Travel grants, Prince Claus Foundation

20.05.2014

The Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners.  By covering travel costs, such as economy class plane or train tickets, the Ticket Fund assists in the professional growth and networking abilities of those it supports. The Ticket Fund is open throughout the year to receive applications. It is specifically intended for artists and cultural practitioners living in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, non-EU Balkans and non-EU Eastern Europe who wish to travel within these areas.Please note, the Ticket Fund does not include accommodation, visa or per diem costs. 

 

Please find further information on the official website.

Interview with Ferdinand Richard, President of the Roberto Cimetta Fund - by Herman Bashiron Mandolicchio

19.05.2014

Herman Bashiron Mandolicchio, expert of the Roberto Cimetta Fund, has interviewed the Chairman of the association, Ferdinand Richard, exploring the concept and role of "cultural mobility" in the euro-arab geographical zone.

 

You will find the full text of the interview here.

Exchange platform - Arab world - Balkans

02.05.2014

87 participants from 8 Arab countries (Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Syria, Morocco, Palestine,), 9 CEI countries (Serbia, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Macedonia, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland) and from Irak, Turkey, France, Spain, Portugal, Malta and Greece discussed networking, advocacy and regional models of cooperation from 8th to 9th May 2014 at POGON, Centre for Independent Culture and Youth, Zagreb with the support of the Croatian Ministry of Culture, the City of Zagreb, the Central European Initiative, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the French Institute of Belgrade and the Kultura Nova Foundation. To download the programme, click here; to download the list of participants click here.

Call for entries - 36e Cinemed

10.03.2014

Dates of the 36th Cinemed: 24 October-1 November 2014. 


Online submission of films to be selected for the different competition or panorama sections is available from 17 February to 31 August 2014 on the website www.cinemed.tm.fr. 


Participation is open to films completed since 1 July 2013. The subject and handling of the films must contribute to the cinematic representation of the Mediterranean and the director must be from one of the states in the Mediterranean Basin, the Black Sea states, Portugal or Armenia.

 
Deadlines for registration: 

- Fiction features: 31 August 2014 

- Fiction shorts: 15 July 2014 

- Documentaries: 15 July 2014

- Development Grant: 15 July 2014 


Conditions of participation: see Submission 

Call for applications: 36th Cinemed

18.02.2014

The International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier 2014 will take place from 24th October to the 1st November.

 

Movies online registration for the selection in different competitions and panoramas is open from February 17th to August 31st on the official  website.

Participation is open to films completed since 1 July 2013. The subject and handling of the films must contribute to the cinematic representation of the Mediterranean and the director must be from one of the states in the
Mediterranean Basin, the Black Sea states, Portugal or Armenia. 

 

Deadline for registration:
- Feature film fictions: August 31st, 2014
- Short feature fictions: July 15th, 2014
- Documentaries: July 15th, 2014
- Development grants: July 15th, 2014

 

Further information on Submissions.

Call for Applications: Sundance Institute. Deadline 1/07/2014

30.01.2014

The Sundance Institute invites artists to create a unique, compelling, and personal Short Film that explores an empowering person or an optimistic story about individuals and communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combating disease, or improving health. The aim is to use the power of independent film and collective creativity to inspire a global conversation around innovative solutions that real people are using to conquer these challenges (10 000$ prize available). More information on the official website.

Launch of an Arab-Balkan virtual platform

24.01.2014

The Roberto Cimetta Fund organised the “Arab-Balkan - platform for exchange” on 11th September 2013 in Belgrade in the framework of the YUropa conference coordinated by the Serbian Cultural Contact Point.

 

Over 90 artists, operators, journalists, institutional representatives, experts and Board members of RCF and regional members of the Istikshaf platform from 14 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey) took part. 

 

You will read the final report by clicking here.

 

The Roberto Cimetta Fund is pleased to announce that a knowledge sharing forum will be set up by the beginning of April 2014 in a spirit of international collaboration and generosity.

 

The network of artists initiated by the Roberto Cimetta Fund all from the Arab world and the wider Europe. The main objectives are to share knowledge on the conditions in which the participants of the forum are working particularly in the Arab and Balkan regions, to communicate the similarities and dissimilarities of these conditions, to identify the specific and shared problems or challenges faced by the members, to collectively search for solutions that can be implemented (reciprocally or effectively) and elaborate realistic strategies through collective actions or support through members’ own communities or countries.

 

If you are interested by this initiative please contact the RCF to receive more information: info@cimettafund.org

Open call for Applications for the Development of Documentary Films by Southern Mediterranean Filmmakers Deadline:20/08/2014 

11.06.2014

This open call is eligible for citizens or residents in one of the countries:
Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria ,Tunisia & Turkey.

More information can be found here:
http://www.ghfilmcentre.org/index.php/genral-info/news/441-registration-2014-open

Open call: submission of mobile phone footage of everyday - Europe and MENA region

15.04.2014

This is an open call for submissions of short clips of the everyday from Europe and the MENA(Middle-East & North Africa) Region. 


