Action for Hope, Ettijahat – Independent Culture / اتجاهات – ثقافة مستقلة and Mophradat launched the Art Lives Initiative, which is an exceptional project to support artistic practitioners residing in the Arab Region. This initiative comes as a quick and flexible response to protect artists and cultural practitioners in the Arab Region whose livelihoods and health have been affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
317 applications were received for the livelihood support, and after being reviewed by the jury, 47 artists from the Arab regions received the in kind support with an average of $2000 per grant.
Another support program was added to this initiative, that comes as a quick response to help artists and cultural practitioners whose Livelihood or health has been affected by the 4 of August Beirut Port explosion, and aims to enable them to restore their homes and their physical and mental health as soon as possible.
Due to the special nature of this announcement, we had created a simple and short application form. 62 applications were received in Beirut initiative, 28 applicants were selected by the Jury to receive the relief grant with an average of $2000 per grant.