CAE is launching a call for contributions

June 22, 2021, 8:00 am

Are you an artist or a cultural operator? Are you from a MENA country?  Are you living and working in the European Union? Do you have a proven record or a genuine interest in research, policy, advocacy? Would you like to contribute identifying the challenges faced by MENA artists and cultural workers residing in the EU in regards to working conditions, freedom of movement and freedom of artistic expression?

Culture Action Europe is launching a call for contributions to reports in the framework of the project “Engaging with MENA cultural agents in the EU”. We are searching for 6 participants per 3 panels on the following topics:

  • Working conditions
  • Freedom of movement
  • Freedom of artistic expression

Interested to apply? 
Read more details about the call for proposal here and attached on the sidebar of this page.

To apply, write an email to before 30 June 2021, midnight with 1) a brief motivation letter explaining your suitability for the activity 2) indicate which reading panel you wish to apply for and 3) attach you CV. Candidates should fill in the following form (if not yet done). You can apply to several panels (topics) proving relevant background.

About the project

“Engaging with MENA cultural agents in the EU” is a one-year project implemented by Culture Action Europe (CAE). The project aims at raising awareness about the specific circumstances of MENA – the Middle East and North Africa – cultural agents residing in the European Union, with a particular focus on the (post) COVID-19 context; it also looks into strengthening collaboration between MENA cultural professionals in Europe and their European peers. The project specifically addresses artists, cultural workers, and cultural organisations from the MENA region that are living and working in the countries of the European Union.

Through its large network, Culture Action Europe will identify activities and projects involving MENA cultural agents residing and working in the EU. The project will engage with a wide group of artists and organisations, representing different countries of origin and residence, cultural sectors, and genders. The research phase of the project will scrutinise the particular circumstances, realities and patterns of MENA cultural agents residing and working in the EU, in particular focusing on whether their position is recognised within host countries’ societies and legal and social systems and investigating if the pandemic has increased the systematic vulnerability of these groups.  The research phase will lead to the formulation of policy recommendations and advocacy actions, mainly addressed to European institutions.

The project also aims at strengthening networking and knowledge sharing among the MENA cultural agents living in Europe and their European counterparts.

Find out more about the project in EnglishFrench, and Arabic.

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