Artist Sulaiman Majali is creating a piece of work involving the selection and curation of the submitted material in forming a piece of work which requires the public to participate in submitting short film documents of their respective situations and surroundings at the time of recording.


This project requires participants from Europe and the MENA region, to record "everyday" footage on their mobile phones, nothing staged, out of the ordinary or scripted, but a short (no longer than 2minute) documentation of their respective situations/surroundings/environments.
By submitting a short clip, the participant and all people who feature in their clips must agree to the footage being used for the creation and public exhibition of the work. Submissions that are used in the final production of the piece will be credited online at www.smajali.co.uk.
Footage should be sent as AIFF, MP3, MPEG, WAVE, JPEG, TIFF, M4V, or MP4* File. (*Most common format for Smartphones)


For submissions and any queries you might have e-mail wearehome@live.co.uk

1st edition of Visa For Music (VFM), Africa and Middle East Music Meeting, from 12th to 15th November, 2014.

08.04.2014

As the first professional music salon for Morocco, the Middle East and Africa, Visa For Music promises to be a unique and indispensable international marketplace for World and New Music of these regions, and a professional platform for the music industry in Morocco and countries of the South. The main mission of Visa For Music is to promote the constitution of a music marketplace in Africa and Middle East.

 

Today, this market is insufficient whereas the local musical creation is extremely rich and diverse. Thus, Visa For Music has the ambition of creating a platform for greater visibility as well as an environment favoring creativity and professionalization in the cultural sector.If there is one country in Africa which can  legitimately claim the right to organise this event, then it is Morocco. In recent years the country has experienced a growth in the development of its cultural and musical landscape. Its great music festivals, whose reputation are spreading worldwide, are just one obvious proof of this.

 

Visa For Music will gather professionals of the music industry: artists, professional organizations, and groups, independent and major labels, cultural institutions and foundations, media and distributors, managers, agents… etc. The meeting will be punctuated by many activities, such as the showcases whose goal is to put the spotlight on new talents and booming artists. In order to do so, 24 artists / bands will be selected and will have the opportunity to perform in front of professionals and a prestigious jury. A tribute will also be given to some of the figures that have left a mark on the recent music history in Morocco, on the African continent and in the Middle East. A series of others activities will animate this meeting in order to make it an event full of interactivity and exchange: conferences and documentary films projection, professional trainings, speed-meeting, networking, professional sittings…On the fringe of Visa For Music 2014 the 4th edition of the International Conference on Creative Economy in Africa will be held, an annual meeting organized by ARTerial Network. This event will gather almost 300 participants of the cultural and artistic sector from the whole continent and beyond in order to tackle current fundamental issues and to formulate development and durability strategies for a dynamic African creative sector.

 

Visa For Music is organized with the support of:

-   The Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco
-   The European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals (EFWMF)
-  The Foundation HIBA

 

You can find further information here

 

Call for applications: the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

25.02.2014

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) was established in 2007 by local cultural lobbyists as an independent initiative that funds individuals and organizations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation across the Arab world and globally.

 

Two fundamental principles guide AFAC's mode of work: transparency in the grant giving process and independence through a diversity of funding sources.

 

Dates when calls will be open:

- 1st February 2014 for Visual Arts and Performing Arts (deadline: 1 May 2014)

- 1st May 2014 for Cinema

- 1st June 2014 for Music and RTR (Research, Training and Regional events)

 

Find all details online

Call for applications: International Residency Programme, CCDC

10.02.2014

Open to emerging professional artists from Egypt, the Middle East, Africa and beyond, who work in the areas of contemporary dance and performance. The Cairo Contemporary Dance Center annual residency program offers artists in residence with a working space, artistic feedback, artistic accompanyment and presentation and exchange platforms.

 


Calls for Residences are open all year to those interested.


APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:

- A short motivation statement

- A project description

- A short summary of your project description (max.1000 characters)

- Curriculum vitae for everyone involved in the project

All applications must include links to full length video examples of your own work. 

 

Application requests are sent here.

TRANKAT EPISODE #1. An itinerant exhibition in Morocco throughout 2014

31.01.2014

Rendezvous in Marrakech from February 27, 2014! Then in Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, El Jadida, Oujda and finally, Tetouan!  

 

Produced by the French Institute in Morocco as part of the France-Morocco 2014 Cultural Season, and project partner of the Marrakech Biennale, the exhibition is presenting works by residents TRANKAT in 2013 and offers various readings of contemporary Morocco , its territories, zones of influence, cultural and social constructions.

 

You can find further information here.

New UN resolution on Culture and Development

30.01.2014

The UN General Assembly adopted by consensus on 12 December 2013 a third resolution on Culture and Development. Building on the recognition of the role of culture for development acknowledged in the previous resolutions, this new resolution represents an important breakthrough on the development agenda as it explicitly recognizes the direct linkages between culture and the 3 pillars of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) as well as peace and security.

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