RCF/Valletta 2018 (2nd session) : announcement of eligible applications


RCF received 49 applications for travel grants on the RCF/Valletta 2018 (2nd session). An eligibility check was made and the following applicants were considered eligible, which means that their applications will be evaluated by our experts. Decision on the selection of grants will be made mid-August and the announcement of grantees will be made on 1st September. Non-eligible or non-prioritised applicants will be informed by email in the next few days. 

Calafato Matthew

Cecalupo Chiara

Cremona Rebecca Eclelia Isadora 

Hamed Ahmed 

Konomi Elisa

Kouvaras Spyros

Masoero Francesca

Melgrati Mauro

Metwaly Agnieszka Magda 

Milic Nela 

Parizot-Clerico Elizabeth

Rot Mateja Stanislava 

Sakran Abdelalim Ahmed Mohamed

Shtohryn Evgletta

Stamenkovic Marko

Stock Alexandra

von Damm Tile



RSS: Movement: Directing/Teaching Lab August 15 - 21, 2018 - Austria


Several Scholarships are announced for participation in the International Movement Directing/Teaching Intensive! 

Programs for movement practitioners interested in directing and teaching the movement for professional stage - choreographers / directors / actors, dancers. 


For further information please click here 

Dates: August 15-21, 2018

Location: Leitring, Austria



RCF - the House of Artists in Domiz refugee camp


In Iraq, up to 250,000 Syrian refugees are hosted in nine camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Out of those, 35,000 found haven in Domiz camp. To help them cope with the overwhelming and sudden change and integrate into the social fabric of the Kurdish community, the Governor of the Region of Duhok inaugurated on 20th June (World Refugee Day), the “House of Artists” initiative as part of the Fil Manfa project.


Fil Manfa and the House of Artists, initiated and backed by the Roberto Cimetta Fund (RFC) and UNFPA, offer young refugee artists a safe space to develop their talents and practice live or visual arts, dancing and music. Hundreds of adolescents and youth have so far benefited from the project globally.


Although the Roberto Cimetta Fund is not a humanitarian organisation, it measured the need to provide immediate support and to reconnect fellow artists in Duhok, in Istanbul, in Beirut, extending the Fil Manfa project further, wherever artists in exile in the neighbourhood of conflict need support.

This initiative is all about cultural and human rights. Everyone of us, even the most underprivileged, carries his or her own culture. Art is a bridge to reconnect those who have been displaced and preserve this culture.


The inauguration was attended among others by Mr Farhad Ameen Atrushi, the Governor of the Region of Duhok; Mr Dominique Mas, the French Consul in Erbil; Mr Ferdinand Richard, the Chairman of the Roberto Cimetta Fund; Ms Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government; Mr Nestor Owomuhangi, the Deputy Representative of UNFPA to Iraq; Omar Berakdar, Fil Manfa Manager in Istanbul; Thomas Fansten, Advisor for Culture and Human Rights, City of Paris; Emilie Heriteau, Representative of the SYNDEAC; Shayda Hessami, Chair of Humanitarian Aid and Journalism.


We extend our gratitude to the Kurdish Regional Government, and to their representation office in Paris, as well as to the following donors of this project: The French Ministry of Culture; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the City of Paris; the City of Tenerife; The Senator of the French Republic Marie-Christine Blandin; the SYNDEAC (French syndicate of artistic and cultural companies).



RSS: Call for applications: 2nd International Conference of Francophone Youth (CJF)


OIF and its partners are launching a call for applications to participate in the 2nd International Conference of Francophone Youth (CJF) to be held in Geneva at the Palais des Nations from 17 to 19 September. This call for applications is open to all nationals of OIF member states between the ages of 18 and 34.


The Second International Conference of Francophone Youth (CJF) will focus on the theme of economic and financial inclusion of young people, in relation to the upcoming Francophone Summit "Living together in solidarity, sharing humanistic values ​​and respect of diversity: a source of peace and prosperity for the French-speaking world "(Yerevan, 11-12 October 2018).


For further information please address: jeunesse@francophonie.org


Female candidacies are deeply encouraged.


The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, July 23, 2018.


Website: https://jeunesse.francophonie.org/item/672-appel-a-candidatures-conference-des-jeunes-francophones-2e-edition 



RSS - Open call for artist residency in Paris - Cité internationale des arts


Deadline: September, 1st, 2018 


This call is open :

- For artists from all over the world

- All disciplines accepted : visual arts, writings, music, performing arts etc.

- Age : 18 years old 

- For residency in Paris between 2 and 12 months


Founded in 1965, Cité internationale des arts welcomes every year more than 1,200 artists from 90 countries in 326 studios in the heart of Paris. Artists from all disciplines but also curators are hosted for residencies that can last from 2 to 12 months.


The ambitious project of the Cité internationale des arts is to gather in one place artists from all around the world and to give them the best condition to encourage encounters, artistic crossovers and creativity. It is a place open to dialogue between cultures, where artists meet their audiences and professionals. 


Click here to apply 


If you have any questions please contact : 







RSS - Call for Papers "Towards an arab dramaturgy"


Call for Papers




Sept. 27th & 28th, 2018


Submission open from July 16th, 2018 to July 23th, 2018


Contemporary theatre and performance in the Arabic world is a diverse and contested set of practices that are unfolding in a fast-changing political and culturally complex region.  In this situation, the performing arts are under pressure to independently produce new work, uphold traditions— and simultaneously to speak about contemporary lives, nationalism, class, race, religion, gender and new forms of theatre. In this symposium, we ask how theatre can continue to grow, develop artistically and continue to be a voice in the future of the Arabic world.  How can the theatre in the region thrive? 


With a focus in this symposium on Arabic dramaturgies, we hope to begin to answer these questions.  As a term that bridges the ideas and practice of contemporary performance, dramaturgy draws our attention to the process of artistic production.  It explores the notion that process is performance and invites us to look at the question of how artists connect ideas and forms in their work.  Dramaturgy also considers questions about the state of the arts.  It enables us to take stock and propose new ideas and creative forms for the future.  It invites conversations between makers and theorists and artists and audiences. In addition, we examine if perhaps there is a new, specific Arabic dramaturgy emerging from all of it.


This symposium will feature research papers, artist talks and roundtable events.  We invite contributions on topics including:


·         What are Arabic dramaturgies? 

·         Are there specific local and regional approaches to performance and if so what are these?

·         What are the recent trends and issues in contemporary theatre in the Arab world?

·         What are examples that represent a new Arab dramaturgy?

·         Politics and practice: how does theatre in the region work?

·         Questions of gender, sexuality, secularity, class, city, Arabic diversity, ‘others’.

·         Theatre as a source of community, audiences, sub-cultures.

·         Zones of resistance and solidarity, what does theatre do?

·         Tensions and conflicts; ‘occupied territories’ and theatre.

·         Innovation and experimentation. 

·         Theatres of the real.

·         Old forms of theatre and new: plays, performance, new media dramaturgy, dance, poetry, music, ritual. 


The organization committee will select papers that will be presented in 15-20 minute sessions during the Symposium next to artist talks and panels. In addition to this, the sessions and papers will be compiled in a publication/book that will be generated from the discussions at the convening. 


For more information and submission, please mail to: mestc@gc.cuny.edu








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