Cultural Initiatives in North Africa and the Middle East
Every year, the Kamel Lazaar Foundation (KLF) supports artistic creation and the promotion of local cultures in Tunisia, the Maghreb region and the Middle-East, through providing financial and/or technical assistance to fifteen cultural and artistic projects, selected along its main lines of activities.
This year, in order to give everyone an equal chance to benefit from its support, KLF decided to organize its patronage around a call for projects published online and open to all cultural stakeholders in the MENA region.
More than 100 projects were received following the publication of this call for projects from January 2nd 2017 to February 20th 2017.
The designation of prizewinners took place in two stages; the KLF team conducted a preselection of candidates according its eligibility criteria, then the final selection was entrusted to an external jury composed of five experts:
Cyrine Gannoun, Denis Lesage, Khmaies Khayati, Ismael Louati and Adnen Jday.
Following this procedure, fourteen projects have been selected and will be financed with KLF support :
1) Project : Dream City 2017 Type : Contemporary Art Biennial Organisation: L’Art Rue Country: Tunisia
2) Project : Mnemosyne Shaza Moharam Type : Documentary film Organisation: Felucca films Country: Egypt
3) Project : Olfa et ses filles Kaouther Ben Hania Type : Documentary film Organisation : CINETELEFILMS Country: Tunisia
4) Project: Close-Ups : Urban Landscapes of Tunisia Type : Exhibition Organisation: JEZM Country: Tunisia
5) Project: Reviving Djerba’s weaving workshops Type : Research - restoration Organisation: Djerba Insolite Country: Tunisia
6) Project: Dance With No Name Type : Training – Dance Organisation: La Voix de l'Enfant Rural Country: Tunisia
7) Project: Tawassel Type: Performance - Dance Organisation: Association Hayyou'Raqs Country: Tunisia
8) Project: Ré-Existance Type : Performance - Dance Organisation: ArtEnvie Country: Tunisia
9) Project: MADRASSA, Regional Training Program in Curatorial Practices Type : Formation – Résidence/Training – Residence Organisation: Atelier de l'Observatoire Country: Morocco
10) Project: Tunisia Factory Type : Workshops – Film Organisation: Nomadis images Country: Tunisia
11) Project: Hourya Leila Toubel et Mehdi Trabelsi Type : Play – Theatre - Music Organisation: Resist’Art Country: Tunisia
12) Project: Sidi Abdallah Type : Heritage – Cultural space Organisation: IN'ART : les artistes de Hammamet et leurs amis Country: Tunisia
13) Project: Preliminary works before the launching of a Documentary Institute Type : Research – Film Organisation: Arts Lab Country: Tunisia
14) Project: CairoComix 3 Type : Festival – Visual Arts Organisation: Al Fann Attasaa (Neuvième Art) Country: Egypt