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Med Culture is a Technical Assistance Unit funded by the European Union for the promotion of culture as vector of Human, Social and Economic Development in South Mediterranean countries. 

Al Mawred Al Thaqafy

Al Mawred Al Thaqafy

Al Mawred Al Thaqafy (Culture Resource) is a regional, non-profit organization that seeks to support artistic creativity in the Arab region and to encourage cultural exchange between intellectuals and artists within this region and abroad. It operates through several programmes:

The Production Awards program seeks to assist young Arab creators of all disciplines under the age of 35. The program provides young artists with grants up to $6,000 to support creative projects in the fields of literature, music, theater and the visual arts, and up to $10,000 in the fields of film and video.

Travel Grants help cover the travel expenses for artists and cultural directors so that they could present their works or participate in artistic and cultural activities and events throughout the Arab world. Applications are accepted year round and are evaluated quarterly in March, June, September and December. Travel grants amount up to $5,000.

Abbara Program (in cooperation with the DOEN foundation, Mimeta Centre for Culture and Development, and the Open Society Foundations) supports independent cultural organisations during the period of transition to democracy.

The Cultural Management Program fosters professional development and builds training capacity within the region.

Imkan Program aims to support and strengthen the skills of Arab cultural operators to be able to play a prominent role in the current political and social transitional phase in the Arab region.