The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC is pleased to announce the seven individuals and fifteen institutions and collectives set to receive Training and Regional Events grants for 2022.
The 22 selected projects are characterized by their work on the peripheries of their cultural and political contexts and their efforts to reclaim public space through the use of a wide range of artistic disciplines. The various supported workshops, festivals and events strive to support emerging artists in skill acquisition and audience engagement.
The jury committee – composed of Egyptian consultant and trainer Heba Elcheikh, Palestinian architect, restorer and anthropologist Khaldun Bshara, and Tunisian media advisor Ahmed Amine Azouzi – convened in mid-October to review the 225 applications submitted.
In making their selections, the jury issued the following statement:
The 22 projects selected by the jurors