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Training cultural managers working in the MENA region

Fa’ael is a program of work which aims to build the capacity of cultural managers and activists working in difficult conditions and targeting communities in crisis, with a focus on the Arab region, Iraq and Sudan.

This program has two main components: a training workshop for cultural managers working in communities in crisis across the Arab region, and an in-depth project support program of these projects.

The project is supported with 2 247 688 SEK.

What the program delivers

Development of cultural managers in the Arab region to design and implement cultural projects, train others, and engage in wider discourses in their societies about the connection between arts and culture, and social change.

Why we support this project

The project provide people with access to culture and tools for creative expression to enrich their lives, increase the cultural capital of communities around them, and enable their contribution to our shared humanity

Project time status


This project started in November 2020 and ended in December 2021

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