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FANAK FUND - Deadline for applications 31 August 2020

CultureXchange_editor1 • 20 July 2020

Fanak Fund

1. A gen­er­al fund for mo­bil­i­ty 

Fanak Fund man­ages a Fund for Artis­tic and Cul­tur­al Mo­bil­i­ty in the Euro-Arab-speak­ing-Mid­dle East re­gion and from this re­gion to the rest of the world. Artists and cul­tur­al op­er­a­tors liv­ing and work­ing in Eu­rope, the Arab-speak­ing world and the Mid­dle East can ap­ply if a call is open. Pri­or­i­ty is giv­en to mo­bil­i­ty from the South and East of this re­gion. 

Although many coun­tries in the Euro – Arab – Mid­dle East re­gion have adopt­ed in­ter­na­tion­al trans­port re­stric­tions to lim­it the progress of the Coro­na pan­dem­ic, Fanak Fund and part­ners hope that these re­stric­tions will be lift­ed in the next months, al­low­ing artists and cul­tur­al op­er­a­tors to trav­el. Artists and cul­tur­al op­er­a­tors liv­ing and work­ing in Eu­rope, the Arab speak­ing coun­tries and the Mid­dle East, who wish to trav­el from one of these re­gions to one of the oth­er two are wel­come to ap­ply. How­ev­er, they are ad­vised to sub­mit their trav­el plan with flex­i­ble dates. Pri­or­i­ty is giv­en to mo­bil­i­ties from the Arab speak­ing re­gion to the Mid­dle-East and vice-ver­sa.


2. Consolidation Fund - Zodeh 

In the con­text of in­ter­na­tion­al mo­bil­i­ty and ex­change of artists and cul­tur­al op­er­a­tors, Fanak Fund is of­fer­ing a fund­ing line to con­sol­i­date artis­tic teams in the Mid­dle-East and Arab-speak­ing coun­tries (in­clud­ing Turkey and Per­sian coun­tries). This fund­ing line aims at con­sol­i­dat­ing cul­tur­al and artis­tic or­gan­i­sa­tions and/or artists col­lec­tives op­er­at­ing in the Arab-speak­ing and Mid­dle East­ern ge­o­graph­i­cal zone and de­vel­op­ing lo­cal projects (venues, net­works, plat­forms).

 Dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions: 31st Au­gust 2020


Solidarity programme - Ana Houna

To­geth­er with part­ners in Beirut, Duhok, Is­tan­bul and Myti­lene, mech­a­nisms were created  to sup­port artists forced to ex­ile. These ini­tia­tives pro­vide ac­com­mo­da­tion, a meet­ing/work place, re­sources and ad­vice for artists forced to ex­ile. These places are some­times self-cre­at­ed, some­times part of an art space that is al­ready run­ning.

Cur­rent­ly four or­gan­i­sa­tions have been cho­sen by the Ex­pert Com­mit­tee of Fanak Fund to be part­ners in the frame­work of the sol­i­dar­i­ty pro­gram­me

  • Arthereis­tan­bul
  • Et­ti­ja­hat
  • Of­fice of Dis­placed De­sign­er­s
  • The House of Artists in Dom­iz Camp, Duhok, Iraqi Kur­dis­tan

Fund­ing is pro­vid­ed to the host or­gan­i­sa­tion for a per­ma­nent man­ag­er, for ma­te­r­i­al and equip­ment for the artists, or to help ren­o­vate the space for work or ac­com­mo­da­tion. The fund­ing is re­ceived on an an­nu­al ba­sis.

The ben­e­fi­cia­ries of these host or­gan­i­sa­tions, i.e. the artists forced to ex­ile, are cho­sen by both Fanak and the host or­gan­i­sa­tion. Artists forced to ex­ile can ap­ply to the above men­tioned or­gan­i­sa­tions.

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