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The Khalid Shoman Foundation - Darat al Funun

AFAC Visits Amman

18 Feb, 2016 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) organizes field trips to several Arab countries in order to understand the local cultural scene, discover new talents, promote cooperation and introduce to local artists and cultural institutions AFAC’s grant programs that offer financial and professional support. In this context, the AFAC team is visiting Jordan on the 2nd and 3rd of March, to be re-introduced to the local cultural and artistic scene, and present AFAC’s grants programs to potential beneficiaries.

 

AFAC founded and based in Amman from 2007 to 2010 will be at The Khalid Shoman Foundation - Darat al Funun on the 2nd of March (5-7 pm). A special presentation will introduce the work and programs of AFAC, followed by a brief Q&A session and an informal gathering. The event is an opportunity for the Jordanian artistic community to come together and witness firsthand the many types of support available to artists in the Arab region and the impact their future work can achieve through the various available programs.

 

About The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)

AFAC is the Arab region’s preferred resource for independent artists and cultural practitioners. Founded in 2007, AFAC is a unique grant-making institution that is accessible, transparent and professional. AFAC supports as broad and diversified a scope of critical thinkers, artists and social entrepreneurs of the Arab region as possible, with an emphasis on quality, creativity and relevance.

 

About Darat al Funun

Founded in 1988, Darat al Funun actively pursues its mission in providing a platform for contemporary Arab artists. It supports art practices and artistic exchange and stimulates critical discourse and research. Visiting and artists-in-residence produce and show their work. Academics and artists give talks or workshops. The Lab is open to projects by emerging artists. Darat al Funun programs educational activities for young people and students. The art library, publications, films and digital archives are open for research and documentation.

 

Press Contact:

Rima Mismar, Deputy Director - Film Programs Manager
rima.mismar@arabculturefund.org

 

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