Fundraising for the Arts & Culture in in Arab Country in the MENA region, Jordan

Fundraising for the Arts & Culture in in Arab Country in the MENA region, Jordan

Call for Candidates



About Tamasi:

Tamasi is a collective of 11 independent performing arts organisations with members based in Jordan, Egypt, Palestine (West Bank & Gaza) & Lebanon. Tamasi works across MENA & has extensive regional & international collaborations. Tamasi works towards the flourishing of free & equitable societies in Arab Country in the MENA region. Members believe that the arts & culture are both the main vehicle & pillar for freedom of expression in the region.


Our output includes: Performances, productions, capacity building, training & mentoring programs & opportunities for burgeoning & independent artists, sub granting & technical support, research & advocacy as well as venue development & rehabilitation.


About Training of Trainers on Fundraising for the Arts & Culture in Arab Country in the MENA region: As part of its effort to strengthen & increase the capacity of the independent arts sector, Tamasi identified the need for skilled fundraisers who can use a wide range of fundraising tools to mobilise resources for the independent arts sector in MENA. Tamasi, therefore, started a project in 2013 geared towards developing a core group of fundraisers for the sector through targeted trainingof trainers.


The training is based on the analysis and findings of a field and desk research commissioned by Tamasi in 2013. It is specifically tailored for the arts sector in Arab Country in the MENA region. The training module has been developed by =mc “The Management

Centre UK” who also conducted the research in collaboration with Tamasi members.

Amman: 17 Nov—19 Nov (Especially aimed at candidates from Jordan,

Lebanon, Palestine & MENA countries other than Egypt)

The training will be a residential training. Candidates are requested to commit to the full duration of the training. The training will be followed by a specialized ToT (training of trainers) early 2015. The ToT will be aimed at selected candidates who have shown significant potential who have attended one of the above trainings.


Who Can Apply?

We welcome candidates from the entire Arab Country in the MENA region. Candidates from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia are especially encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria: Candidates applying for this training must:

• Be reasonably fluent in spoken and written English

• Have strong communication skills- especially presenting

• Have some experience or confidence in running training or workshops

• Have some understanding of marketing or fund-raising

• Have at least 2 years experience working in the independent arts/ culture

sector &/or civil society sectors.



Tamasi Performing Arts collective will cover the costs of local travel, accommodation & meals. We have a limited budget for international travel for candidates from Arab Country in the MENA region.


How to Apply

Please fill in the application form below and send to:

Please put in the subject line:

Funrdaising ToT Nov 2014 for Amman training

Selected candidates may be called for an interview.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

There is a very limited number of spaces and we aim to select only 10



15 October 2014

Dates: 17-19 Nov 2014

If you have any queries, please



2012 Educator Programs | Seeds of Peace

2012 Summer Course: Expressive Arts; Educational Transformations


OTISFIELD, MAINE | In the Summer of 2012, Seeds of Peace will hold its second two-week summer course for educators from the Middle East, South Asia, and United States. Drawing on the power of the arts to empower youth and address conflict-related issues, the session will focus on “Expressive Arts; Educational Transformations.”

Where there is conflict, the creative arts have a vital role to play as an effective vehicle for engaging youth and building the capacities required for peace. This is especially true when the hostilities and sensitivities of an active conflict make it difficult for educators to use a broader range of curriculum to address issues between divided communities.

This summer, Seeds of Peace will bring educators and arts practitioners together to share best practices, strengthen techniques and develop new skills and resources for educating and empowering youth through the expressive arts. Educators will learn from a diverse range of visiting faculty, staff, and one another. They will have the opportunity to visit local schools, colleges, and organizations engaged with the arts and education. Over the course of two weeks, participants will work together to create action plans for independent and/or cooperative projects to be implemented in their home countries.

