The “Local and regional cultural policy initiatives and projects” grant seeks to support projects that aim to develop or change cultural policies at the local or regional level in the Arab region.
This grant is part of Culture Resource’s Cultural Policy program that aims to build a knowledge database that supports cultural planning and cooperation in the region, and to promote mechanisms that will serve in developing the cultural ecosystems in Arab countries.
This program was launched in 2009 by Al Mawred Al Thaqafy in partnership with the European Cultural Foundation and the British Council.
The jury selected 7 out of 158 applications submitted to the Culture Policy Program from 14 Arab countries: Jordan, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt and Mauritania.
El Hachem Amsskouri, Morocco, Legal Guide to Cultural Work in Morocco
Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts (Al Jana), Palestine/Lebanon, Together Towards Effective Cultural Policies
Mohamed El Habib Belhadi, Tunisia, Developing the Legal Environment for Tunisian Cinema
Al-Harah Theater, Palestine, A Catalogue and Evaluation of the Palestinian Ministry of Education’s Policies toward Performing Arts Programs
Abdellatif El Hajji, Morocco, Bringing Cultural Policies to the Center of Political Party Concerns
Tunisian Association for Cultural Action (ATAC), Tunisia, Towards a Locally Driven Cultural Policy
Me’zaf, Lebanon, Cultural Survey in Lebanon: Phase One