Fa’ael is a program of Action for Hope that aims to build the capacity of cultural managers and activists working in difficult conditions and targeting communities in crisis, with a focus on the Arab region. This program has two main components: a training workshop for cultural managers working in communities in crisis across the Arab region, and a project support program for 3-5 of these projects after each workshop.
The program was launched in summer 2017 and until today 3 regional workshops were held in Lebanon during summer 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021.
In 2021 the training of trainers workshop took place in Lebanon.
3 other workshops were held for Iraq and Sudan targeting their local communities in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Two Fa’ael forums where held so far, the first took place online in 2021 and the second was held in Beirut in 2022.
The workshop’s topics included: community definition, community needs assessment tools, community participation, cultural project design, cultural project planning and management, and impact and sustainability measurement.
Until today, 30 projects were supported.