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FANTASMEEM

FANTASMEEM is a one-year program initiated by the Goethe-Institut Libanon adopting a holistic approach towards supporting the design industry in Lebanon. This involves capacity building, fostering cultural / social / environmental entrepreneurship, and encouraging collaborations and knowledge sharing.

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FANTASMEEM Faculty | Apply till January 3

FANTASMEEM Faculty

19 – March 5, 2019 | Hammana Artist House

Application deadline: January 3, 2019
Successful applicants are notified by beginning of January 2019.


 

The FANTASMEEM Faculty is a two-week residency which responds to a set of identified challenges faced by designers, illustrators, and animators whose aim is to transform their innovative ideas into sustainable business models. These challenges affect the whole ecology of design business development around the practices of graphic design, product design, animation and illustration, fashion design, type design, interior design, and landscape design etc.
 
  • How can aspiring designers overcome the gap between design education and the market?
 
  • What are the best practices in the design and creative industries and how can designers in Lebanon benefit from design-oriented business mentorship, in order to grow their own businesses?
 
  • How can designers develop their businesses with a holistic approach, while also taking into consideration the impact of their work socially, environmentally and culturally, and finding opportunities of growth and development in non-traditional sectors? (i.e. waste management sector, locally sourced materials for a fashion brand etc…)
The selected candidates will have the opportunity to develop their project ideas through a mini-curriculum around cultural entrepreneurship along with a guided mentorship by local and international design experts. Spending two weeks at Hammana Artist House, the participants will be placed in a creative environment where they will be able to develop prototypes and prompts based on their proposals to enhance their startups.

The designers will have the opportunity to work under supervision on innovative project ideas and will be trained in the basics of founding a business. Those include concept development, marketing, digital competence, sales, legal matters, and carrying out negotiations with investors.

Additionally, the mentorship program provides insights on business and financial planning and sets the foundation for community and network building that would sustain knowledge exchange and sharing of best practices in design entrepreneurship and business development. 

Logistic and administrative support is included in the residency as well as full catering throughout their stay. Hammana Artist Residency does not offer individual rooms for the 20 designers therefore shared sleeping arrangements should be expected.

During the FANTASMEEM Faculty participants will receive a stipend of 1000 US$. Additional financial support for production and materials may be provided where deemed necessary.
A jury of local and international experts will select the 20 participants for the FANTASMEEM Faculty. The selection process is anonymous and aims towards diversity of practices.

This call is open to designers from the MENA region and residing in Lebanon. The selected participants are required to have basic knowledge of English and to attend the full residency program.
1. Are you an aspiring designer, maker or craftsman/woman with a professional experience in:
  • Graphic design
  • Product design
  • Animation and Illustration
  • Fashion design
  • Type design
  • Interior design
  • Landscape design
  • Other design related fields

2. Do you have an innovative business idea that you want to realize?

3. Have you obtained a degree in design or any related technical field (manufacturing, engineering etc.)?

4. Or do you have an equivalent professional experience of a minimum of 2 years (freelancer or employed)?

Applicant's Personal Information (Only in English)

Mailing Address (Only in English)

Additional Information

Applicant Project Information (Only in English)

Up to 150 words

Up to 500 words

Financial Support to Obtain Materials for your Project (Only in English)

Additional Materials (English, Arabic, French or German)

Upload in one PDF; max. 5 MB

Applicant Motivation (Only in English)

Up to 300 words

Up to 200 words

Up to 200 words

Up to 200 words

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FANTASMEEM Factory | Ongoing Application

FANTASMEEM Factory

Travel & Accomodation Grants for Job shadowing

January - March 2019 | Lebanon & Abroad
Applications can be submitted any time before February 23, 2019
Successful applicants are notified about three-weeks after their submission.

FANTASMEEM Factory offers job shadowing grants, which include an approximately 1-4-week long internship or training in design related initiatives/startups/studios or an organization’s design department in Lebanon or abroad. Job shadowing is a means to develop startup ideas further and to exchange ideas on content and presentation.
Job shadowing provides the opportunity to work alongside and gain experience from other professionals. It is a strategy that allows designers to gain valuable insights into the work of established design professionals and practices to experience and examine a functioning model closely. Through observation, inquiries and completing tasks, you gain greater perspective on how to evaluate and rethink your idea, lead your business and organize your work. Job shadowing includes the host and the visitor:

The host is the professional offering the expertise. The host takes the time to demonstrate the workflow to the visitor/ trainee.  Depending on the mutual understanding of the host and the visitor the work relation can range from pure observation of tasks to hands-on experience of the role whilst being closely supervised by the host.

