The Arab British Centre Award for Culture 2019

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WINNERS OF THE ARAB BRITISH CENTRE AWARD FOR CULTURE ANNOUNCED AS NADINE KAADAN AND MARSM!

The Arab British Centre Award for Culture is a biennial prize that celebrates those who have significantly contributed to the dissemination of Arab arts and culture and furthered dialogue and understanding of the Arab world in the United Kingdom. The prize was established in 2008 for the purpose of raising awareness of contemporary Arab culture in the UK and to give financial support to individuals and organisations at a crucial stage of their career.  The Award has previously been granted to Saqi Books, Zaytoun, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, Al Jazeera English, playwrights Hassan Abdul Razak and Hannah Khalil, and Arts Canteen.

A bespoke trophy as well as a cash prize of £2500 and a British Council travel grant of £1500 will be awarded to the winner of each category during the Award Ceremony reception on 26 September 2019. A further British Council travel grant of £1000 will be awarded to a runner up in each category. The Award for Culture is supported by the British Council and Council for Arab Ambassadors.

 

Press Release – Nadine Kaadan and MARSM win the Arab British Centre Award for Culture

Shortlisted Individuals

Esther Manito

Comedian

Juliana Yazbeck

Musician

Nadine Kaadan

Children's Author and Illustrator

Samar Ziadat

Curator

Shortlisted Organisations

The Barakat Trust

Islamic Arts and Culture Preservation

Comma Press

Publisher

MARSM

Events Producer

Sarha Collective

Artist Collective

The Arab British Centre Award for Culture is a biennial prize that celebrates those who have significantly contributed to the dissemination of Arab arts and culture and furthered dialogue and understanding of the Arab world in the United Kingdom.

The award series was established in 2008 for the purpose of raising awareness of contemporary Arab culture in the UK and to give financial support to individuals and organisations in the early/mid-stages of their career.  The Award for Culture is a successor to the Arab British Culture & Society Award, which ran for four years between 2008 & 2011 and celebrated organisations which had made a considerable impact on the British public’s understanding of the life, society and culture of the Arab world. Winners of that prize were Al Saqi Books, Zaytoun, Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival and Al Jazeera English. In 2013 the first Arab British Centre Award for Culture was presented to the London-based, Iraqi playwright, Hassan Abdul Razaq, whose plays address issues in the Arab world. In 2015, the Award grew to honour both an individual and an organisation, with playwright Hannah Khalil and arts and music events producer Arts Canteen taking the respective prizes.

The judging panel will consider the following criteria when selecting the winner for the AWARD FOR CULTURE 2019

  • EDUCATION Has the individual’s work made a constructive contribution to British understanding of Arab culture?
  • QUALITY Is the individual’s work be considered original, insightful and honest?
  • IMPACT What is the impact of the individual’s work on British audiences?
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT What effect would winning the Award have on the individual?

 

The awards are open for individuals or organisations who have made a significant contribution to the dissemination of Arab arts and culture and furthered dialogue and understanding of the Arab world in the United Kingdom, with the exception of:

    • A previous winner of The Arab British Centre Award for Culture and Society
  • The candidate’s work must be accessible to the British public and must have been executed or delivered in the UK within the past 2 years.
  • Candidates must be self-nominated. If there’s an organisation or artist that you want to be considered, please encourage them to apply!
  • Previously shortlisted or nominated candidates can be considered
  • Organisations submitting an application will have to provide proof of articles of association (charity, foundation, company etc). Two reference letters must also be submitted with all applications.
  • Eligible applications must be submitted via the Arab British Centre application form
  • Applications submitted after midnight on 19 May 2019 will not be considered

 

Winners

£2,500 cash prize

£1,500 British Council Travel Grant and facilitated professional introductions in one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Tunisia or Qatar.

Please read the terms and conditions of the prize carefully before submission. The prize winner must conduct any travel related to the prize before 31 March 2020.

Runners Up

£1,000 British Council Travel Grant and facilitated professional introductions in one of the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, Tunisia or Qatar.

Please read the terms and conditions of the prize carefully before submission. The prize winner must conduct any travel related to the prize before 31 March 2020.

  • Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of The Arab British Centre, and previous winners of The Arab British Centre Award for Culture and Society and The Arab British Centre Award for Culture.
  • The entrant(s) must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required.
  • Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification.
  • Entries that are, illegible, indecipherable, incomplete or false, will not be valid and deemed void. Entries submitted after midnight on 19 May will not be considered.
  • All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost due to computer error. The Arab British Centre strongly advises candidates save their application in a separate document before submitting. If you do not receive an automated email confirming your submission, please contact The Arab British Centre on info@arabbritishcentre.org.uk.
  • The Arab British Centre reserves the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the award.
  • The Arab British Centre Award for Culture may be modified or withdrawn at any time.
  • The winners will be shortlisted by an appointed steering committee and selected by a panel of up to eight judges. The decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision.
  • The Award for Culture winners will be announced at The Arab British Centre reception 26 September at a central London location. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend. If the shortlisted entrant can not attend they must contact The Arab British Centre to discuss arrangements in advance.
  • The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by The Arab British Centre relating to any post-winning publicity.
  • Failure to respond to correspondence from The Arab British Centre and British Council or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.
  • The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and/or organisation.
  • In the event of a prize being unavailable, the Arab British Centre reserves the right to offer an alternative prize.
  • Award winners must liaise with The Arab British Centre and the British Council to arrange their travel itinerary to one of the following countries; Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, The United Arab Emirates, Tunisia or Qatar, The trip must take place before 31 March 2020.
  • The British Council, and where possible The Arab British Centre, will support the facilitation of local introductions to relevant organisations, institutions and individuals in country, however, the award winner will bear the responsibility of managing their own itinerary and local travel.
  • The winner(s) is (are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prize, including travel to the award ceremony and any necessary travel documents, passports and visas.
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, The Arab British Centre reserves the right to offer the award to the next eligible entrant.
  • In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material (or any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry), the details of the promotional material (and any other terms and conditions provided/referred to at the time of entry) shall prevail.

 

 

 

 

 

The Arab British Centre Award for Culture 2019

Winners: Nadine Kaadan and MARSM

The Arab British Centre Award For Culture 2017

Winners: Hannah Khalil and Arts Canteen

The Arab British Culture and Society Award 2010

Winner: Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival