RSS - Call for residencies. JIWAR/ Barcelona. Deadline: 15.01.2017.


Xabaca Project seeks to empower female artists as a source of social transformation and defense of Human Rights and to enhance art and creativity as means to combat gender discrimination, censorship and social injustice.


This will be achieved by an empowerment artistic process of four female Arab artists staying at Jiwar (Barcelona) for 1 month. 


The call is now open.


●      Open Call for Arab female artists living and working in Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon and Palestine.

●      Open to all the disciplines (visual arts, literature, music, performance, etc.)

●      Residency from the 1st of March to the 31st of March 2017. 

●      4 full scholarships covering 100% the cost of the residence (travel + accommodation), including 400 euros per diem and artist

●      Artistic material covered

●      Send your application to

●      DEADLINE: 15th of January 2017

●      Applications can be send in ENGLISH, FRENCH and ARABIC. 


For more information about how to apply and other details, please click here


Xabaca project is a collaboration between Jiwar, Novact and AL Fanar.


Illustration credits: Jana Trabulsi.


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



RCF - Tribune for artists in exile. 7 October 2016.


At the initiative of Roberto Cimetta Fund, a Tribune for artists in exile was organized on Friday 7th October 2016 at the Arab World Institute in Paris in collaboration with Onda - the French Office For Contemporary Performing Arts Circulation, the Syndeac and the Arab World Institute


This event was aiming to encourage more awareness about the current situation of Arab artists and cultural operators in exile particularly amongst their French and European counterparts, in order to favour understanding, exchange and engagement. More than 120 professionals from the sector of Arts and Culture took part in it.


The following artists and cultural operators, representing the artistic and cultural world in Arab countries, have contributed to the debate: Fadi Yazigi, Syrian visual artist and sculptor, Hanan Kassab Hassan, Syrian professor and cultural operator, Sana Yazigi, Syrian designer, Hala Omran and May Skaf, both Syrian actresses.


Jack Lang, President of the Arab World Institute opened the debate, which were moderated by Ferdinand Richard, Chair of the Roberto Cimetta Fund.


We want to thank all our partners and all the participants who took part with enthusiasm to this initiative through their presence, solidarity and generosity.



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.


RSS - Global Survey on Youth, Peace and Security. anna Lindh Foundation.


The Anna Lindh Foundation is collaborating with the United Nations on UN Security Council Resolution 2250 to help guide the development of the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security.


As part of the Progress Study development, a series of surveys and consultations are taking place, to identify and map youth organisations and initiatives building peace and preventing violence, identifying what they are doing, what impact they have made and their needs and goals for the future.



The survey is composed of 5 sections which include areas of work and methods, results and impact, challenges and issues, and recommendations. It will take around 30 minutes to complete the survey.


You can access the survey here: 




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.


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