RCF - Call for TAMTEEN Grants. Deadline: 30.09.2016.


In the context of international mobility and exchange of artists and cultural operators, the Roberto Cimetta Fund is running a funding line to support strengthening and sustainability of organisations and projects. This funding line entitled "Tamteen" aims to promote cultural and artistic initiatives lead by Arab artists and cultural operators developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms).


We hope through this fund to create a leverage effect that could contribute modestly to rebalancing forces between Arab and European components in the exchange, as well as strengthening and sustaining cultural exchange between Arab regions. The grants provided will not exceed 3000€ and can be considered as co-funding depending on the projects selected.


This call is open for artists and cultural operators based in the Arab world. The experts and Board members of the Roberto Cimetta Fund will monitor the selected projects during their implementation.
This third call for applications is open from 1st August 2016 until 30th September 2016.

The evaluation and selection processes will take place during the months of October and November 2016.

The results will be announced on 1st December 2016.
Five projects at least will be selected. The funds provided must be used within two years, unless agreed otherwise. 


The Roberto Cimetta Fund and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication hope that this fund can serve to strengthen projects that emerge following the benefits of a travel grant and at the same time support the financial autonomy of local independent cultural initiatives.


You can apply in Arabic, English and French.


For more information on the eligibility criteria, please click here.


For more infromation on how to apply, please click here.


RCF - Joint conference - A.M.I./RCF - 16-17.03.2016 Marseille, France


Incubinc/AMI & Roberto Cimetta Fund

Joint conference16th & 17th March 2016 at the Villa Méditerranée / Marseilles


In partnership with the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Region, the Villa Méditerranée / AViTeM


With the support from the French Institutes in Lebanon and Morocco and the French Embassy in South Africa.
Live streaming & realisation of the videos by Urban Prod.


RCF - Selected artists - RCF/ Ministry of culture of Iraq Mobility Grants


The Roberto Cimetta Fund has received 7 applications for the the 2016 call for mobility grants- funding line RCF/ Ministry of Culture of Iraq.


Following the evaluation of the Committee of Experts and in agreement the RCF Board of Directors, the Roberto Cimetta Fund is proud to announce the artists  selected to receive this grant: 


-       Hella Mewis 

-       Azad Jamal Tahir  

-       Maytham Abdallah 

-       Mazin Sherabayani 


The Roberto Cimetta Fund congratulates them and wishes them all the success in their projects!



RSS- Call for application // Darat al Funun (Jordan). Deadline: 15.11.2016.


Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation is pleased to announce an open call for its 2017/2018 dissertation fellowship.


The fellowship, established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world, provides financial support of up to US $10,000 to PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from four to six months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan.

Fellows are expected to pursue their own research, give at least one public lecture, and participate in Darat al Funun's cultural and artistic activities. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows are required to submit a five- to seven-page research report that will be made available on Darat al Funun's website.

Applications are welcome until 15 November 2016.

For more information, please click here.



RSS - Call for application // Performance(s) between two shores. Deadline: 01.09.2016.


Performance(s) between two shores is a European Commission supported programme to commission and tour three new works created by Arab performance artists who have been based in Europe for no longer than six years.


The programme aims to support the creation of dynamic new works, support the development of the artists in Europe and create new international audiences.


Deadline for applications: midnight, 1st of September 2016.


Who can apply: Arab artists working in the fields of theatre, dance and performative arts who have been living in Europe for a maximum of six years. We are particularly interested in artists who are creating participatory work with an aim of engaging under-represented audiences. We aim at least one commission will be to take place in non-traditional theatre venues.


The application form is available at the following link : www.lesbancspublics.com/cooperation-internationale/projet-europeen


Please check the Guidelines for application available here for additional information.


For enquiries, please contact us at twoshores@lesbancspublics.com


The successful artists and commissions will be announced by end of September 2016.



RCF - Selected artists / Europe Grand Central


Europe Grand Central is a ground-breaking cooperation endeavour aiming to build on the human act of crossing borders in order to produce inclusive statements on diversity and ultimately pave the way for global movements of connected human values.


Within the framework of this EU funded project, 10 partner organisations and collaborators*, all solid cultural operators and networks, have joined forces to develop grassroot projects and encourage trans border mobility.A series of methods to meet audiences wherever they may be are currently being elaborated by partners working on a variety of issues such as rising xenophobia towards refugees in Sweden, individual consequences of mounting economic crisis in Greece, disconnected suburbs and city-dwellers in Bologna and Bremen, political tension towards the eastern borderlands in Poland and so on. The main tool to highlight is a unique digital and conceptual virtual interface called Bordrs, connecting audience-created narratives of border-crossings.


The Roberto Cimetta Fund, as a partner in this project launched an open call to invite Arab artists to submit proposal to four thematic European art residencies on the concept of BORDERS and related to the local communities.


Following an evaluation of applications run by RCF’s Committee of experts, and in agreement with the EGC partners and RCF Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce the names of the artists who will be attending residencies in Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland and Sweden from June 2016 to January 2017. The selected artists are:  

- Amira- Géhanne Khelfallah, Morocco

- Charbel Samuel Aoun, Lebanon

- Deema Shahin, Jordan

- Dina Kobrosly, Lebanon

- Hind Oudrhiri, Morocco

- Majdal Nateel, Palestine

- Paul Geday, Egypt

- Radhouan Fiddini, Tunisia

- Reuben Yemoh Odoi, Morocco


* Not Quite, Trans Europe Halles, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof, Laminarie/DOM La Cupola del Pilastro, Vyrsodepseio/ODC Ensemble, European Foundation for Urban Culture, Bordr, Workshops of Culture, Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018, Roberto Cimetta Fund.


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