Fully Funded Trip for Arab Artists Given by the Culture Resource Organization

Culture Resource
Nonprofit Organization Culture Resource
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Culture Resource invites artists from the Arab region to participate in Wijhat (Destinations), which offers 25-30 grants per year to support them and their art wherever they go. Wijhat is a program that addresses the major challenges that Arab artists and cultural actors face when it comes to traveling within the Arab region or abroad for professional purposes. These challenges might include the scarce funding sources to help cover their travel expenses, the difficulty to obtain visas and the few opportunities to learn about the organizations that might serve as potential partners in the process of creative production in this region. Such problems hamper the prospects of artists in the Arab region for career development and the acquisition of wider audiences for their creative output. 

Program Goals:

Wijhat, which merges both "Mawa3eed" and "Tajwaal" programs, aims to contribute to raising awareness of arts and culture from the Arab region, both regionally and internationally, by supporting the regional or international travels of artists and cultural actors from the region. The program offers artists the opportunity to take part in cultural events and activities and present their work to diverse audiences in wider regional and/or international contexts, to exchange knowledge and expertise with peers, and/or to build their professional capacities.

Program Activities:

  1. Artistic and cultural festivals
  2. Artistic residencies
  3. Forums, conferences and symposia
  4. Artistic and creative production workshops
  5. Trainings and capacity building workshops

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The applicant must be from an Arab country
  2. The applicant does not necessarily have to reside in an Arab country, but the country of departure or arrival must be an Arab country
  3. The grant is available for groups as well as individuals
  4. The program targets artists from all disciplines: visual arts, performance arts, literature, music, etc.
  5. The program targets cultural actors whether working independently or as members or staff of cultural initiatives or organizations
  6. Applicants must be at least 18 years old; otherwise, applications must be submitted by an adult on their behalf, with a written consent from their parents or guardians

Grant Amount:

The grant will be up to $8,000 which will cover:

  1. Ticket costs to support travel both within and outside the Arab region, thereby enabling the grantees to present their works to new audiences 
  2. Visa costs
  3. Accommodation and partial support for living expenses
  4. A recommendation letter from Culture Resource to the relevant embassy in order to support the visa application, if necessary

Required Attachments:

  • An official invitation from a partner or host in the country of destination. (Note: In the event of the lack of a formal invitation, the application may still be accepted and assessed, but on the condition that the applicant provides another proof of acceptance, in principle, to take part in the intended activity).
  • Photocopy of passport (the first two pages).
  • A detailed budget for the trip.
  • The program of the intended activity (i.e. a program of the festival or conference schedule) should the program be available at the time of application.
  • A detailed CV for individual applicants, or a bio and an introduction to/description of the applying group. In both cases, the application should include a list of samples of previous works.
  • Previous works that are in digital form (text or visual material) can be sent in one of the following ways: as a single PDF file, Word or Zipped file (not exceeding 4 MB), or as 4 JPEG files (of no more than 1 MB per file). If the previous works are audio or audiovisual recordings, include the website links where these works can be found.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Music, Art, Film

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Visa costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents
CV, Copy of Passport, Sample of your work, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Art, Design, and Music
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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Culture Resource

Founded in 2004,Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) is a regional, non-profit organization that seeks to support artistic creativity in... More details