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AFAC End of Year Event 2014 - 30 Nov, 2014 

AFAC’s End of Year Event is an opportunity to celebrate creativity and contemporary critical practices in arts and culture. We are pleased to announce the program of our event.


Taking place in Dubai over a two-day period – November 29th and... »

“Variety” interviews AFAC Executive Director at Abu Dhabi Film Festival - 27 Oct, 2014 

In an article published October 26th, Nick Vivarelli of “Variety Magazine” interviews AFAC Executive Director Oussama Rifahi at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014. With the growing need to support independent film production in the Arab region and, in fact,... »

AFAC launches its new Jurors Online Database - 20 Oct, 2014 

AFAC’s juror committees are selected every year to bring together professionals from all across the region to lend their expertise and insights on the wide scope of artistic genres and independent cultural projects we support, to evaluate the hundreds of... »

AFAC participates at Global South Colloquium on Arts, Culture and Social Justice - 14 Oct, 2014 

Leaders and practitioners in the arts were invited to South Africa for the Global South Colloquium on Arts, Culture and Social Justice which bring directors of social, cultural, community, educational and arts NGO’s that are rooted in the South to... »

AFAC Hosts its First Reception in New York - 07 Oct, 2014 

Under the patronage of AFAC Trustee Mrs. Olfat Juffali, and her husband Sheikh Khaled Juffali, AFAC hosted its first New York reception at the Gramercy Park Hotel on September 24th. Mrs. Olfat welcomed her esteemed guests from the world of... »

Music and RTR Call is now closed! - 02 Sep, 2014 

AFAC’s 2014 General Grant’s second open call closed on September 1st. AFAC has received a total of 255 applications for Music and RTR (research, Training and Regional event) from 25 countries around the world. This brings the total amount of... »

AFAC Hosts its first ADPP Workshop - 28 Aug, 2014 

The Arab Documentary Photography Program, co-funded by AFAC and the Prince Claus Fund in partnership with the Magnum Foundation, hosted its first workshop at the Dar Al-Mussawir in Beirut.  Held between August 23rd and 27th, the nine emerging Arab documentary... »

AFAC awards 42 new projects from its 2014 first open call - 12 Aug, 2014 

During the first open call for application in 2014 AFAC received 450 applications in the categories of Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Documentary Films. Applications came from 19 countries around the world. The jury committees have chosen 42 new projects... »

A New Kind of Investment  - 30 Jul, 2014 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture was established with the mission of investing in Middle Eastern performers, writers, artists, filmmakers and musicians of considerable talent and ambition. It raises money and runs grant-making programs with the aim of securing... »

AFAC Announces 16 New Performing Arts Grantees - 25 Jul, 2014 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) announces today the 16 performing arts projects to receive $190,000 in grants from its 2014 Performing Arts General Grants program.


The 2014 Performing Arts jury committee included experts from different backgrounds and nationalities:... »

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