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Monday 26 April 2021

Theatre-making in the Arab World and North Africa

The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent

Monday 26 April 2021

Tebere Arts Foundation presented the conversation Theatre-making in the Arab World and North Africa with The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 26 April 2021 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 8 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC +3).

What does theatre-making in the Arab world look like? How does funding differ for MENA artists? How does the relationship with government and state funding support (or not) the creative endeavors of artists in the MENA region, specifically Tunisia?

Guest: Ouafa Belgacem, Tunisia
Ouafa is an expert in cultural and creative projects fundraising. She is also a researcher interested in topics related with arts and culture financing and cultural policies in the MENA and Africa Regions. She is the founder of Culture Funding Watch a leading enterprise dedicated to capacity building and intelligence gathering and monitoring art and culture financial support and to support of Art and Creative enterprises in the MENA and Africa. Culture Funding Watch’s online opportunity database focusing on Arts and Culture opportunities is unique in the region.

Ouafa Belgacem holds four Masters degrees in History, Archaeology, Business Administration and Heritage Management, she has been building capacities towards funding and financing development projects in various assignments with intergovernmental organisations as well as INGOs. She has more than 15 years of work experience in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to founding Culture Funding Watch she worked with as Oxfam GB in Myanmar and West Africa. Previously she worked with SNV in Laos as Senior Business Development Advisor and as Assistant to the Head of Finance and Contract Section for the European Commission Delegation in Cairo. Ouafa was also assigned as head of fundraising unit within the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt. Earlier, she served as consultant and trainer on cultural heritage sites management. Ouafa has aslo been assigned as international expert to evaluate projects proposals submitted for funding to the UNESCO's International Fund for Cultural Diversity (2012-2016) as well as for European funded programme in Tunisia Tfanen-Tunisie Créative.

“The Stories Women Carry: Creative Practice of African Women from the Continent”
The Stories Women Carry is a Web Series that highlights the work of African women in different fields of theatre on the continent. The 6-episode season features leading writers, poets, directors, producers and interdisciplinary theatre-makers who will share their artistic practices and methodologies. There is an increase in conversations about non-Western methods of theatre-making across the continent and beyond. In the spirit of uncovering an African dramaturgy and its application in various fields of theatre from the creation of new work to arts management, these leading practitioners from Uganda and Kenya will share their insights in each episode.

Each episode will invite one female guest, or a collective to speak on a specific topic, related to their personal practice. American Sign Language and Kenyan Sign Language interpretation will be available for this series.

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