Moving On / New Begining

Life is change. Change is natural. Change comes on cycles. Every cycle, has a start, a peak and an end. 
Mahatat for contemporary art collective had a magnificent life cycle: beautiful moments, great projects, and wonderful people who engaged with its art joined its team and collaborate with during the last 8 years.
Now it is the time for the Cycle to end.  It is not sad news. It is life!

You can still access Mahatat archive and past projects here:
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about

Mahatat for contemporary art is a Cairo-based social and cultural enterprise founded in 2011.

Mahatat works to make art accessible and decentralized all over Egypt,

Mahatat aims at unleashing inspiration and creativity, spreading joy and entertainment amongst the audience, and expanding the pool of professional artists working on the circus and outdoor art disciplines.

Mahatat works as producers, curators, consultants, and facilitators, offering an entertaining, and spectacular artistic experiences!

Mahatat in numbers:

54,000 audiences, 

504  artists (international, local and emerging)

34 Projects performances in public spaces and streets

55 locations

54 Partners

8 publications of toolkits

Shaware3na Documentation

This publication is the documentation of the art in public space project Shaware3na that was presented by Mahatat for contemporary art from January to June 2012 in Cairo and Giza, Egypt. Images and short texts will give readers an idea about the different projects that took place under the umbrella of Shaware3na. Inside the magazine will be found a small newspaper, which is the outcome of an open space conference on the topic “Accessibility of art in Egypt through art in public space and community art”. The conference concluded Shaware3na while hoping to initiate new projects, reflections, and connections.

Face to Face Toolkit and Curriculum

This publication includes, a documentation of a pilot training and learning program took place Ismailia by the end of 2017. as well as a curriculum and incubation program for the emerging artists and practitioners who want to develop their practices in the public space and community art projects.

ART IN THE PUBLIC SPACE IN THE ARAB WORLD: DYNAMICS, ACTORS AND RESOURCES

This publication follows on the very first journey of Circostrada to Egypt, which took place between Cairo and Alexandria in April 2017, with the aim of meeting two new members settled in the region: Mahatat for Contemporary Art and I-Act. This experience offered, among other things, a privileged space for dialogue and reflection on the state and shape of artistic creation in Egypt, as well as a valuable insight into the local cultural scene and its actors, in the context of a Co-writing lab hosted and led by Mahatat. This gathering laid the foundations of a new cycle of meetings introduced by the network entitled KAHWA, which will focus on the artistic creation in the Mediterranean region and which will be dedicated to professionals working in the public space.

Access to Art toolkit

The Access to Arts project is the landmark achievement of Mahatat for Contemporary Art supported by Drosos Foundation from 2014 to 2017. Mahatat is the only company that is established to promote art in public spaces and focuses on art inclusion and availability to the Egyptian citizen.  For this project, Mahatat implemented activities in exposing citizens to art through nine Art of Transit tours in four governorates (Cairo, Damietta, Port Said, Mansoura) and six Art Stations in two communities within greater Cairo.  In addition, Mahatat designed and delivered six learning workshops to emerging artists and amateurs in Damietta, Port Said, and Ismailia. 

This toolkit is one of the final outcomes of the project.  It presents a guideline for practitioners and art producers interested in planning and implementing public art interventions.  It is organized around the three components of the project: Art of Transit focuses on organizing art tours in several locations at a time, the Art Stations focus on encouraging community members participation in artistic activity, through learning, practicing and displaying their artwork in the public realm.  The Face to Face is the learning component for emerging artists, focusing on improving their technical artistic skills, and their ability to perform.

The cross-cutting activities that are relevant for all types of intervention are presented at the end of this toolkit.

origami workshop and public display

Mahatat for Contemporary Art organized the Origami workshop in cooperation with The Research and Documentation Center of the Child’s literature in Manial and Kayan Foundation for Arts, in the eighbourhood of Manial starting 17 September until 21 September.

The workshop aimed at providing children between the age of 10-15 the art of paper folding in addition the art of storytelling.  At the end of the workshop, the products were displayed in the public spaces in the Manial neighbourhood in a way that allows the participation of children within the community. We decorated on the trees and on the walls of the center.

communal mosaic

As part of the “Farah el-Bahr” festival organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation, a huge mosaic was collectively created outside the Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria. Around 500 people took part in the five coloring stations set up by Mahatat team in different neighborhoods in Alexandria, including in front of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the tram stations Boukly and Mahatat Masr, and Midan Mansheya.

