RSS - Call for proposal / Change of Scene - International artistic cooperation . Deadline: 17.02.2016.


Change of Scene – International artistic cooperations for the Performing Arts - helps to initiate and develop international artistic projects that are the result of direct collaboration between the cooperating partners. For up to two years, artists will gain the time and space to meet each other as well as have opportunity for intensive exchange. Existing contacts can be deepened further or built up afresh. 


This Call for Proposals is directed at civic and state theateres as well as independent companies from the German-speaking realm (Germany, Austria or Switzerland) who wish to develop a new artistic project with a partner from North Africa or Eastern Europe that address prevailing social themes and change and manifest them in a joint artistic response. 

Change of Scene is open to all sectors of the performing arts. There should be one public presentation of the sponsored projects in both countries, or, at least, in the German-speaking partner country.  


The jury chooses about 10 cooperation projects, each to receive a subsidy of up to 15.000 Euros.  


Applications can be submitted until 15 February 2017 online in German and English. Partners from North African or Eastern European countries should submit their application together with a partner from the German-speaking realm. 


For further information, please go



RSS - IFEX Special Report on Kurdish Theatre situation in Turkey.


IFEX, the global network for freedom of expression has published a special report: "Turkey's state of emergency puts Kurdish theatre in a chokehold".


To read or download it, click here.



RSS - IFEX report on Arts in Turkey


IFEX, the global network for freedom of expression has published a report on the situation of artists in Turkey. To read or download it, click here.


RCF - TAMTEEN Grantees 2016


The Roberto Cimetta Fund (RCF) is pleased to announce the results of the third call for applications for Tamteen Grant. This funding line aims to promote cultural and artistic initiatives lead by Arab artists and cultural operators developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms).


The call received 575 online requests and 98 written applications. 68 applications out of 98 were considered eligible. The evaluation of the applications was made by the Expert Committee of RCF and took place from October to November 2016. The final selection was approved by the Board of Directors of RCF in December 2016.


The grantees are:


- Tiyatro Medresesi, Izmir, Turkey 

- Darak Group, Al Qanater, Egypt

- Goozor, Sinaï, Egypt 

- Bethlehem Strings, Bethlehem, Palestine 

- Shajar Groupe, Al Arroub Camp - Hebron, Palestine 

- MedeArts, Irbid, Jordan

- Tarkib Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq 

- Sheherazade Cultural Association, Sanaa, Yemen 

- Bikas wa Balas Theatre Group, Alexandria, Egypt

- Rou'a - Visions Association, Rafah - Gaza - Palestine


The Roberto Cimetta Team wishes them all the best!


RSS- Call for application: Nine Dots Prize Essay- Writing Contest. Deadline: 15.01.2017.


The Nine Dots Prize is an international competition that seeks to reward original and creative thinking tackling contemporary societal issues.


For its new prize, now open for applications, the inaugural question is: “Are digital technologies making politics impossible?”


The winner will be awarded US $100,000 to write a short book of between 25,000 and 40,000 words expanding on their ideas.


All those aged 18 and over are welcome to enter, but responses and the resulting book must be in English. The prize board is looking for innovative thinking, whether this comes from new voices or from experienced authors. The prize’s heartland is in the social sciences, but responses that draw on all disciplines and cross-discipline thinking are welcome. Joint responses from multiple authors will be considered, although proposals that put forward a number of authors who are all contributing to single sections (such as an edited collection) will not be accepted.


To apply online, please click here


Entrants are asked to respond to the Nine Dots Prize question in a 3,000-word summary. The summary should cover the main arguments that the proposed book will set out, the previous research or ideas on which it draws and the key conclusions it will reach. An outline structure of this short book, including provisional chapter headings, can also be submitted, as well as a justification of your ability to complete the book in the time given (approximately nine months).


The submission deadline is 31 January 2017.


The winner will be announced in May 2017, and the winner’s book will be published in May 2018.

