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!


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.


It's (about) Politics - Conference 6 to 8 of May - Vienna, Austria.01.04.2016


Organised by Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus (WUK) and Trans Europe Halles (TEH), the conference It’s (about) politics. Performing the emancipatory potential of cultural practice on 6 to 8 May 2016 is an in-depth exploration of what it means for cultural organisations to be political.

The conference is an open invitation to debate and reflect upon the importance of art and culture in a political present characterised by the dynamics of inequality.


In four thematic routes – including more than 30 workshops, lectures, talks, and exchanges of experiences – the conference will address a variety of issues, from contemporary political theory to practice-oriented inputs, along with different approaches to networking and building alliances.


For more information on the programme, 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"!



RSS - ARSP Round II: Social Movements and Mechanisms of Mass Organisation and Protest


Through the Arab Research Support Program, the Arab Research Initiative offers funding for scholars from the Arab region. The program aims to develop the research skills of the new generation of social scientists in Arab countries by funding, monitoring and providing training. It gives priority to innovative, evidence-based research related to the Arab democratic transitions, particularly in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria.


Arab Reform Initiative is proudly publishing the rich, diverse research produced on new Arab social movements under the ARSP programme. 


For more information and to read ARSP published articles, 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- Open call for grants related to cultural policies in the Arab World - Al Mawred Al-Thaqafy/Cultural ressources


Culture Resource has announced a new call for funding applications for projects that seek to monitor and develop cultural policies at the local or regional levels in the Arab world.


The call is open to organisations, individuals and groups from 12 Arab countries until 15 May 2016.Grants of up to $8,000 are awarded for each project selected. An independent jury made up of cultural policy experts from the Arab region is responsible for selecting the projects.


Applications will be accepted from the following countries: Jordan, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco, Sudan, Yemen, Tunisia, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Mauritania.

The call is open to the following individuals or entities from the Arab region:

- Cultural, artistic and research organisations and groups.

- Individual practitioners in the arts.

- Cultural managers.Legal professionals.


The call is open to the following types of projects:


Applications will be accepted for projects that seek to monitor, assess, research and develop the state of cultural policies in the above-mentioned countries in terms of the following points:

- Freedom of expression and cultural rights.

Making culture more widely available in Arab societies.

- Financing culture.

- Exploring forms and methods of community and professional organisation for artists and cultural groups.


The duration of the project may not exceed one year.Projects may consist, for example, of studies or research, awareness-raising campaigns, seminars, conferences, study circles, training workshops, capacity building activities, publications or any other type of activities that serve the above-mentioned purposes.


Please fill in the application from here (Only Available in Arabic) and submit it with all necessary attachments by no later than 15 May 2016


Out Now - Tool kit for artistic freedom of expression in Turkey


The Toolkit on Artistic Freedom of Expression, prepared by Siyah Bant and Istanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center, is now available. The Toolkit contains suggestions for artists and art institutions on how to pursue legal remedies when their right to artistic freedom is violated. 

The Toolkit was prepared with the aim to promote the protection and improvement of artists’ rights with regard to freedom of expression in Turkey. Its preparation and publication was made possible with the support of the Consulate General of Sweden in Istanbul and  EU Program. 

A digital copy of the toolkit in Turkish is available for download here.


RSS- Partial Grants for Arts Oasis residency - From 25th of May till June 1st, Italy.


Arts Oasis is the annual program is based at the territory of the 12th century Monastery,the famous place of seclusion of Dante Alighieri.The program is inviting performing arts practitioners from all over the world, passionate and inspired by movement, dance, physical theater, interested in contemporary methods of performance practice and seeking new professional contacts and collaboration. For grant conditions & application guidelines, please, click here.


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