just read about this call that @Heba sent to me a while ago. It sounds interesting for those who are working in Egypt in the culture field; This covers theatre to public spaces to local community work. Since there are some people who are active in these fields here, thought may be we can manage to apply within one theme.
It is not a long term project, just a small intervention so I guess if we need to make the most of it we need to structure the proposal to serve and support the people already working as a main goal while of course finding new people on the way.
The EU call ( more info here ) is for short term actions ( 2 to 15 month ), min 15k max 30k euros, and allows supporting 3rd parties so fellowship model could be applied. ( deadline is near though 3 September )
All artistic and cultural proposals are welcomed. Also, “Initiatives that can show the importance of the involvement of local communities in setting up a cultural agenda in public spaces;” and actions “should facilitate access to culture in public spaces, informal areas and locations that are culturally deprived”
Working in public spaces is not that easy in Egypt in general these days, but wanted to share this here may be we can find a way collectively to do something with it.
One idea could be discovering what’s happening outside of the capital, and find a way to support people who are building nodes in siwa, nuweiba and other places.
so if anyone is interested or sees an opportunity in this, lets go for it.