For more information, please click here, read the submission guidelines for applicants here, read the prize rules here or send an email to


The Nine Dots Prize is sponsored by the Kadas Prize Foundation, with support from the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Press. The aim of the prize is to promote, encourage and engage innovative thinking to address the problems facing the modern world. The name of the prize references the nine-dots puzzle – a lateral-thinking puzzle that can only be solved by thinking outside the box.



RSS - A legal research project e-publication on Arts and Public Spaces in Lebanon. Temporary . Art. Platform.


T.A.P ( Temporary Art Platform) in collaboration with Naylal Geagea, Attornew at law has launched its new e-publication : 


A Few Things You Need to Know When Creating an Art Project in a Public Space in Lebanon Art in public spaces in Lebanon: A research project and tool guide on the legal and administrative challenges and opportunities.


This research was made possible through the support of Mophradat and AFAC.


To Download the document, please Click here.



RSS - Arab Arts Focus - Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Call for proposals - Deadline : 24/01/2017


Arab Art Focus is looking for new Arab works to programme at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you are interested, you can apply here.


RSS - Call for application // Program Courants Du Monde. paris. Deadline: 31.01.2017.


An international seminar entitled « Cultural institutions for urban and territorial development » will be held in Paris in the framework of the Programme Courants du Monde 2017, from Monday 20th to Thursday 30th March 2017.


This bilingual seminar is being offered by the Ministry of Culture and Communication (General Secretariat, Division of legal and international affairs) within the framework of its visitors programmes, implemented by the Maison des Cultures du Monde.

Fifteen experienced cultural managers working in the fields of cultural development, territorial action and/or the management of cultural, heritage and non-heritage structures will come together in Paris and in the provinces.. The purpose of this seminar is to familiarize the participants with the French context and to facilitate the development of professional networks between France and the countries concerned and amongst the participants. They will thus be able to share their knowledge, practices and projects on issues of cultural institutions and urban and territorial development, through presentations, round table discussions, professional meetings and visits.


The seminar will be in English only.


Deadline for submission : 31st January 2017.

For criteria, conditions and application, please click here.

For any other information:


RSS - Call for application/ FAM Sciences Po. Paris. Deadline: 06.03.2017


FAM is a unique programme conceived by Sciences Po Paris, addressed to young women from the South Mediterranean region. 

This program is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign affairs and international development as well as the French Ministry of social affairs, health and Women rights. It aims at accompanying those distinguished women in their professional career, promoting man-woman equality and developing an euro-mediterranean network concerned by that topic.


 The third edition will take place from the 9th till the 19th of May 2017 and will host women with different profiles, active within the civil society, the political sphere, enterprise, cultural sector, or public sector.

To apply and for me information on criteria and conditions, please click here.


Deadline for application submission : 03 March 2017.

For more general information about the program, contact:


RSS - Cultural fellowships for Russia. Likhachev Foundation. St-Petersburg. Deadline: 15.02.2017.


The Likhachev Foundation (St. Petersburg, Russia) and The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center (Moscow, Russia), with support of the Committee on External Relations of St. Petersburg, announce a competition for cultural fellowships in St. Petersburg on  May 15 - May 28, 2017. 

The Likhachev Foundation will accept applications from artists, scholars, writers, managers of museums, theatres, and festivals. Students are not eligible. Command of the Russian language is very helpful but not required. Working languages of the program are English and Russian. 


The Likhachev Foundation will prepare individual programs for the fellows according to their projects’ specifics, to help them achieve maximum results during their fellowships. These programs will include meetings with Russian colleagues, possibilities to work at St. Petersburg museums, libraries, archives and other organizations. Airfare and accommodations will be covered by the organizers.


Ten fellowships will take place on May 15-28, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Application deadline: February 15, 2017.

Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2017. and with the subject line “Application for the Fellowship”. 

For more information about the program, please click here.  


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