Two artists, Sarah Hany and Dahlia Refaat, actively participated in the project, which encouraged dialogue and collective work between passersby and the artists involved.

Passersby were invited to color on cardboard and the pieces were assembled to create a mosaic imagining “the other side of the sea”. The mosaic was used to promote the festival, which was attended by around 2000 people.

Partners:

Sarah Hany, Dahlia Refaat

Partners:

Anna Lindh Foundation , Goethe Institute in Alexandria

city shadows

City Shadows: a toolkit on how to transform abandoned spaces through the arts


Villa Fernand on Abdel Salam Aref street stands amongst Port Said’s neglected cultural heritage. The building behind Villa Fernand was a colorful old building that is now in the process of demolition. An open and empty space behind these two structures stood idle and unused with the exception of hosting trash. This was the space chosen for the City Shadows event, part of a creative action research with the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) to explore the ways abandoned spaces in cities can be revived through art. In a short time-frame, this discreetly hidden space in Port Said was cleaned-up, revamped and transformed. The exhibition revolved around Port Said’s popular culture and how the citizens are entangled in their city’s heritage and history. With the support of Artistic Consultant Rana El Nemr, curator and visual artist Nadia Mounier brought the space back to life through old and new photos, video installations and collectibles from Port Said. Audiences were invited in and free to move around as they wish, slowly discovering items such as the paper crafts by artist Nervan Talha. Curators and musicians Nancy Mounir and Omar Mostafa flooded the space with experimental music tracks that faintly spread to the neighbouring streets. For many of the over 300 Port Said residents that attended, it was their first time to hear that Villa Fernand even existed. As a lead up to the event, the group from Port Said Ala Adeemo designed walking and bike tours around the city to take people around significant cultural and historical places including those that have been abandoned.

This event was developed to support in the creation of a Do-it-Yourself toolkit on how to revive abandoned spaces and redirect their use towards artistic learning and expression, developed by Shaimaa Atef. The research has been supported by the European Cultural Foundation and was initiated during the 2015 Idea Camp. The event is developed in partnership with the Drosos Foundation under the umbrella of the Access to Arts/Shababeek program with Mahatat for contemporary art.

Check out the toolkit here: https://issuu.com/mahatat/docs/toolkit_en._final_issuu

Artists

Rana El Nemr (Artistic Consultant), Nadia Mounir (Visual Artist & Curator), Nancy Mounir (Musician), Omar Moustafa (Musician), Nirvan Taha (Origami artist)

Project Partners

Drosos FoundationEuropean Cultural Foundation (ECF)

circ’us

Social circus is an innovative artistic intervention based on the circus arts. It is considered an effective catalyst for creating social change as it helps marginalized individuals assume their place within a community and enrich that community with their talents.

Based on this motivation, the Circ’Us project was born. Mahatat (Egypt) and the Drosos Foundation joined the French Institute in Egypt, Goethe Institute in Cairo and Robert Bosch Foundation and Vuesch Association (Germany) and Nomadways (France) to organize a circus residency and street art tour in the Nile Delta Region in Egypt. From 27 September to 19 October, Circ’Us brought together 20 French, German and Egyptian circus and street artists, specialized in social circus, street theatre, acrobat, or physical theatre to develop workshops and performances across 10 cities in Egypt.

The Circ’Us project mobilizes a large network of Egyptian governmental and civil society organizations, the project is implemented in partnership with: Alliance Francaise du Port Said, Public Library of Port Said, Damanhour Public Library , Eish lel Nas associations, Rabi3 and i-Act (International Association for Creation & Training) in addition to Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School and the El-Genaina theater.

The 10-day residency based in Port Said allowed the participants to develop and implement a show together for the tour. The training component offered introductory workshops in circus arts to the children and youth of Port Said and training sessions for youth circus artists in all tour locations with 440 participants – mostly youth.
The tour took place with a total audience of 6160 people, Port Said, Damietta, Farascour, Mansoura, Kafr Bhot, Abo Mangoug, Damanhour, Alexandria and Cairo.

