Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World

Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World


Amount:Historically, the monthly stipend has been 1.800 €. Starting in March 2016, two fellowships are available in Egypt. The fellowship will last one year with an option for extension.

Applicant Type:New Faculty/New Investigator; Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional

Citizenship or Residency: Germany

Activity location:Egypt

Deadline: 15 November 2015

Since October 2005 cultural managers from Germany have been sent to institutions in the Arab world. Locations so far have included Assiut in Egypt, Marrakesh in Morocco, Tripoli in Lebanon, Aden in Yemen, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, and Aleppo in Syria. Currently, one cultural manager is active in Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia, and three cultural managers are active in the Nile Delta, Northern and Southern Upper Egypt.

For 2016, the program will offer to fellowships as cultural managers in Egypt. The fellows will organize educational and cultural projects in order to support the dialog between Germany, Europe, and the Arab world.

Robert Bosch Cultural Managers are offered fellowships and are tasked, through cultural events and other opportunities to socialize, with expanding the information on offer and supporting the dialog between Germany, Europe, and the Arab world.

The fellowship awarded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung gives fellows the opportunity to obtain further practical qualifications in international cultural management and to distinguish themselves in the area of international cultural exchange.

The work of a cultural manager varies greatly depending on the specific needs of the site. Generally, the fellow is to convey an image of contemporary Germany in the host country through innovative projects and is also to inspire the local population for German culture. As the guest of a cultural institution in the Arab world, he or she promotes international relations by helping to organize networking structures for sustainable cooperation between the host country and Germany, but also in the region. The fellow proposes cultural and educational offerings that relate to Germany. This includes organizing expositions, musical events, workshops, lectures and theater projects, but also fundraising and acquiring funds from third parties as well as media and public relations work.

The program Robert Bosch Cultural Managers in the Arab World is a cooperative endeavor of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut. As the regional institute for the Middle East and North Africa, the Goethe-Institut in Cairo supports and coordinates the cultural managers.

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