The A. M. Qattan Foundation Organises an Open Day About the “Culture, Art and Social Engagement” Project
The A. M. Qattan Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation organised an open day to introduce interested candidates to the “Culture, Art and Social Engagement” project’s application process, on 17th February 2020.
Dozens of people interested in applying attended the event, including individual artists, groups, teams, and cultural and artistic institutions. A summary of the project was presented, in addition to the way it is implemented in the Foundation through the Educational Research and Development Programme, and through grants offered by the Culture and Arts Programme. The attendees were also introduced to the project’s vision and goals, in addition to projects funded through its previous round.
The attendees learned about the requirements that must be met in the submitted proposal in order to increase their chances of obtaining the required support, and to achieve the desired effect in the community. The projects must be based on an understanding of the local community in which they will take place, and have to build a true partnership with these communities. They must also demonstrate that the people responsible for the project believe in the ability of culture and the arts to bring change, and have the necessary passion to get those around them to join their efforts in pushing the process of change. Additionally, the proposals should aim to increase participation and social accountability.
During the meeting, the details of the application form were presented, and an explanation of the important items in it was offered. Some examples of previous successful projects were also presented to the audience.
For more details about the new round of the project: http://qattanfoundation.org/ar/CASEGrant2020.