About the Mini Grants
This Mini Grant of up to 900 Euros aims at expanding cultural spaces in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan, by supporting artists, organizations and cultural actors create projects that contribute to social change and have an impact on their environment.
Projects Supported 2021
- Marhaba Artist: by Nayzak Project
- Underline by Art of Change
- BeirootBodies by Bassam Abou Diab
- Free Music Education for All by Wajdi BouDiab
- Late night thoughts by Ahmad Shehadeh
- Peace through Movement by Tales of Jordan
- TheaDonce by Art Vision
- Send Me a Postcard by Sarah Nowar
- I am an image, my body no longer belongs to me by Rochdi Belgasmi
- Walls of Hope by Fanni Raghman Anni
- Small Screens by ATAC
- Barkoon by Elyes Fatnassi, Skaville
- Cinema in their Eyes by Cité'Ness
The Mini-Grant was opened on July 19th, 2021 for one month.
55 artists, collectives and organizations applied from Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan, and 5 projects were selected from each country.
Three national selection committees were formed to evaluate the applications and select the winning projects.
Nadin Al Khalil
Arts writer, editor and curator
Head of Visual Arts Doctorate Department at the Lebanese University
Rym Ben Mansour
Cultural Project Manager, Director of ACTIF
Dancer - Cultural Manager- Human rights activist Founder of "DCS"
Artist - Regional Director and Head of Programs at Ruwwad Al Tanmeya
Artist - Curator - Producer - Founder of Malahi Entertainment.
Simone G. Di Stefano
Thematic Advisor- Peace, Governance and Equality FDFA at SDC
Small Changes Project Manager
Applicants fill in an online application and attach all the requested folders and documents. In order to do so, the applicant creates a profile here. Applications can be filled in English, French or Arabic.
After the closing date, application screening and national committees deliberation takes place. The evaluation of the applications is based on a set of defined criteria.
Organizations, cooperatives, teams, collectives or individuals working in the cultural and artistic field.
Nationality: Lebanon, Jordan, and Tunisia. Applicants must be residing in these 3 countries
The grant can be used for the execution of a full project or a part of a project.
The project can be a brand new project or a continuation of an already established one.
Type of artistic project is not limited, to mention but a few: Song, choreography, short film, venues, safe havens, collectives, art pieces, workshops, curriculum, performances, pop-ups, poetry, comics and so on.
Disciplines: visual and performance arts, videos and films, music, dance, literature.
Timeline of the Grant: 6 months
Deliverables: 3 video logs, narrative report, budget breakdown, impact assessment and outputs relevant to the project