Pass it On: Grants for Syrian Artists Living in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, or Iraq

According to the British Council call for applications, this is open to “any art form,” which presumably includes writing, theatre productions, and other arts:

BritishCouncilChileProgram organizers write:

The programme reflects the British Council’s belief in the right to free expression and in the power of art to inspire social change. Specifically, it will look to support artistic initiatives – involving any art form – that develop new or existing networks; that raise awareness and solidarity among refugee host communities; and that record or represent the very best of Syrian culture.

Proposals will be selected based on how they contribute to one (or more) of the following four objectives:

  • To advance contemporary forms of expression by supporting innovative Syrian artists.
  • To raise awareness and solidarity among host populations or foreign audiences (e.g. the UK) regarding the experience of Syrian refugees.
  • To record and preserve Syrian culture and/or the Syrian refugee experience.
  • To develop networks or platforms that support and connect Syrian artists or Syrian refugee communities.

Grantees are eligible for £1000 to £3000, and must be Syrian citizens living in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, or Iraq. The application deadline is January 20, 2014. Successful grant-ees will be informed on or around February 5. More here. 

Download the application form.

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  1. شعر …
    مأساة اللاجئين … احلام .. وطن .. ضياع بين أنياب البشر …
    الاقامة لبنان

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  2. شاعر وموسيقي..
    وهذه كمثال صغير.

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    وتسلم أمٌّة ثارت….على ظلم له أمد..
    فلاعجباً يقتّلنا….فنحن لحكمه ضدُّ..
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    فإما عيشة الحرّ..وإما القبر واللّحد..

    وشكرا..

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  3. #mlynxqualey please help me with this, I sent this inquiry to the email you mentioned but no reply, so can you please help me with it?
    the email:

    my name is Imran Faour

    am sending this email to inquire about (grants for Syrian artists) which is organized by the British council

    I am a Syrian artist, and am eligible for this grant after reading the conditions,
    however, am currently living in Dubai, but am illegal here for about two years, when I heard of this grant I decided to travel to Turkey and live with a friend there and apply for this program, but this travel will cost me getting banned from the United Arab Emirates, because I can’t pay the charges for being illegal, so I will not be able to return here.

    so, am I eligible to apply for this program and fill the application with the proper information and send it as if am currently living in Turkey?

    thank you so much.

    best regards.

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  4. Thanks for you efforts, is the short story included here as an art ? Can I apply for the grant saying that I will be presenting a short story ?

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    • Yes, literature is included here as art. You just need to explain “how your project relates to one or more of the four core objectives of the ‘Grants for Syrian Artists’ programme.”

      The four objectives are:

      To advance contemporary forms of expression by supporting innovative Syrian
      artists.

      • To raise awareness and solidarity among host populations or foreign audiences (e.g.
      the UK) regarding the experience of Syrian refugees.

      • To record and preserve Syrian culture and/or the Syrian refugee experience.

      • To develop networks or platforms that support and connect Syrian artists or Syrian
      refugee communities.

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  5. Hi I am a syrian my name is Watfaa Wahb I just want to know to which place or site I can send the application …??

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        • Watfaa, I don’t know of a service that collects grant information and shares it. I will try to post anything I find on this website, although I am not sure how to make a separate mailing list just for grants.

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