The new projects | 2018
In total, 17 projects are supported under the 5th edition of the Laboratory of Arts program which will be implemented from mid-September 2018 to the end of August 2019. Among the projects are four documentary films, four theater performances, three musical albums, and three visual projects.Cinema & Animation: Amer Matar | Plastic Flowers,Mohamed Aref Haj Youssef | Al-Maari Head, Nadim Suliman | Family at War, Zeina Qahwaji | Crystal House
Theater, Dance & Performance Art: Koon Theater | The Other Side of the Garden,Omar Bakbook | Kordelo Shadow, Rama Haydar | People of Love, School of Dramatic Arts | Harsh Lesson
Visual Art: Fadi Alhamwi | White Gold, Randa Maddah | Restoration, Samer Roumani | Survival Struggle
Music: Ali Asaad | Nabatie, Eyad Osman | Shamaliyat, Youssef Kekhia | Monologue
Creative Writing: Hanan Kabreteh | Madam Izoglin, Reber Yousef | Voice of the Absent, Waseem Alsharqi | Black
The Laboratory of Arts programme was launched in 2014. Since then, artists from Syria have been encouraged to apply for our yearly grants, which, thus far, have made it possible for 65 art projects to come to life.
The programme is aimed at artists and existing initiatives in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey, as well as countries of refuge and exile in Europe. Following the Syrian migration to Europe, the grant programme was expanded from the Middle East to Europe, where most of the Syrian artists now live. They will exhibit the results at art platforms in several major European cities at the end of the grant period.