Anhar: Culture and Climate Platform is a new program from Art Jameel and the British Council that supports ambitious arts projects that engage with the climate emergency. Anhar: Culture and Climate Platform is designed specifically to diversify and increase support for practitioners in the Arab world and builds on findings and key priorities that emerged through the Culture and Climate Summit, a two-day workshop and seminar exploring culture’s role in addressing the climate emergency, jointly organized by Art Jameel and the British Council in March 2023.
The Anhar selection process will see expert juries consider proposals from individual practitioners making new work and instigating community projects through to large-scale international collaborations via grassroots institutions actioning practical solutions to reduce their carbon footprint.
The platform offers three tiers of awards: Tier 1 grants of £1,000 to £5,000 for individual artists and collectives, Tier 2 grants of £5,000 to £10,000 for cultural organizations to reduce their carbon footprint, and Tier 3 grants of £25,000 to £50,000 to support collaborations between UK and MENA artists, collectives, networks, and cultural organizations.
The deadline to apply is December 15, 2023. Applicants must be based in eligible countries in the MENA region. The projects are expected to be completed by December 15, 2024. For more information and to apply, visit Art Jameel's website.