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Daily Star interviews Ghassan Salamé - 11 Jan, 2012 

“Unlike a car or a fridge, a cultural product is also an expression of some kind of collective memory,” said AFAC’s Chairman and former Lebanese minister of culture Ghassan Salamé, commenting on the insufficiencies of commodification during his interview by... »


“Major challenges are facing the development of art and culture in the Arab world; hence, funding creative cultural and artistic projects, oftentimes emerging from grassroots initiatives and artists lacking the means and contacts necessary to promote their works, calls on... »

AFAC Announces 36 New Grantees in Cinema, Music and RTR - 20 Dec, 2011 

AFAC is happy to announce the selection of 36 new grantees (24 individuals and 12 institutions) from its 2011 second open call for general grants, covering the categories of Cinema, Music, and RTR (research, training and regional events). Grant recipients... »

World Premiere of charity single ‘Tomorrow-Bokra’ - 10 Nov, 2011 

Legendary music producer Quincy Jones and Emirati social entrepreneur Badr Jafar launch their new project ‘Tomorrow – Bokra’ at the One&Only The Palm, Dubai on November 11, 2011.


This single is an Arab adaptation of Jones’ peace anthem “Tomorrow (A Better... »

2011 general grant second open call for proposals is now closed - 23 Oct, 2011 

AFAC’s 2011 general grant 2nd open call closed on Friday October 21st. AFAC has received a total of 310 applications for Cinema, Music and RTR (research training and regional events) projects. The evaluation process will begin and names of the... »

ADFP grantees at Dok-Leipzig Festival 2011 - 13 Oct, 2011 

Sixteen new feature-length documentary projects were selected mid-September 2011 to receive grants from ADFP, AFAC’s special program for Arab documentary filmmakers. Less than a month later, AFAC and its grantees are heading to the Dok-Leipzig Documentary Festival for their first... »

ADFP 2011 Supports 16 New Projects - 15 Sep, 2011 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is proud to announce the 16 new documentary projects to receive grants from the Arab Documentary Film Program (ADFP), AFAC’s special fund for documentary filmmakers from the Arab World, in partnership with... »

AFAC launches two new programs - 15 Sep, 2011 

Monday, September 12, 2011 - To support artistic projects emerging from the current situation of turmoil and transformation sweeping the Arab world, AFAC launches two new programs – AFAC Express and Crossroads.


AFAC Express is aimed for Arab artists of all... »

AFAC and Proaction Film Launch “Baladi” in Honor of Amiralay - 12 Sep, 2011 

August 11th 2011: The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), in partnership with Proaction Film, launches the project “Baladi” which aims to fund three to five original documentary films in Syria in honor of late filmmaker Omar Amiralay.

This... »

AFAC Announces 35 New Grantees - 29 Aug, 2011 

AFAC is proud to announce the successful selection of 35 grantees (21 individuals and 14 institutions) from its First Round for 2011, covering the fields of Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. The total grant amounts to US $350,000, of... »

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