CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SHUBBAK 2013
SHUBBAK: A WINDOW ON CONTEMPORARY ARAB CULTURE RETURNS IN 2013
Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture will return from 22 June – 6 July 2013.
First launched by the Mayor of London in July 2011, Shubbak (meaning ‘window’ in Arabic) is now set to become a biennial event. The 2013 Shubbak festival will once again offer an unprecedented programme of cultural events at some of London’s most important arts venues, highlighting the diversity and innovation of Arab artistic expression today.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said of the first festival: “At a time of immense change, Shubbak is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen relations between artists and also gives Londoners, visitors, and the local Arab community a chance to better understand the richness of contemporary Arab culture and ideas. As the most cosmopolitan capital in the world, London is the ideal city to host this festival and I wish it every success in future years.”
The first Shubbak festival worked with more than 50 key cultural partners, including the Arab British Centre, The Barbican, The British Museum, ICA, The Mosaic Rooms, The Serpentine, Tate
over 100 Arab artists participating in more than 70 events.
Be Part of the Festival Programme
The Shubbak programme is being developed and the Shubbak board is interested in hearing Arab or British Arab artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, architects that may have ideas for participation. Contact should the first instance with Acting Festival Director Sue Davies. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2011 festival included a concert Egyptian folk group El Tanbura at The Barbican Centre; performing at the Young Vic and Wael Shawky at the Delfina Foundation.
The board of Shubbak is also seeking to engage an Artistic Director to oversee and implement the festival programme in 2013. Contact Acting Festival Director, Sue Davies on details shown above for a full job description. Closing date is Friday 29 June 2012. Click here to download more information.