RCF: Beit Hawadet sets up administrative headquarters in Alexandria


RCF Tamteen fund contributes to the consolidation of the performative work of Beit Hawadet (House of Tales Alexandria), into an organisation and a space for the rehearsals and organisation of storytelling workshops which aim to spread the art of speech. The administrative headquarters are being set up in Alexandria, Egypt.




RSS: Cité internationale des arts is recruiting Position: administrative assistant


As part of a reorganization and strengthening of the "Residencies" department of the Cité internationale des arts, the Cité internationale des arts is looking for a member to work closely with the head of department and the general direction. The recruited person will be in charge of managing the development of the administrative service of the Foundation concerning the management of stays of resident artists.


For more information check their website for contact information and criteria



RSS: The Crossing Museum for Contemporary Art in Sulaymaniyah Opens Today


We are very pleased to relay news about the opening today, 16th May 2018 of The Crossing Museum, dedicated to contemporary art in Sulaymaniyah. The Crossing Museum is a recipient of Roberto Cimetta Fund’s Tamteen programme this year. The support covers consolidation costs such as equipment, web design and translation costs.


The Crossing Museum will build bridges and encourage exchanges between artists in Kurdistan and abroad. It is managed by a local team under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Youth of the Kurdish regional authority with the support of La Pluie d’Oiseaux association.


The Crossing Museum represents the work and dedication of local and international artists and cultural managers. As well as safeguarding the cultural heritage of Kurdistan, the Crossing Museum will  reach out to the international artistic community as a place for research,  gathering, archiving and protecting works of art by independent artists in the region and beyond. 




RSS: Culture Trips Programme - Autumn 2018


Call for Application

13-22 November 2018 (inclusive)


The French Ministry of Culture and Communication (General Secretariat, Department of Legal and International Affairs) has launched training and hosting programmes intended for foreign professionals.


Culture Trips are short-term, personalised or semi-personalised stays, allowing foreign professionals to benefit from conferences, encounters and meetings so as to provide them with the kind of knowledge and tools which are relevant and useful in the framework of their duties with a view to the achievement of their professional projects.


The exchanges will take place in English and are aimed at experienced professionals in the cultural sector, inclusive of all geographical areas, who play a role in setting up cultural projects in their country of origin. The general themes in this framework are performing arts; visual arts, design, fashion and arts & crafts; building heritage and architectural quality; books; and cultural and creative industries.


The seminar draws on the experience of recognised cultural managers and professionals in Paris and the French regions: Ministry of Culture (and related operators), local authorities, libraries, museums and heritage sites, places of creation and other cultural facilities, both public and private.


You can find all relevant information and forms here 

Deadline: 12 June 2018



RCF : Open Call (June 1st, 2018 - June 30th, 2018)


Presentation of the FRC/ Valletta 2018 Fund 


The Roberto Cimetta Fund and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, in charge of the Valletta project European Capital of Culture 2018, have been collaborating since 2015 to improve and increase artistic mobility in the Euro-Arab-Middle East region


The FRC/ Valletta 2018 fund supports mobility, communication, collaboration and exchange between all these cultures and contribute more widely to community participation in the arts in the region. 


The Roberto Cimetta Fund and Valletta 2018 consider that freedom of movement is a right and that artists must be supported in the internationalization of their practice and in the development of their arts. Valletta, as the European Capital of Culture 2018, is a crossroad of trajectories and encounters in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. 


Open call for applications 


Applications must be sent between June 1st, 2018 and June 30th, 2018. They can be written in Arabic, English or French. The results will be announced in September 2018. 


Before applying, each candidate have to read the eligibility criteria specific to the Roberto Cimetta Fund as well as the criteria required by Valletta 2018. 


Click here for more information about the eligibility criteria 

Click here to access the application forms 


Contact and information : info@cimettafund.org 



RSS: 2018 Maghreb Film Encounters: call for films


Created in 2009, the Maghreb des films has screened around 800 films and has designed an equivalent film fund.The Film Meetings of the Maghreb is an annual event with the purpose to promote cinematographies related to the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania), to organize debates and round tables around projected films.


The Rencontres are open to all cinematographic proposals in their diversity as well as to heritage films and film archives.


If you wish to participate in the 2018 Meetings, you can submit your film until June 29, 2018.

For detailed information and application please click here



RSS: UNeECC's 12th Interdisciplinary Conference Call for Papers is open


The conference, entitled Culture: Invented or Inherited?, will be organised by the University of Malta in collaboration with UNeECC and will be held between the 7 and 9 of November 2018 at the University of Malta Valletta campus. This calls aims at established academics, early career scholars, research students and whoever is interested in the topic of Culture. Presenters will have the opportunity to publish their papers on the UNeECC Annual Volume (ISSN 2069 – 8704  http://uneecc.org/conference/proceedings/). 


The call for papers and other important information may be downloaded here.



RSS: Ettijahat Launches the fifth edition of the Laboratory of Arts programme


Ettijahat launched the fifth edition of the Laboratory of Arts programme. The program will return to its usual course after a special edition in 2017 under the fifth anniversary of Ettijahat. It will cover the usual artistic and literary categories: Animation, Theatre, Dance and Performing Arts, Creative Writing, Visual Arts (including Plastic Arts, Installation, Visual and Graphic Design Projects), and Music.

In this edition the grant value has been raised, reaching 10.000 $ for the categories of theatre and cinema, and 6000 $ for the rest of categories.

The Laboratory of Arts is a program for supporting Syrian artists. It is aimed at Syrian artists and cultural entities, providing them with the support they need to carry out their creative practices and be responsive to the new places they work in. The program enhances forms of artistic expression to provide opportunities for independent creators to present their artistic works.

The deadline for submitting applications is 30th June 2018.

The application form and the FAQ’s are available by clicking here.



RSS: The Currents of the World programme


The French Ministry of Culture has launched francophone collective seminars which will take place over ten days around the following thematics: cultural policies and their administration; Cultural economy; digital arts and new stakes in digital creation; physical and digital preservation of the collections of libraries; cultural institutions for the purpose of territorial development.


The themes and dates :

- Culture and art in the public space: from 9 to 18 October 2018

- Cooperate and creation in the Francophone world: from October 9 to 18, 2018

- Exhibition Design and Organisation: November 12 to 21, 2018


To know more about the programme or to fill out the form(s) please click here

Deadline: 12 June 2018



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