Meet the Selected Projects for the Second Edition of Create Syria

The Names of Participants that were selected to attend the training programme for Create Syria: A Project to Empower the Syrian Art in Exile Second Edition have been announced, based on the evaluation of the project's selection committee.

Based on the last committee members meeting on 18th of May 2018, the following institutions and individual applications have been selected:

Seba Kourani: Dual Presence and Absence of Sound

Chadi Makrach: My Imagination is Always Bigger

Zoukak Theatre Company: The Zoukak Theatre Mentorship Program

Al Caravan Project: From knock knock till Bye Bye (from A to Z)

Seenaryo Organization: Pulse Group

An additional back up list has been selected allowing these participants to benefit from some of the project activities.


The Selection Committee Included:

Aser Al Saqqa: Director of Arts Canteen, Programmer and Producer of festivals, a Cultural Initiator with extensive experience in managing and promoting emerging artists from the Arab world, the MENA Region, and Europe. 

Marina Barham: cofounder and General Director of Al-Harah Theater, and Al-Harah Performing Arts Training Center (PARC), Vice president of the Palestinian Performing Arts Network, a Trainer in the field of Cultural Management in the Arab World.

Rana Yazaji: Researcher and a Cultural Activist 


During the months of June and July, selected participants will participate in an intensive training workshop on artistic interventions in a time of crisis, which will be an opportunity for them to work on the development of their project ideas in details, all under the supervision of specialized trainers from the region and the UK.

On the second edition of the Create Syria Programme and the applications received, Abdullah Al Kafri the executive director of Ettijahat– Independent Culture says: "There is a great need to support artistic projects that carry deep questions concerning the relationship between the arts and the fundamental changes taking place in Syria and the surrounding countries, and about the roles that the arts can play in the region, we can see that the projects chosen by the committee members raise deep questions about these changes and aim to provide technical practices that will provide a platform for reaching different groups of communities. It is striking that entrepreneurs focus on the different roles of the performance arts in their work and on the categories of children and young people. "

In the second edition of the programme, Stephanie Twigg, Arts Manager of the British Council Syria says “We are happy to see such an impressive selection of initiatives for second edition of the Create Syria programme. We know the impact that strong artistic initiatives can have in communities and we look forward to seeing these initiatives grow throughout the Create Syria process.”

To check the descriptions of the selected project for the second edition of the Create Syria Programme’s Support click here.

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