Iran’s Tech Startup Spring | Faranesh.com judged Best Iranian Remote Learning Platform

It is notable that most online educational websites in Iran belong to universities and educational organizations, and presence of active and young private companies, such as Faranesh, has made this industry more competitive and has provided more choice for learning enthusiasts in Iran. Read More

DEADLINES | 2-minute videos sought for Arab Fund’s “Why Culture?” competition

AFAC is now tossing the question into the field of pictures in motion, videos and animation. AFAC has opened the call for the “Why Culture? Video Competition,” and the challenge is: Can you create a 2 minute video that delivers a concept on why culture matters? The competition is open to everyone. Read More

REVOLUTION 2.0 | You must remember this: Egypt’s artists drove its Summer of Mass Re-Awakening

Make no mistake: artists led Egypt’s Revolution 2.0, which moved to depose its first freely elected Islamist president. The military’s action to oust Morsi was, in fact, but the final moving piece in Egypt’s complicated political domino. It should be remembered that this Summer of Mass Re-Awakening began as a culture war. It was a fight for free expression. It was a battle for Egypt’s soul. Read More

CALL FOR ACTION | Artists, intellectuals break into ministry of culture to protest against the Islamization of Egyptian culture

the Egyptian branch of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) has distributed a letter to its international colleagues around the world, which formally asks the help of the international community to oust the controversial minister from his office. ITI is a UNESCO entity with more than 90 centres around the world. Read More

ART OPENING | Iranian painter portrays faceless people in Dubai art gallery

These paintings are based on studies of the gestures of resistance and defiance. They are permanent records of the ‘faceless’ individuals who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Read More

VENICE BIENNIAL | United Arab Emirates selects Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem for 2013 national pavilion

Our founder, Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, is a passionate patron of the arts and a committed supporter of Emirati artists, and so it is with great pleasure that we are able to play a role in the program,” stated Dr Salvatore LaSpada, Executive Director of the Foundation. Read More

Iran’s Fajr International Theatre Festival releases book of criticism

TEHRAN, IRAN:   The 29th edition of the Fajr International Theatre Festival has just wrapped up this past February, with the majority of the awards going to Iran, Germany, Italy and Estonia.  The international discussions continue though with the March publication of “About the Phenemenon of Theatre,” a book of critical essays and scholarly articles from this annual festival held in… Read More