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Arts & Crafts Playground is an innovative concept that combines waste management with art making, while providing public creative space, materials/tools, guidance and visibility for both emerging and established artists alike to work on projects that otherwise would go unrealized, and to help them become self-sufficient. Arts & Crafts Playground has served as a platform and a meeting point in Jordan for artists for creative experimentation, collaboration and the sharing of ideas. It aimed to inspire and involve people in community arts while investing in, and nurturing creativity that is environmentally friendly and to empower and support individuals/activists and independent initiatives in the areas of art and culture.

The project is coordinated by Crossroad for Media Art Services, which is a non-profit organization geared towards uplifting the media standards while supporting the development of local talents, including media professionals, musicians, visual/digital artists, performers and others. In partnership with Meela, an organisation that offers training programs with trained personnel in the field of child-care, aimed at integrating children & adults with disabilities with the community; and Knowledge Step, an organization which works on inclusion of people with disabilities into society and their access to culture and arts.


Crossroad for Media Art Services

Website: www.crossroadme.com

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/crossroadjo/ 


Facebook page: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1420584388245811

Knowledge Step

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AAMTOTCO

Arts & Crafts Playground

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/artsandcraftsplaygroundjordan/

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Madrassa is a program of curatorial research and practice in contemporary art, and one of the first of its kind in the region. It strives to educate and connect a community of young arts professionals offering them training and networking opportunities. Through a call for applications, Madrassa invited young curators and cultural practitioners from North Africa and the Middle East to participate in a programme based independent curatorial practices, that look beyond the existing modes of production and dynamics of the global art world. It explored socially engaged visual arts practices, promoted collaborative projects and transnational exchanges, offering a platform for experimentation to the region’s emerging curatorial talents. The Madrassa program was launched in 2015 by l’Atelier de l’Observatoire (art and research) in Casablanca.

Madrassa has been implemented in this occasion between Amman, Casablanca, Alexandria and Algiers, consisting on a series of talks, visits and workshops in each city, and enable the participants to put their acquired knowledge and training into practice by curating a project in each city.

Spring Sessions is an experiential learning programme and arts residency based in Amman, Jordan. The programme brings together emerging and established cultural practitioners to produce work and share results. The purpose is to encourage participants to question existing paradigms by experimenting outside of traditional models.

Spring Sessions

Website: https://thespringsessions.com/

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/thespringsessions/

Atelier de l’Observatoire

Website: http://www.atelierobservatoire.com/madrassa

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AtelierObservatoire

Mass Alexandria

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MASSAlexandriaSpace


Website: http://ariaprojects.org/?page_id=1600

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Tashbeek was a collaboration and networking project between cultural centres across Jordan. The main objectives were to empower at least 50 cultural activists in seven cultural centres across Jordan in the development, culture and arts fields; to enhance collaboration and cooperation among cultural centres in Jordan to establish an independent sustainable network, and to place a strategic plan for cultural centres which are members of the network based on their resources; and to achieve sustainability by sharing their resources as an alternative to funding.

The project was led by Tajalla for Music and Arts, an artistic cultural association, seeking to bridge the gap between society and culture & art. Tajalla believes that culture and art should be priorities in society, as they are a mean for self-expression, and human development, in giving public access to art and culture, in collaboration with artists and cultural institutions and to contribute to social development. Tajalla implemented the project in partnership with Atabet Fann for Arts, Media and Training, that works at regional level, and seeks to enable youth and children by using art, media and culture as tools for development; and Ruwaq El Ordon for Culture and Art, based in Balqaa, Jordan, focusing on cultural community interests and development through culture arts, conducting several activities and variety of events to serve the governorate of Balqaa. In collaboration with MedeArts, based in Irbid, Jordan, which aims to energize and improve culture and arts in underprivileged areas.


Tajalla for Music and Arts

Website: http://tajalla.com/

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tajallaorg

Atabet Fann for Arts, Media and Training

Website: www.atabetFann.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AtabetFann


Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MEDEARTS

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ANHAR – The Arab Network for Human Rights Film Festivals is a regional project with a pool of information, and a film database for human right film festivals and screenings in the Arab region. It is a networking platform that operates on the basis of partnerships and exchanges of expertise between its members.

The network was established in December of 2015 and has 9 members from Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Mauritania, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan and Syria. It aims at establishing a connection between activists, filmmakers, festival directors and spaces for screening human rights films to build bridges through joint events, co-productions and advocacy campaigns. The collective experience of its members helps enhance the quality, impact and outreach of its initiatives.

Ma3mal 612 Think Factory is a collaborative pool based in Amman, of thinkers and workers from different backgrounds and disciplines who design innovative projects on thematic topics that are considered as a priority for the region. The word Al Ma’mal means the ‘factory’. It is designed to produce and enhance the production of films, documentaries, video art, installations, film networks and other visual and artistic projects that have an avant-garde nature, aiming to generate a change in the civil society in the region.


MA3mal 612 Think Factory Jordan:

Website: http://www.ma3mal612.com/

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Ma3mal612/

Ma3mal 961 Think Factory Lebanon

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ma3mal961/


Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pg/SematEgypt/about/


Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Human.Screen.Festival/


Website: http://www.arabfilmnetwork.com/


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The aim of the project is to give opportunity to 44 young theatre students in Palestine to work on a professional level, extending professional networks and getting access to new job opportunities. These students will become specialized in the following fields:  Light, sound, costume, scenography, stage management & production management for performing arts, assessed by and working with professional actors and directors. As a result a mini festival will be produced, reaching Ministry of Culture, local organisations, partners and communities.

The project is led by Al-Harah Theater, a Palestinian based theatre house for children, youth and adults addressing social topics; in cooperation with Dar Qandeel for Arts and Culture, a Palestinian based organisation working on culture and heritage, human rights awareness, democracy, and freedom of expression. In partnership with Al-Balad Theater, a Jordan based theatre and dance house dedicated to produce and promote independent artistic and cultural productions in the region; and Ashtar Theater, based in Palestine, with an aim to promote creativity and commitment for change through a novel combination of specific training and acting programs and services and professional theatre performances.


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