Artists

A group of 20 Artists (5 French – 5 german – 10 egyptian) led by the Artistic Direction of Nomadways

Project Partners

Drosos FoundationInstitute Francais d’Egypt, Goethe Institute in Cairo, Robert Bosch FoundationNomadways and VUESCH

dance in transit

“What better than our own streets and alleys to sense and get a feel of where we’re at. Behaviour, commentary, attitude and the resulting dynamics, are nothing but a reflection on the current state of affairs we’ve reached, where and how we relate to each other or not, says it all. Bringing people together and have them play ball, can be very revealing…”, says Artistic Director and Choreographer Karima Mansour regarding the motivation behind the ‘Dance in Transit’ performance.

Mahatat for contemporary art approached Mansour and her students at the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center (CCDC) to create a dance performance specifically to tour the streets of Egypt. The result is a charged, magnetic and expressive display choreographed by Karima Mansour in collaboration with dancers and performers Nermine Habib, Ibrahim Abdou and Shady Abdel Rahman. The performance cleverly touches upon issues of public space, the intrusiveness of society, and sexual harassment through movement, music and speech in the current vernacular. Feedback from audiences following the tour, estimated at over 2000 people across four Delta cities, reflects that this performance mirrors the country’s day-to-day realities and invites viewers to question their own forms of behavior.

Artists

Cairo Contemporary Dance Center (CCDC), Karima Mansour (Artistic Director & Choreographer), Nermine Habib (Contemporary Dancer), Ibrahim Abdou (Contemporary Dancer), Shady Abdel Rahman (Contemporary Dancer)

Project Partners

Drosos Foundation, British Council in Egypt

marching band and street puppets

As part of our mission to decentralize the arts, we took performances to the cities of Cairo, Damietta, Mansoura,and Port Said – across the Delta region, for the first time. Together with the cheerful and engaging Abou Kareem Marching Band (Oscarisma Studio), and the magnificent giant El Kosha Puppets, we wandered and performed throughout various neighborhoods in each city. This performances brough smiles to passersby and demonstrated the beauty of art in the streets. When they reached their final destinations, they performed for large audiences of nearly 2915 people across six locations.

Artists

Abou Kareem Marching Band (Oscarisma Studio): Ahmed Nagdy (Oscar), Ashraf Ousha, Mohamed Bondok, Shady Maher, Ossamo Ousso, Islam Magdy (Simba), Helal Al Hakemy
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El Kosha Puppets: Nasseif Azmy, Yousif Bagato, Mahmoud Nabih, Islam El-Sharqawy, Hani Homos

Project Partners

Drosos Foundation

opera on balconies

On a gentle winter night in the city of Mansoura in Egypt, bystanders suddenly stopped in their tracks and looked up. To their surprise, the view was of an opera singer magically emerging from the second floor of the abandoned palace “Al Ahmar”, transformed into a fairy tale-like estate. The appearance of the singer was part of a site specific performance organized by Mahatat for contemporary art in collaboration with Teatro for Independent Theater to spread classical music and opera singing across Egypt.

The appearance of the singer was part of a site specific performance organized by Mahatat for contemporary art in collaboration with Teatro for Independent Theater to spread classical music and opera singing across Egypt. The Opera on Balconies performance toured four cities in the Delta region, making its way to the capital Cairo. Eager to prepare the show, theatre director Omar El Motaz and the Mahatat team toured the northern part of Egypt in search of the perfect balcony to host it. The result was one of Mahatat’s most unique and powerful productions to date – classical music and opera from the unique position of balconies to over 1700 people. Passersby heard the music ranging from tunes of lovable shows to classical sounds, providing a pleasant distraction from everyday routines. The engaged response also proves that this type of music should not be limited to the confines of exclusive theatre halls and ticketed events.

Artists

Teatro Independent Theatre– Omar El mo’taz bellah

Project Partners

Drosos Foundation

scheherazade outside halls

During this tour, Mahatat recalled the recent memory of the Opera on Balconies performances – but this time with a different type of music.  The Awtar Quartet band was transported from the confines of opera halls to the streets of Damietta and Mansoura. Similar to Opera on Balconies, the idea was to take this type of art to a platform not customary and traditional to it. Traveling across the Delta, 4 artists with their 3 violins and a cello managed to play classical music to around 700 passersby in the street. The crowds reacted happily and were responsive to the traditional street music – which usually means no microphones or speakers. As the title suggests, ‘scheherazade’ classical music was performed and meant to offer a moment for people to forget their day-to-day worries, and instead, enjoy a fun and intimate moment with the musicians and their neighbours.