The visitor needs to consider why they are doing the job shadowing and what his/her expectations are. Following the shadowing it is important to review the experience and to discuss outcomes based on a predefined check list of priorities.
 
  • You spend one to four weeks in a design related initiative/startup/company.
  • You gain insights in a specific design field or startup.
  • You will be able to exchange experiences and ideas.
  • Job shadowing sets the foundation for community and network building
  • Financial support is granted for travel expenses and accommodation as well as possible trainings costs during the job shadowing
  1. Are you a designer from the MENA region and do you reside in Lebanon?
  2. Are you a designer, maker or craftsman/woman with a professional experience in:
  • Graphic design
  • Product design
  • Animation and Illustration
  • Fashion design
  • Type design
  • Interior design
  • Landscape design
  • Other design related fields
 3. Have you obtained a degree in design or any related technical field (manufacturing, engineering etc.)?

 4. Or do you have an equivalent professional experience of a minimum of 2 years (freelancer or employed)?

 5. Do you have an innovative business idea that you want to realize or do you want to develop your business skills?
 

Applicant Personal Information (Only in English)

Mailing Address (Only in English)

Additional Information

Host Institution (Only in Englisch)

max. 50 words

If not applicable, please mark NA

Mobility Period (Only in English)

Financial Support for the Job Shadowing (Only in English)

max. 150 words

Applicant Motivation (Only in English)

max. 300 words

max. 200 words

max. 200 words

max. 200 words

max. 200 words

Information

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  1. Find a job shadowing position in Lebanon or abroad which fits your expectations and establish contact / receive approval on the internship.
  2. Submit a relevant portfolio and examples of your work in PDF format (up to 5MB) or any other relevant documents (JPEG photos, business plans, presentations, etc.)
  3. Complete the online application form below and explain why this job shadowing would be beneficial for you.
  4. A jury of local and international experts will select the participants for the FANTASMEEM Factory. The selection process is anonymous and covers a wide spectrum of practices.
Any questions?
Write us: fantasmeem-beirut@goethe.de

FANTASMEEM | Training Modules

FANTASMEEM consists of four independent training modules as well as several accompanying activities targeting designers, design startups and entrepreneurs, makers and design professionals. Product & furniture, graphic & type, fashion & textile, interior and landscape designers as well as animators and illustrators from Lebanon and the MENA region who are residing in Lebanon can apply to one or several training modules.

FANTASMEEM Faculty

February 19 - March 5, 2019
Design Residency | Hammana Artist House
Application deadline: January 3, 2019


FANTASMEEM Faculty is a two-week residency enabling 20 participants to develop their startup ideas through a mini-curriculum around design entrepreneurship. Besides financial support, the residents benefit from professional mentoring.

FANTASMEEM Factory

January – March 2019
Lebanon & abroad
Application deadline: February 23, 2019


FANTASMEEM Factory offers job-shadowing opportunities, which include an approximately 1-4-week long stay in design related initiatives/startups/companies in Lebanon or abroad.

FANTASMEEM Forward

April – September 2019

FANTASMEEM Forward supports designers in implementing their innovative business ideas. Besides receiving a startup grant, the participants are continually accompanied by mentors, have access to a working space and benefit from input sessions which are adapted to the grant holders' needs.

FANTASMEEM Fair

May – September 2019

FANTASMEEM Fair provides opportunities to visit international trade fairs, conferences and conventions. The selected designers benefit from networking opportunities and present their products and services to international audience.
 


FANTASMEEM | Ongoing Parallel Activities

In addition to the four training modules, public events are organized, research findings presented, and the products or services of the participating designers showcased.  
 

FANTASMEEM Focus

Design experts are invited to present topics relevant to innovation in the design industry and to discuss with aspiring designers and the public.

FANTASMEEM Findings

Accompanying research contributes to gaining in-depth knowledge about the development of the Lebanese design industry.

FANTASMEEM Finals

Young designers present their services and products on online platforms, thus making them available to the local and international market.


Cooperation

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the Goethe-Institut promote the emerging market of cultural and creative industries in Africa and in the Middle East.


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