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In the context of international mobility and exchange of artists and cultural operators, the Roberto Cimetta Fund is running a funding line to support strengthening and sustainability of organisations and projects. This funding line entitled "Tamteen" aims to strengthen cultural and artistic organisations and/or artists' collectives operating in the Arab World and developing local projects (venues, networks, platforms).
This call is open for organisations, artists collectives and independents cultural managers from the Arab geographical zone and who have been operating for at least one year.
The application must explain how the organisation will develop in the long term and how its existence contribute to local cultural development. Sustainability implies any action that will allow the organisation or its activities to last by covering operational costs. For example this could be by providing a salary to an administrator, buying equipment, renovating a space or any other operational cost. Support to artistic production can be provided only if this production can prove “sustaining” effects. However, a Tamteen grant does not fund production costs of artistic works.
Five projects at least will be selected. The funds provided must be used within two years, unless agreed otherwise.This call is open to all applicants including previous applicants, whether they have been selected previously or not.
Applications can be made in Arabic, English and French.
30 September 2016
More information and application guidelines: