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FANTASMEEM LibanonPhoto: Goethe-Institut Lebanon /Alia Haju


FANTASMEEM is a programme initiated by the Goethe-Institut Lebanon that takes a holistic approach to the promotion of creative entrepreneurship, network building and (continuing) qualification of Lebanese designers, and consists of complementary modules and activities. The programme is tailored to up-and-coming designers (fashion design, product design, graphic design, illustration etc.) who wish to (further) develop a product or an innovative business idea and play a multiplier role as creative entrepreneurs within their scene.

The project “Cultural and Creative Industries” is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut. It improves employment and income opportunities for creative professionals in six partner countries; Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa and operates mainly in the music, fashion, design and animation sectors. In addition to promoting the development of entrepreneurial, digital, creative and technical skills through training programmes, the project aims to strengthen the framework conditions and the ecosystem of the cultural and creative industries.