The European Commission (E.C.) has announced that the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is calling for proposals for cultural projects. The Fund is a non-profit organization providing direct financial aid to independent artists and cultural institutions in Arab countries.
“The Fund invites project proponents to request funding for programs, artwork, or literary or cultural productions in one of the following fields: independent film development and production, show production and presentation, art fair production and organization, visual art activities, literary production and publication (novels, short stories, poetry, plays), research, workshops, and capacity building,” states the E.C.
Individuals, NGOs, cultural and educational institutions, government organizations, and private companies working in the field of culture are eligible. Proposals must be submitted in Arabic using the form available on the Fund’s website. The deadline is August 31, 2010.