Capacity Building Workshop
Al-Shaikh Abbas Keys
   May 2013
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Local safar fund meetings… the different meaning of safar
7th Jana International Film Festival For Children & Youth October 2013
Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab, scheduled to take place in Jordan from November 1st to November 5th, 2013, is still receiving applications to its ninth round!
International Storytelling Workshop – Berlin

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The Arab Education Forum is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization active in the Arab World in the field of community and youth work . The mission of AEF is to contribute to an Arab cultural regeneration project that springs out of the inherent knowledge and experiences within the Arab societies

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Grant applications for the Safar/Istikshaf program are accepted throughout the month. The grant selection committee looks at the submitted applications in the first week of every month, provided that the application is submitted at least one month before the date of travel. For more information


Art production grants for creative Arab youth - culture resource.

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Local safar fund meetings… the different meaning of safar

The meeting was the stepping stone for the launch of the Istikshaf collaboration and advocacy platform to enhance the network of supporters, find common actions and tools, and develop the complementarities amongst various groups involved in promoting mobility in the Euro-Mediterranean region to become more efficient in advocating with policy makers for the advancement of mobility as a crucial prerequisite for lifelong learning, artistic growth, and cultural exchange.

Abdel sallam nakleh / safa voting committee: “I was safar ambassador before safar become a program, so I can say depending on my previous experience that a lot of young men and women are ambassador of the idia and the spirit”

Nesma Gewily / local safar fund - Egypt: “if we are interested to know about the world, therefore it is important to know first about the country we are living in… Egypt for instance has 3 local accents”

Amina Abodouma / I-ACT: “for us, when we started dealing with Safar program, it was a very good something, as we had at the beginning many problem in how to find a possibility of inviting participants from Arab country”

Tala Nabulsi: “I was always trying through my work to networking between young people I worked with through different programs with Safar programe”

7th Jana International Film Festival For Children & Youth
October 2013

The Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts (ARCPA/AL-JANA) is launching the “7th International Film Festival for Children & Youth” to be held during October 2013 under the title “A Door to Multiculturalism”. Its main aim is to bridge gaps between communities and promote international linkages across cultures. Films to be displayed should be produced by or for children and youth. Productions made by children and youth under the age of 20 years are strongly encouraged. Moreover, all nationalities are encouraged to apply by sending their film.

Call for Entries
Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2013
For more information and submission, contact with:

Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab, scheduled to take place in Jordan from November 1st to November 5th, 2013, is still receiving applications to its ninth round!

Kindly find attached our Call for Application in English & Arabic. We would appreciate if you could share it with screenwriters/filmmakers with whom you are in contact & who would be interested to apply.

Detailed information about the program, eligibility, how to apply, etc. could be found on Rawi’s page on RFC’s official website in Arabic and in English on the following link

Do not hesitate to contact us for further inquiries and to connect us directly with screenwriters you know who might be interested in the program.

International Storytelling Workshop – Berlin

“The Storyteller and the Art of improvisation” with Abbi Patrix (France)*
August 2013 - 7th-9th

The storyteller has to develop several skills to become a good improviser as the story is often only a frame. The relationship with text and body has to stay open. One might have to reinvent words and gestures during a performance. Advanced Storytellers are invited to improve their skills in this course.

Date: August 7th-9th 2013
Place: UdK Berlin
Fee: 280 € (from June 5th 2013: 300 €)
No. of participants: 12 to 15
Language: English
Application deadline: June 26th 2013

Trained at the Drama School Jacques Lecoq in Paris, Abbi Patrix has been exploring the art of storytelling for the past thirty years with his Compagnie du Cercle. His work is at the cross-roads of theatre, music and movement. He has toured widely in France, Great Britain, Scandinavia and West Africa and performs in both French and English. His powerful rhythmic work has earned him an international reputation as one of the greatest of Europe’s performance storytellers.

Abbi Patrix is also Educational Director and Associate Artist of The House of Storytelling in France. He has been running « Le Labo » (the laboratory) for the past ten years: a collective and multi-disciplinary space for research, improvisation and transmission.

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