and researching innovative ideas. The residency lasts one week in January 2019, with flights, accommodation, visa and insurance costs, and meals provided, and includes an opportunity for a public...


Call for Event Organizing Partner | Africa Design Summit

Date of Issue: June 28, 2018

Submission Deadline: July 19, 2018

Duration: August 2018 to December 2018

Project Location: Morocco (city to be determined by selected partner)

Budget: 25,000 Euros

Summary: In early December 2018, Hivos will organize the three-day “Africa Design Summit” in Morocco.  Over the course of this event, creative practitioners from across Africa will gather to examine the emerging intellectual, technological, and cultural trends in 21st century Africa.

For example, shaped by new technologies, ideas, and perspectives, where do...


New Board of Directors of the Roberto Cimetta Fund

The Roberto Cimetta Fund recently elected  a new Board of Directors (2018 – 2021) composed of:

Ferdinand Richardreelected the Chairman of RCF. He has been the founder/director of A.M.I. association (1985 to 2017) based in Marseille. As a local cultural development platform, this originally music-dedicated organisation proposes numerous training workshops, artists residencies, festivals, a cultural micro-businesses incubator, etc... and has initiated and led a consistent international cooperation programme (Africa, Arab World,...