Mapping the Landscape - New book outlines the state of cultural policies in Arab-Mediterranean countries
Hewar & Friends at BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, 27 October 2010In October 2010, ECF published Cultural Policies in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia. Described as ‘an instrument for true change’, the publication is a pioneering guide for practitioners and policymakers out to reinforce their country’s cultural life. The book’s launch at the renowned Bimhuis in Amsterdam featured a concert by Syrian clarinettist Kinan Azmeh and his international, genre-bounding ensemble Hewar & Friends. As if describing a vital theme of the book, Azmeh described their music as: ‘not about East meets West, but about individuals coming together to exchange ideas and inspiration.’ Expanding the network - Arab world’s first cultural policies conference
Cultural Policies in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and TunisiaTraining the trainers - more organisation results in more creativity
By improving arts managers administrative and economic infrastructure, individuals and organisations are in a much better position to achieve long-term partnerships and ambitions. For this reason, ECF has been involved from 2004 to 2008 in helping design, finance and give workshops for ‘Trainers of Cultural Management’ in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Syria.
All in partnership with: Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, British Council - Syria and Lebanon, Boekman Foundation and DOEN Foundation.