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FANTASMEEM

FANTASMEEEM is a program initiated by the Goethe-Institut Libanon adopting a holistic approach towards fostering creative entrepreneurship as well as encouraging collaborations and knowledge sharing in the design industry in Lebanon.

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FANTASMEEM | News

Fantasmeem Fair Goethe-Institut Libanon

OPEN CALL FOR TRAVEL GRANTS | VISIT AMMAN DESIGN WEEK 2019

FANTASMEEM Fair provides networking opportunities and fosters creative entrepreneurship by offering travel grants and participation in design fairs for designers, illustrators and animators residing in Lebanon, working in fashion, product, interior, furniture, graphic design or other. The grant enables emerging design practitioners to connect and exchange with other creatives, makers and investors and to be inspired by different design scenes in the region.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 18, 2019

Amman Design Week showcases the best of Jordanian and international design work and
strengthens creative economies as well as entrepreneurship, all within the context of the region’s rich cultural heritage.

If you are an early-to-mid-stage designer and are motivated to visit the Amman Design
Week 2019, apply by filling the application form through this link and by presenting your portfolio, CV as well as a letter of intent describing a) your motivation for applying and b) how your participation in FANTASMEEM Fair will benefit your current design practice or business.

Submit all application documents (application form, CV, portfolio and motivation letter via email (fantasmeem-beirut@goethe.de ).

Candidates selected by the FANTASMEEM Fair jury will receive a total amount of 850$ (1,275,000 LBP) to cover accommodation and travel costs for their trip to Amman. Furthermore, TAKWEEN, the sister project of FANTASMEEM in Jordan, will provide the participants a program introducing them to Jordanian design studios and initiatives.

Announcement of selected candidates: September 27, 2019

For further information about the application requierement, submission guidelines and eligibility as well as selection criteria, please read the open call carefully:
 

 

Fantasmeem Faculty | Video


FANTASMEEM | Modules

FANTASMEEM consists of four independent 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 Visual

FANTASMEEM Faculty

February 19 - March 5, 2019
Design Residency | Hammana Artist House


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


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

FANTASMEEM Forward

June – November 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

FANTASMEEM Fair

July, October 2019

FANTASMEEM Fair provides opportunities to participate in regional design fairs such as Beirut Design Week and Amman Design Week.
 

FANTASMEEM Findings

FANTASMEEM Findings

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

FANTASMEEM Finals

FANTASMEEM Finals

Designers present their services and products at a joint designers market.

Vier Panelisten

Design in Times of Crisis

“Design is the meeting point between creativity and technology. Who better than designers to transform crises?” asked Gilbert Doumit at the first session of FANTASMEEM Focus on February 5, 2019 where four panelists discussed “Design in Times of Crisis” at Antwork.

Download Section

The paper "Design Economy in Lebanon" by Dima Hamadeh & Adham Selim is the first piece of research conducted in the fram of FANTASMEEM Finfings to consider the opportunities and challenges facing design, as a distinct industry, across the whole of Lebanon's economy. It draws on an in-depth analysis of data gathered from government-affiliated, institutional and individual, local and international sources. It addresses the essential characteristics of the design economy in Lebanon, including the regulatory framework, funding models, supply-chains and market conditions..

COMING SOON: Voices of Investors by Nicole Hamouche

At the crossroads of art and entrepreneurship, design attracts an eclectic crowd of investors and supporters. There is no structured and clear ecosystem that supports it as for the tech scene.


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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