Artists

Awtar Quartet: Essam Abd Al-Hameed, Khaled Saleh, Mohammed Abd Al-Fattah, Yasser Ghonem

Project Partners

Drosos Foundation

coloring stations

In 2012, together with artists Mahatat implemented the participatory public art ‘Communal Mosaic’ as part of the ‘Farah al Bahr’ festival organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation to celebrate cultural diversity. Based on the success of this program, Mahatat again approached Alexandrian artist Dahlia Refaat to bring the mosaic to the neighborhood of El Manial in Cairo. This program was the third collaboration between Mahatat and the governmental entity the Research and Documentation Center for Children’s Literature (RDCCL).

Through the artistic direction of Refaat, tables were set up in different areas of El Manial over the course of four days. The tables were designed to be pop-up and temporal stations with tubes of different coloured paint, paintbrushes and coloured papers for passersby to transit through. The 330 participants, composed of mostly children, were asked to focus on colouring and not drawing – creating a more inclusive activity. The coloured cards were then joined together to create a large Mosaic to be left as a street installation.

Trainers

Dahlia Refaat

Project Partners

Drosos Foundation

street storytelling workshop

Mahatat offered a storytelling workshops for 9 women and a man, a man that wanted to tell the world the story of his moustache. The workshop concluded with a chain of storytelling performances in Port Said’s streets. Led by El Warsha Theater Troupe members, the Director Shady Atef and writer Ahmed Shoukry worked on improving the participant’s storytelling performance through technical skills development in different disciplines. By the end of the workshop, artists became able to collectively find new ways to communicate with the public and create a different reality through their storytelling performance. As a whole, this experience engaged over 260 passersby from Port Said with the artists as storytelling requires a live audience – unlike written stories, which are read far from the writer.

Trainers

Shady Atef, Ahmad Shoukry

Project Partners

Drosos Foundation

puppet making workshop

This particular puppet workshop was designed for public school teachers at the Research and Documentation Center for Children’s Literature in El Manial, Cairo. 18 female Kindergarten teachers from 18 different public schools were led through this training of trainers by El Kosha Puppet Troupe, led by Nassif Azmy. The main pedagogic content of the training involved the creation of hand-made puppets and how to present them. To conclude the four-day workshop, the puppets were displayed at the centre and El Kosha entertained 50 participants with a public puppet show.

Trainers

El Kosha Troupe (Nassif Azmy)

Project Partners

Drosos Foundation

improvisation theatre workshop

The Improvisation Theatre Workshop took place at the Faraskour Cultural Palace. The sessions were held over 10 consecutive days for emerging actors and dramaturges. Participants learned the basics of improvisation, innovation, interaction, developing their imagination, strengthening realism in their performances and spontaneity. A presentation was performed at the Faraskour Cultural Palace before an audience and critics from the city.

Trainers

Laila Soliman, Sherine Hegazy

Project Partners

Drosos Foundation

people & heritage

Much like private and public spaces, urban myth and urban reality often converge. Abu El Hassan street is one of the oldest in Port Said, and on the 13th of October its residents kindly allowed us to perform from their balconies and streets. The performance begins at a home in the Arab quarters, where the dream-like lighting and moving shadows give us a sneak peak into the intimacy of family homes. A man appears out of the curtains and tells us he has just woken up from a dream – and is not sure whether he is still in one. His stories are amplified by the woman playing violin from the opposite building, as he explains that he sees demolished buildings, surprised to later discover that this is Port Said. We are then guided through the people that he met on his way – characters familiar to Port Said’s history but only recorded through oral narrative. Soon afterwards, baskets fall from the building, as a large part of Egyptian and particularly Port Saidi culture it is as a tool to send and receive different things into the home without having to leave or enter. The audiences are then presented with these baskets filled with photos and hangers. An immediate link is made between the rope surrounding the building and the photos that are to be hung. These photos have been gathered from the cities past and present, allowing for a temporary gallery before they are offered to the audience to take home. As part of the People and Heritage event taking place around Egypt, Port Said ala Adeemo and Mahatat joined together to present this theme in public space to over 250 people in the street.

