SELAT: Links through the Arts

20160127 Open Call Selat Highlight

The Prince Claus Fund together with the AM Qattan Foundation were accepting applications for "SELAT: Links through the Arts". المعلومات باللغة العربية متاحة هنا

This Call invited cultural and artistic institutions working in Lebanon to apply for grants (15,000 euros per grant) for new cultural and artistic projects aimed at enhancing the cultural life within the Palestinian communities in Lebanon through contributing to their capacity building in the cultural field and strengthening links with their peers in the local Lebanese community, thus growing more opportunities for technical and professional cooperation. Independent initiatives or groups may apply for this grant, but under the umbrella of an active cultural institution registered in Lebanon.

Priority shall be given to projects that would contribute to some or all of the following objectives:

- Developing innovative cultural initiatives in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon.

-  Developing interventions which focus on professional capacity building among Palestinians in Lebanon, through training and / or technical supervision.

-  Creating opportunities and promoting cultural and artistic activities among the refugees in the Palestinian camps in Lebanon.

- Raising critical awareness and discussion on cultural topics of special importance to the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

- Implementing projects that promote dialogue and constructive communication between the Palestinian refugees and Lebanese society.

- Strengthening the bonds of cooperation and professional interaction and networking between Palestinians and Lebanese working in the cultural and artistic field in Lebanon.

The deadline for applying was 25 February 2018 and the results will be announced by mid-April 2018. 

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Please send your questions to the project coordinator at the following address: [email protected]

 “SELAT: Links through the Arts” is a project launched in 2012 by the AM Qattan Foundation (Palestine) in partnership with the Prince Claus Fund (Netherlands) to support and fund new cultural and artistic projects in Lebanon that contribute to the enhancement of cultural and artistic life among Palestinian refugees and to strengthening their bonds with the Lebanese society through culture and the arts.