Tashbeek: working for a sustainable cultural scene in Jordan


Tashbeek is one of SouthMed CV’s sub-granted projects supported under the second call. It is implemented in Jordan by Tajalla in partnership with Atabet Fann from Palestine and Ruwaq al Ordon and Medeart from Jordan. Tashbeek aims at building the capacities of cultural workers and associations in different parts of Jordan and ultimately creating a self- sustainable and collaborative network of individuals, associations and spaces by organizing artistic and cultural exchanges and dialogues throughout the different cities and areas in Jordan.

In May 2017 the project launched a call for participations. 248 applications were received from individuals working in culture, cultural associations, NGOs, and cultural departments of the governmental institutions, based in different governorates in Jordan, some of them also working in marginalized areas.

The applications are currently going through the last phase of assessment and selection. 50 applicants will be selected to participate in the capacity building programme composed of 3 sets of training sessions: technical, artistic and management training, which will take place from July until November 2017. These sessions are planned according to the needs expressed by the applicants and the requirements of the cultural scene in Jordan.


The main aim of this project is to create a sustainable network of cultural organisations, cultural workers and artists in Jordan to share expertise and exchange knowledge and resources, and work together on a strategic plan for the cultural scene in Jordan.

SouthMed CV is co-funded by the EU within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture.