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AFAC Welcomes its New Executive Director - 09 Dec, 2016 

Dr. Ghassan Salamé, Chairman of the Board of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture-AFAC, announced today the appointment of Mrs. Rima Mismar as Executive Director of AFAC to succeed Oussama Rifahi as of January 1st, 2017. The decision culminated a... »

"Europa: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees" is now out! - 08 Dec, 2016 

EUROPA: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees is a book created by a group of Magnum photographers and journalists who have been covering both the refugee crisis in Europe and the many contexts across the Middle East,... »

Kader Attia wins Marcel Duchamp Prize - 16 Nov, 2016 

French/Algerian artist and AFAC's former juror Kader Attia has ben awarded the 2016 Marcel Duchamp prize which is France’s most prestigious art prize.

The prize was founded by the Association for the International Diffusion of French Art (ADIAF), the prize has... »

AFAC Film Night Continues at Sursock Museum  - 10 Nov, 2016 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Sursock Museum are pleased to announce the third program of their year-long partnership to bring forward a monthly series of screenings under the title AFAC Film Night, showcasing the work of... »

Ghassan Salamé named Sharjah International Book Fair’s Cultural Personality of the Year - 31 Oct, 2016 

Sharjah Book Authority has announced the selection of Lebanese intellectual and academic Dr Ghassan Salamé, chairman of AFAC’s board of trustees, as the Cultural Personality of the Year for the 35th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).


Commenting on the... »

Creative Lab Workshop on Arts and Culture in Amsterdam - 27 Oct, 2016 

AFAC co-organised a workshop on 24-25 October at Impact Hub Amsterdam, together with the DOEN foundation, the Foundation “Festival sur le Niger” and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The title of the workshop, conducted under a  peer-to-peer experimental exchange... »

Book Signing of “Printed in Beirut” - 26 Oct, 2016 

The Department of Arabic and Near East Languages at the American University of Beirut is hosting the book signing of “Printed in Beirut” which is the latest book by Lebanese novelist and AFAC’s Novel Writing Program supervisor Jabbour Dweihi.


The book... »

A new job opportunity at AFAC - 25 Oct, 2016 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC is currently offering a new position in its Beirut office:


Position: Grants Coordinator

Job Purpose Summary:  Coordinate AFAC grant-making processes, grants contracts and grants reports

Click here for the full job description and requirements.


Interested? Send your CV... »

AFAC Participates to IFACCA’s World Summit - 21 Oct, 2016 

"At the crossroads? Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century" is the title of IFACCA’s (International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies) 7th World Summit which brought together government and cultural leaders from over 80 countries and took place in... »

Elias Khoury Wins Katara Award - 20 Oct, 2016 

Lebanese writer and critic Elias Khoury received last week the Katara Award in the Published Novels category for his latest work “Children of the Ghetto- My Name is Adam” published by Dar Al Adab. Khoury who joined the AFAC Board... »

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