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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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The submissions for FANTASMEEM Forward have closed.
 

Thank you to everyone who has submitted!

Key Dates
• Application deadline: May 26, 2019
• Ideas Pitching & Interviews with selected candidates: June 18, 2019
• Announcement Forward-Grantees: June 21, 2019
• Maximum duration FANTASMEEM-Forward: June-November 2019


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 | Video

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

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

July, October 2019

FANTASMEEM Fair provides opportunities to participate in Beirut Design Week and Amman Design Week. The selected designers benefit from networking opportunities and present their products and services.
 

FANTASMEEM Findings

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

FANTASMEEM Finals

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


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.
 

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.


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.


Partners

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