The Kamel Lazaar Foundation (KLF) has announced on its Facebook page the launch of the call for projects “Culture Solidaire” in partnership with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs within the framework of the “Fonds Relance Culture”, an initiative to support artistic creation and dissemination in times of crisis linked to Covid19.
KLF wishes to register, as a matter of urgency, artistic creation, all disciplines included in such a manner as to support artists to create in the current circumstances, taking into account the shortage of raw materials.
KLF voices willingness to accompany creators and performers in a plural questioning, on their practice, on the world to come, on digital communication, on the possibility of remote collective creations at saying that everything has to be invented: only the body is confined, the mind is free.
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, KLF will allocate directly to artists, all disciplines combined, a minimum budget of 3,000 DT.
This call aims to support creation in times of crisis, to encourage artists to decipher the present and go beyond it to create differently, to think about new tools of creation and dissemination adapted to the lockdown. It also aims to encourage artistic alternatives that can serve the entire artistic sector, to reflect artistically on the factors of change induced by the crisis and to encourage openness, collective and multidisciplinary creation despite lockdown.
This call is addressed to all artists of Tunisian nationality or resident in Tunisia, regardless of age or artistic discipline.
Since its foundation in 2005, the Kamel Lazaar Foundation for Art and Culture has launched several actions and projects whose local and regional effects have, according to the foundation, highlighted the vitality and diversity of the cultural scene in the MENA region. The Foundation supports research, publication and exhibition initiatives, and regularly organizes debates, symposia and seminars. It supports the production and accompaniment of artists through residencies and artists’ workshops and develops partnerships and exchanges with international cultural actors in order to promote Tunisia as a hub for contemporary art.