Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), founded in 2004, is one of the largest independent cultural organisations in the Arab region. It works in three main areas: to support artists, creative writers and emergent cultural organisations in the Arab region; to improve cultural working conditions politically, legislatively and economically; and to present and promote important innovative creative works to the Arab public. Application Deadline is 30 November 2013.
In the nine years since Culture Resource was founded, its current director has worked with the organization’s members, which now number 30 from 13 Arab countries, and with its elected Artistic Board to broaden the scope of beneficiaries from Al Mawred’s services and to respond effectively to the social and political changes in the region. As a result of the organization’s work during these years, the number beneficiaries from its services has expanded to 700 artists, writers and cultural managers, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of audience members who attended the concerts, theatrical performances and other cultural events it has helped to organise. Today, Culture Resource stands as one of the most successful experiments in civil society work in culture in the region and has earned great appreciation and esteem in the region and internationally.
The director of Culture Resource works under the supervision of the elected Artistic Board and in close cooperation with the organization’s members in Egypt and other countries in the region. He/she directly supervises the organization’s staff which currently consists of 25 full-time employees who work in the organisation’s head office in Cairo.