RSS- Consultation Intentional destruction of cultural heritage


As announced in her first report to the human right's council in March, the special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Ms. Karima Bennoune, intends to devote her next thematic report to the Intentional destruction of cultural heritage and would like to invite of relevant actors to send contributions to inform her report. 

The consultation aims to assess the intentional destruction of cultural heritage as a violation of human rights and its impact on the exercise of the rights to enjoy and access cultural heritage, to access, contribute to and enjoy the arts and to participate in cultural life. Contributions would particularly be appreciated on the following issues:


What is the impact of the intentional destruction of cultural heritage on the enjoyment of human rights, and particularly, on cultural rights? What is the impact of destruction of tangible cultural heritage on intangible cultural heritage, on cultural practices and beliefs, and on the right of concerned persons to participate in cultural life?


What are examples of different situations illustrating the above (situations of armed / non armed conflict or international / internal conflict; destructions by States / Non-States actors; geographical or other diversity, etc.)? 


What are examples of good practices, especially with regard to prevention and protection against destruction, as well as repatriation and reconstruction measures of cultural heritage, including through human and cultural rights education and awareness?


What strategies are in place to protect cultural heritage defenders at risk? Under which circumstances can they be considered as cultural rights defenders?


Submission of maximum 2'500 words should be submitted no later than 10 June 2016 to 


More details can be found here: 


RSS - Overseas Scholarships Competition / SMATRO 2016. Deadline: 27th May 2016.


SAMRO invites instrumentalists to compete in this year's scholarships competition with a chance to win R200k to support overseas studies.
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) invites applications for the 2016 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships Competition for Instrumentalists. Musically gifted Southern Africans are encouraged to take this opportunity to compete for a scholarship to further their postgraduate studies or attend master classes overseas.


Who can compete?
To participate in the 2016 competition, you must be:
- a music student or professional instrumentalist (excluding keyboards),
- between the ages of 20 and 32 (born after 15 May 1983), and
- a citizen of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho or Swaziland.

For more information , please click here



RSS - Open Call for Artist-in-Residence in Malta. Deadline: 30th of May 2016.


The residency itself is based in the rural island of Gozo, sister island of Malta, surrounded by a close community. The residencies are based on the concept of cultural immersion within the island; with its landscapes, seascapes and soundscapes, and the contemporary exploration of cultural diversity that exists there. 

Priority will be given those applicants who:

1. work directly and actively with local communities and cultures;

2. are willing to interact productively with local creatives;

3. work within a context that relates directly to the programme/s of Fondazzjoni Kreattività and/or Valletta 2018;

4. are based in the Mediterranean Region, including North Africa;

5. work in creative forms that are currently emerging or underrepresented in Malta and Gozo.


For more information please visit the Fondazzjoni Kreattività and the Valletta 2018 official websites. Those interested are to fill in the application form found here.





RSS -“Cultural Dialogue and the Refugee Crisis” Belgrade, Serbia / 25-30th May 2016


The topic chosen for CINLab 2016 is “Cultural Dialogue and the Refugee Crisis”.


This year we will focus on project ideas that aim to find innovative approaches to the refugee crisis within the cultural sector.


Selection will be based on the information given through the attached application form and a second stage interview with shortlisted candidates. 


Please do not hesitate to Contact if you would like to have further information or apply here.


RSS - Call for application LABEXMED & CAMARGO Foundation, France. Deadline : 10th June 2016.


LabexMed, (the laboratory for Excellence in Mediterranean studies) coordinated by the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme in Aix-en-Provence (France), has the ambition of moving further along the path towards pluridisciplinary and integrated research on the Mediterranean and encouraging the dialogue between human and social sciences and the earth, life and environmental sciences, throughout any time and geographical scales.

Since 2014, the Camargo Foundation and the LabexMed program have been working together to stimulate relations and cultural exchanges between scholars and artists of the Mediterranean Basin in order to encourage and support the development of projects at the interface between human and social sciences and the arts with the aim of a common production.

As a result, for the third year, the Camargo Foundation and LabexMed (Aix-Marseille University) are offering 2-4 weeks fellowships to cross-disciplinary teams of 2 to 5 scholars and artists including one scholar based in a LabexMed center.

Please find here the guidelines in English for the LabexMed/Camargo Foundation call for applications.


RSS - Open call/Tandem Shaml. Deadline: 20th June 2016.


Tandem is now inviting cultural organisations from Arab countries and from Europe to apply for the new round of the Tandem Shaml programme. Tandem Shaml supports experimental cross-border collaborations between cultural change makers from Arab countries and Europe. This exchange and knowledge development programme allows cultural professionals from many different disciplines to acquire skills required for engaging in long-term partnerships.


The Tandem process provides hands-on possibilities for getting real insights into European and Arab cultural scenes. Participants will gain practical experiences in collaborating with rapidly changing fields in both regions.


For more detailed information about the selection process, timeline and how to apply, please click here.


FRC - News // Uphold Grants


The project "Studio 8" received an uphold grant from the Roberto Cimetta Fund. They have been able to rent a space in Amman and have been actively working to renovate it. Here are some photos!

Studio 8, located in Jabal Amman, in a dynamic neighborhood downtown Amman, opened its doors on March 17Th 2016. Today, it offers dance trainings and programming performing arts workshops (theatre, music and signing) for youth and neighborhood community contributing to the development of the artistic scene in Amman.


Well done to all the team and volunteers of "Studio 8"!



FRC - News // Uphold Grants


“Danseurs citoyens” who had received an uphold grant from Roberto Cimetta Fund has opened its new space: Lang’Art space - Tunisian-African Street arts training centre on the 11th of April 2016.


Thanks to the efforts of its initiator Bahri Ben Yahmed and his team, this old cistern was transformed into a street arts training centre. This centre will implement trainings in dance, music and theatre for amateurs youth and professionals based on an artistic vision promoting equality, freedom of expression and citizenship rights and awareness. More specifically, it will focus this year on the issue of coexistence and racism and presents many artistic works in the streets and publics spaces.


The Roberto Cimetta Fund wishes them a successful start!


Roberto Cimetta Fund

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