Artists

Amira Adel (Violin), Mahmoud Eissa (Writer/storyteller), Mohamed Kamal Mohamed (Photographer/archivist), Mayar El-Tuhamy (Poet), Muayad Mahmoud (Guitarist), Mohamed Adly (Electric Guitarist), Ali Elbahrawy (Violinist), Farida Hammad (Artistic Director)

Project Partners

Port Said Ala Adeemo

disrupt for performing arts

Disrupt for Performing Arts was a three-day ideathon in Cairo between April 8 – 10 designed by by Hivos International, Mideast Creatives, Dutch Culture and organised by Mahatat for contemporary art. The workshop and competition for young enthusiastic thinkers and performing artists aim to support innovative ideas and entrepreneurs in the field of performing arts towards financial and managerial self-sustainability. Over 12 troupes from all over Egypt, from Cairo, Alexandria, Menia, Aswan, Mallawy, Menya Damanhour and Sohag, were invited to develop their creative ideas to a business model. Throughout the training, they were given access to feedback and training from key facilitators, mentors and judges.

During the closing ceremony, the participants pitched their ideas in front of three Jury members, experts in the field: Karima Mansour, Choreographer and Managing Director of the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center (CCDC), Cathy Costain the Head of Programmes for Arts at the British Council in Cairo and Mohamed Hassanien Theater Director and Founder of Kayan for Cultural development. At the end of the event, three projects have would leave with prizes, at first place was the Robabikia theater group, that have been producing theatrical performances and short movies. In second place was Grounded, an organization based in Cairo using dance and art for therapy around Egypt. In third place was the Oscarisma Troupe, founded in 2009 it is a marching band from Cairo that deliver performances for the public and commercially. This event was hosted at Designopia, a co-working space in Cairo with the final event at the Swiss Club.

Project Partners

Hivos International, Mideast Creatives, DutchCulture

the play cave

An 11-day workshop was implemented with the children from Ezbet Khairallah, led by three artists working with up-cycling material. An art installation in public space with several up-cycled functional products, which was installed and later put on display in a public area in the neighbourhood. During the preparation phase, 15 young volunteers aged between 19-25 were chosen by the NGOs to receive an orientation session from Mahatat on cultural management, up-cycling, community art and art in public space so that they can continue long after the project ends. The workshops final products were an art installation, four benches, garbage bins, cartoon figures and an iron & wooden men all made from the upcycled material available in the neighborhood.

Artists

  • Hatem Mousa
  • Amir Abdelghany
  • Mohamed Hassan Darwish
  • Videographer: Omar Manjouneh.

Partners

tales’ nights

A 5-day tour as a part of our Art of Transit project which features tours by performing artists and musicians through different decentralized cities in Egypt. The tour of a storytelling performance of the “Kalila & Dimna” stories, was accompanied by music and light design in the form of a contemporary performance during 10-15 June in Ramadan of 2017
“Kalila & Dimna” as a cultural heritage is one of the most ancient and important books in the Arabic literature. It is called Kalila and Dimna, after the two jackals who are the main characters. The book was written mainly for the instruction of civil citizens through simple and meaningful fairytale situations.

Artists

  • Writer: Hussam Hilali.
  • Preparation & Storytellers: Ahmed Shokry – Naglaa Younes
  • Violin: Naglaa Younes
  • Light design: Omar Madkour

Partners

Marketing and Communications Officer

Since its establishment in 2011, Mahatat for contemporary art has unleashed inspiration and creativity, spread joy and entertainment amongst audiences, artists and the participants of our activities.

    We offer unique artistic experiences by organizing performances in public spaces and streets. We decentralize the arts by working in the Delta Region as well as Cairo.

We also share knowledge and learning experiences related to art in public space and participatory art through the development of open source publications and workshops targeting emerging art operators and entrepreneurs.

    For the upcoming period, we are seeking a strong team player to join our small team and work in a very challenging yet exciting field.

The right candidate needs to be a passionate advocator for the arts to find commonality in order to spread a culture of decentralized and accessible public art and community art in Egypt through timely, accurate and inviting bilingual (AR/EN) communication and engagement.

The new member will work collectively and closely with the managing Director and the executive producer to bbalance Mahatat’s mission and voice together with marketing and outreach mechanisms that support the organization’s financial independence.

    S/he needs to brand, promote and sell Mahatat’s various products and productions to different stakeholders.

