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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 | 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.

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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

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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