9 August 2019


Call for applications: Arab world podcast project

 podcast competition
   Egypt-based Sudanese artist Asia Madani is a beneficiary of Culture Resource's travel grant. Photo: Sauti za Busara

Applications are now open for the Mudawanat project by the British Council and Culture Resource, a non-profit organisation that supports artistic creativity and encourages cultural exchanges in the Arab region.

The project seeks to engage creatives from different disciplines in a two-season podcast series of 12 episodes each, which will run in February and May 2020. The episodes will be published in a mix of classical Arabic and local dialects on multiple online platforms.

The topics in the podcast will:

   Highlight the independent arts and culture sector.

   Encourage discussions on theoretical and practical matters.

   Engage with regional actors and the public.

   Highlight the discursive and intersectional spaces that exist within organisations, communities and activist groups.

The application deadline is 25 August 2019 (11pm Beirut time). Selected individuals will be notified on 7 October.

Successful applicants will attend a training workshop in November 2019, where they will participate in hands-on sessions in sound design and podcast production and learn to prepare, script and execute their projects.

The date and venue will be announced at a later stage.

Who can apply?

To apply, applicants must:

   Be from an Arab country, regardless of ethnic background, citizenship status, or whether they reside in the Arab region or abroad.

   Be at least 18 years old. An adult must submit applications for those below the age limit along with written consent from their parents or guardians.


   A short bio (max 50 words).

   Motivation statement that describes your interest in the project and previous engagements in digital media (max 200 words).

   Written description of a podcast idea (max 150 words) and as an audio presentation (max 3 min).

   A CV of no more than two pages.

   Work samples (if applicable).

   Personal photo in colour.

Interested applicants can access the online application form in Arabic here.

Source: Music in Africa