This initial group will form the foundation for an ongoing and growing network of educators and artists committed to using the expressive arts as a vehicle for empowerment, cross-cultural understanding, and peacebuilding. Seeds of Peace will also engage internationally-renowned personalities to act as “ambassadors” for the group by using their influence, voice and platform to heighten awareness about the power of the arts to promote and advance peace.


Seeds of Peace welcomes educators and artists to apply from South Asia (Afghanistan, India, Pakistan), the Middle East (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Palestine) and the United States. Specifically, Seeds of Peace is looking for formal or informal educators with experience in the expressive arts—music, drama, visual arts, creative writing, and/or film making—or a desire to incorporate these tools into their work. Seeds of Peace also encourages practicing artists who want to use their work to engage youth in peacebuilding to apply. Successful applicants will show creativity, competence, and commitment to peacebuilding. Priority will be given to those who have not been to the Seeds of Peace International Camp before, though all applicants will be considered.


The session will take place over the course of two weeks, from July 23-August 7, 2012.


The session will take place at the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Otisfield, Maine, approximately 45 minutes from Portland, Maine, and three hours north of Boston, Massachusetts. Participants live in a traditional American summer camp setting located on Pleasant Lake.


Each participant is asked to contribute 375 USD, a small portion of the costs for lodging, food, activities, transportation, and airfare for international participants. American participants are expected to cover the cost of their transportation to and from Camp. There are scholarships available, and Seeds of Peace will not turn away any participant for financial reasons. Participants must cover the cost of “incidentals,” e.g. gifts or snacks.


Applications are due April 1, 2012. Seeds of Peace expects to select approximately 32 participants and will notify all applicants by May 1, 2012.

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The Gaza Monologues at the UN‏

The Gaza Mono-Logues

On November 20, 2010, twenty-six young actors representing twenty-one countries arrive in New York City to perform The Gaza Mono-Logues. 

(Italy-France-Belgium-The Netherlands-UK-Germany-Swiss-Hungary-Norway-Sweden-Greece-

Palestine-Lebanon-Tunisia-Jordan-Pakistan-Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe-Gambia-Trinidad-USA)

Directors Iman Aoun (ASHTAR Theatre, Palestine) and Shauna Kanter (VOICETheatre, NYC) will create with them a performance of these texts in all their different languages.

A public performance is hosted by La MaMa E.T.C on Sunday 28th at 8PM in The Club.

Two performances will take place in the United Nations for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, November 29th at 12:30PM in Conference Hall 2 right after the Special Meeting, and in the evening at 6.30PM in the public lobby around the opening exhibition of UNRWA, Summer Games in Gaza.

Olivia Magnan de Bornier: 718 974 1240
Interviews available in English, French, Arabic.

Call for Submissions: Amman, Jordan 17th Annual Theatre Festival

Dear Friends of the Theater Arena,                 

I have the pleasure to inform you that the Directorate of Theater and Arts in the Jordan Ministry of Culture will hold this year its annual Theater Festival in its 17th session, in The Capital Amman, on November 1 and until the 14th of November2010.

In this occasion, I would like to inform you that the higher committee and organizers have the intention to host a number of Arab and foreign performances to participate in The Jordan Theater Festival. Performances of high quality, new visions and visual plays with less dialogue will have a better chance to be selected.

In case you have an interest to propose your performance as a participant, we recommend you to send us your technical file including your DVD, photos and stage plans and all your requirements. It is worth mentioning here, that The Higher Committee and the Selection committee will study each file thoroughly to make the best selection for the festival.

 Once your play is selected, The Jordan Festival will be responsible to invite you formally and will cover your Hotel, meals and transportations within Jordan. However, Jordan Festival will not cover Travel tickets and tax, and Set transport and cargo. The Troupe in cast and crew and head of troupe should not be more than 15 members as a maximum number.

All files should be submitted before 5th of September 2010.



Directorate of Theater-Ministry of culture

PoBox: 6140 Amman Jordan

C/O Director of  Jordan Festival, Mr. Hakeem Harb