RCF/Valletta 2018 (2nd session) : announcement of eligible applications


RCF received 49 applications for travel grants on the RCF/Valletta 2018 (2nd session). An eligibility check was made and the following applicants were considered eligible, which means that their applications will be evaluated by our experts. Decision on the selection of grants will be made mid-August and the announcement of grantees will be made on 1st September. Non-eligible or non-prioritised applicants will be informed by email in the next few days. 

Calafato Matthew

Cecalupo Chiara

Cremona Rebecca Eclelia Isadora 

Hamed Ahmed 

Konomi Elisa

Kouvaras Spyros

Masoero Francesca

Melgrati Mauro

Metwaly Agnieszka Magda 

Milic Nela 

Parizot-Clerico Elizabeth

Rot Mateja Stanislava 

Sakran Abdelalim Ahmed Mohamed

Shtohryn Evgletta

Stamenkovic Marko

Stock Alexandra

von Damm Tile


RCF - the House of Artists in Domiz refugee camp


In Iraq, up to 250,000 Syrian refugees are hosted in nine camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Out of those, 35,000 found haven in Domiz camp. To help them cope with the overwhelming and sudden change and integrate into the social fabric of the Kurdish community, the Governor of the Region of Duhok inaugurated on 20th June (World Refugee Day), the “House of Artists” initiative as part of the Fil Manfa project.


Fil Manfa and the House of Artists, initiated and backed by the Roberto Cimetta Fund (RFC) and UNFPA, offer young refugee artists a safe space to develop their talents and practice live or visual arts, dancing and music. Hundreds of adolescents and youth have so far benefited from the project globally.


Although the Roberto Cimetta Fund is not a humanitarian organisation, it measured the need to provide immediate support and to reconnect fellow artists in Duhok, in Istanbul, in Beirut, extending the Fil Manfa project further, wherever artists in exile in the neighbourhood of conflict need support.

This initiative is all about cultural and human rights. Everyone of us, even the most underprivileged, carries his or her own culture. Art is a bridge to reconnect those who have been displaced and preserve this culture.


The inauguration was attended among others by Mr Farhad Ameen Atrushi, the Governor of the Region of Duhok; Mr Dominique Mas, the French Consul in Erbil; Mr Ferdinand Richard, the Chairman of the Roberto Cimetta Fund; Ms Siham Mamand, the Assistant Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government; Mr Nestor Owomuhangi, the Deputy Representative of UNFPA to Iraq; Omar Berakdar, Fil Manfa Manager in Istanbul; Thomas Fansten, Advisor for Culture and Human Rights, City of Paris; Emilie Heriteau, Representative of the SYNDEAC; Shayda Hessami, Chair of Humanitarian Aid and Journalism.


We extend our gratitude to the Kurdish Regional Government, and to their representation office in Paris, as well as to the following donors of this project: The French Ministry of Culture; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the City of Paris; the City of Tenerife; The Senator of the French Republic Marie-Christine Blandin; the SYNDEAC (French syndicate of artistic and cultural companies).



RSS: The Culture Resource: developing a mobility fund for artists & cultural actors


Since 2006, the Culture Resource has supported the travel of more than 200 artists and cultural actors throughout the Arab region through Mawa3eed program, and the travel of more than 30 artists and cultural actors to destinations outside the region through Tajwaal program since 2016.


Culture Resource is developing the mobility fund by merging Mawa3eed and Tajwaal in one program that will be launched soon and which supports the travel of artists and cultural actors from the Arab region to destinations within the region and internationally.

For more information please visit their website by clicking here



RSS - Open call for artist residency in Paris - Cité internationale des arts


Deadline: September, 1st, 2018 


This call is open :

- For artists from all over the world

- All disciplines accepted : visual arts, writings, music, performing arts etc.

- Age : 18 years old 

- For residency in Paris between 2 and 12 months


Founded in 1965, Cité internationale des arts welcomes every year more than 1,200 artists from 90 countries in 326 studios in the heart of Paris. Artists from all disciplines but also curators are hosted for residencies that can last from 2 to 12 months.


The ambitious project of the Cité internationale des arts is to gather in one place artists from all around the world and to give them the best condition to encourage encounters, artistic crossovers and creativity. It is a place open to dialogue between cultures, where artists meet their audiences and professionals. 


Click here to apply 


If you have any questions please contact : 







Roberto Cimetta Fund

c/o ONDA
13 bis rue Henri Monnier
75009 Paris - France
T +33 145 26 33 74


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