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Young Arab Theatre Fund

National Network: 
Belgium
Address: 
19 Square Sainctelette, Brussels 1000
Brussels
Belgium
Telephone: 
+32 2 203 12 95
Fax: 
+32 2 203 02 26
E-Mail (2): 
Mobile Phone: 
+32 472391172
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2002
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Board of directors composed of five people representing the artistic and media sectors from Euro Mediterranean region. Board members are from The Netherlands, Tunis, Lebanon, Palestine and Morocco.
• Seven staff members.
• Selection committee for the productions, touring and art spaces program consists of seven members from Tunis, Morocco, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Germany.
A- Grant making:
Support of production, touring, and cultural spaces in the South Mediterranean countries. YATF announced three calls for proposals per year. Artists can present their project by filling in a standard application form that can be downloaded from YATF web-site.
B –Meeting Points:
The International biannual touring program of contemporary art in Euro Med region,
C. The Informal annual meetings for cultural operators and programmers from the Euro-Med region.
The Garage (Alexandria), Town House Gallery (Cairo), Makan (Jordan), Ashkal Alwan (Lebanon), Ness El Fen (Tunisia), IETM (Belgium)…

Mission and Objectives: 

YATF is an international organization designed to serve independent young artists and emerging organizations from the South Med.
The long term goal of the fund is to encourage the sustainability of the independent artistic scene in the region and to nurture and sustain its development.
Through its different program YATF aims to :
Expand areas of freedom of artistic expression;
Encourage interaction among young artists;
Open windows on contemporary arts in the region.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Grant making:
YATF announces three open calls for proposals every year offering financial support for South Med artists to realize their creations or to tour within the region. Recently YATF has launched a new program that offers financial and technical support for emerging arts and culture organizations in the South Med.
-Information: YATF is creating a new section in its web site called “Mobility Hub”, a virtual diffusion platform, which will provide information on productions and artistic creations available for touring.
-Networking: organization of an annual informal meeting for the programmers and directors of independent spaces in the South Med to exchange experiences as well as information on their programs.
Meeting Points: international touring Biennial for contemporary art in the Euro Med.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Mr. Tarek Abou el Fetouh
Head of the organisation: 
Mr. Tarek Abou el Fetouh
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Mrs. Khadija el Bennaoui