Who can apply ?
Young artists who work professionally in the contemporary performing arts in the Arab countries or have an artistic involvement in the region.
professionals at the beginning of their career
artists who have not previously received YATF’s support, though this does not exclude the possibility of support for the same company or director twice in succession
artists who explore different artistic disciplines and produce multidisciplinary performances (including theatre, dance, video, installation, music)
Undergraduates and amateurs are not eligible for support.
The YATF co-produces projects that fall within the framework of performing arts (theatre, dance, video, installation, music).
Applications for production should be sent at least four months before the premiere/opening.
The YATF cannot support 100% of the total budget of a production.
The YATF supports the presentation of performing arts productions in different venues and festivals within the Arab World and beyond. Applications for touring should be sent at least six weeks before the presentation.
The YATF supports :
individual artists to attend festivals, in order to broaden their knowledge, see other performances, make new contacts, etc.
The YATF cannot support any artist travelling for studies or scholarships.
How to apply ?
Please fill in the application form of the program you wish to apply for and send it by email. The whole application should not be more than 4 pages. You can write in Arabic, English or French. A reply will be sent back to you when we have received your application.
Applications can only be sent by e-mail, fax or mail (preferably by email).
Please send additional materials such as photographs, videos and other documentation that will give the selection committee a clear impression of your work either by e-mail or by post to:
Young Arab Theatre Fund, c/o IETM, 19 Square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Applications will not be accepted after the deadlines listed below.
production: for projects that are presented from April onwards touring: for presentations that take place six weeks later
production: for projects that are presented from September onwards touring: for presentations that take place six weeks later
production: for projects that are presented from January onwards touring: for presentations that take place six weeks later
After the deadlines the applications are sent to a selection committee, the YATF will do its best to give you an answer within 5 weeks.
Please send the total budget, including all sources of income (co-producers, sponsors, and other partners for funding), clearly stating which amounts are confirmed, promised or under negotiation. The YATF supports that staff be paid to standard.