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Arts and Culture News
Pre- Fête de la Musique Party, live at Radio Beirut - 13 Jun, 2014 

Radio Beirut in collaboration with Fête de la Musique, to be launched in Beirut on June 21st, and with the support of AFAC is offering a night of hip hop music from Lebanon and the region on June... »




Video Works 2014 to launch soon in Beirut - 26 Mar, 2014 

Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema in Beirut will be hosting the 4th edition of Video Works; a grant and screening program established by Ashkal Alwan in 2006 to provide a sustainable support structure for video production by emerging artists and filmmakers... »




“Animism” at Home Workspace - 18 Mar, 2014 

Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace is currently hosting the exhibition “Animism” curated by Anselm Franke. The exhibition offers art works by 16 international artists including prints, films, videos and collages. “Animism” is open to the public at Home Workspace in Beirut... »




MBC hope initiative announces its new winners - 20 Jan, 2014 

Winners of the first annual “Doing Good” Campaign competition, launched by MBC’s Hope to empower, strengthen and foster the youth of the Arab world, were announced on Sunday, January 19th and included the participation of AFAC’s executive director Oussama Rifahi... »




Three Arab Films at the Oscar Academy Awards - 20 Jan, 2014 

AFAC grantee Sarah Ishaq made the first Yemeni breakthrough to the Oscar Nominations with her Short Documentary “Karama Has No Walls” filmed during the Yemeni revolution in 2011. Ishaq’s new documentary film “Mulberry House” is supported by AFAC and has... »




Arab popular pop music - 20 Dec, 2013 

A year ago, Mohammed Assaf was a 23-year-old wedding singer in a Gaza refugee camp. But since he won the “Arab Idol” singing competition in June, in front of more than 100 million viewers, he has become something of a... »




Ali Shaath, the Inspirer of Beautiful Dreams, a Great Loss to the Arab World - 07 Dec, 2013 

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC- offers its deep condolences for the loss of the dear friend and fellow partner in the contemporary Arab cultural field, Ali Shaath, co-founder of the Arab Digital Expression Foundation. Ali Shaath... »




Not Who We Are - 14 Nov, 2013 

The Lebanese American University – LAU will host a screening of the feature length documentary film “Not Who We Are” on Monday, November 18th at 6:00 PM.  The Film is directed by Carol Mansour and was produced in cooperation with... »




Exposure 2013 opens tonight - 06 Nov, 2013 

For the fifth year in a row, Beirut Art Center (BAC) is organizing Exposure, an annual exhibition dedicated to emerging artists in and from Lebanon.

 

Exposure 2013 features works by 15 artists including the three AFAC former grantees Monira Al Qadiri,... »




Darat al Funun 25th anniversary - 01 Nov, 2013 

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Darat Al Funun – The Khaled Shoman Foundation - is hosting “Hiwar”, an exhibition, residencies and talks program curated by Adriano Pedrosa and featuring 14 artists from the Arab world, Africa, Asia and Latin America including... »






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