Key Qualifications:

  • – A strong belief in art as a tool for social change and wellbeing
  • – Previous experience in social media management, marketing and strategy
  • – Strong interpersonal skills and independence
  • – Strong managerial skills
  • – Excellent written and oral communication skills in both language Arabic and English.
  • – Photo and video editing skills or photography are a plus
  • – Knowledge of WordPress is a plus
  • – Ability to work in a collaborative environment

Key Deliverables

– Management of online social media channels– Build a relationship with the public that is constant, participatory and inviting through social media and other mediums– Represent Mahatat in an accurate, creative and engaging manner in public and private events.– Develop and maintain relevant documentation by Archiving, updating and sharing the content of our work through multimedia forms especially for Face to face project and stop_by_mahatat event.– Reaching out to diverse audiences online and offline to take part in content production.– Market mahatat products and services to people, platforms and organizations to increase outreach.– Work internally and with freelancers to develop innovative, representative and engaging multimedia content.– Work on mahatat website to be friendly use updated in two languages– Reach mahatat monthly revenue target based on specific KPIs.– Creating the image of Mahatat as experts in art in public space and community art, primarily through knowledge sharing and production.– Representing our partners by ensuring that each partner and/or artist is given credit according to their branding guidelines and regulations.– Manage mahatat publications preparation, launching and marketing.

Benefits:

      • – Exposure to the national and international art, culture and creative entrepreneurship sector
      • – National, regional and international travel
      • – Contract and remuneration negotiable, based on experience
      • – Probation period of 3 months

 

Please send us your updated CV, and a short motivation letter (1 page maximum) to admin@mahatatcollective.com

      • with subject (Marketing & Communications Officer)

Deadline for applications:  Wednesday, June, 20, 2018, at 12pm.

Ruud Gielens

Ruud Gielens was born in 1977 in Belgium and studied theatre directing at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema, and Sound in Brussels. After graduation, the versatile artist was active in various fields of the performing arts. He designed stage sets and lighting designs, realized short films and worked as a video-artist and directed and acted at several Belgian and international Theatres.

His strong interest in social issues leads him to realize a variety of politically motivated projects that always spring from impulsive promptings, political and artistic emergencies, interventions and debates.

With Mourade Zeguendi, Chokri and Zouhaïr Ben Chikha he founded the company Union Suspecte and directed amongst others: 41 Rue de la limite, L’Hafa, Notre Dame de Flandre, We people and Back To School.

His other directorial works include Koltès’: Battles with Dogs and Negro’s at Theatre Antigone and also Peter Handke’s Die Stunde da wir nichts von einander wussten at the Kaaitheater. He also directed the opera’s Samson and Platée at Music Theatre Transparent in Antwerp.

As an actor, he played amongst others in Luk Percevals’: L. King of Pain, Turista, and Death of a Salesman. At the Berlin Schaubuehne, he starred in Thomas Ostermeier’s staging of the Woyzeck. At the German National Theater Weimar, he played Richard III under Thomas Thieme’s direction.

From 2005 to 2010 he was part of the ensemble of the KVS in Brussels. As a house director, he staged amongst others: Liberté, Egalité, Sexualité, Singhet ende Weset, Kroum, Revue and Biedermann und die Brandstiffter; as an actor, he starred at the KVS in Litanie and King Lear.
He also starred in several Belgian and international movies and television series including Vermist, De Keyser van de Smaak, Soeur Sourire and Les Barons.

In 2011 he created the performance Lessons in Revolting together with his partner Laila Soliman. Since 2011 he lives and works part of his time in Egypt where he stages different performances, festivals, and projects. With his production company SHISH he produces the performances No Time for Art and Hawa El Horreya, both directed by Laila Soliman.

In 2014 he directed the musical play Kein schöner Land at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin. He also regularly works in Berlin at the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse where he amongst other created the projects Revolution in X-Berg and Global Duty.

He is also part of the directorial team at the theatre school Rits in Brussels, where he teaches mainly to young and aspiring theatre directors.

 

El-Ezba Theatre

Masrah El Ezba (El-Ezba Theatre) is an art, architecture and performance-based project that incorporates the skills and materials of the craftsmanships-rich community of Ezbet Khairallah. The resulting artwork gives off an iconic presence but also catalyzes neighborhood-bound performance and entertainment activities in an intimate open-air theatre setting of 40-50 audience capacity.

Located on top of one of Cairo’s very few hills, the informal neighborhood of Ezbet Khairallah is structurally and topographically unique. The densely entangled community envelops its bustled activities tightly. The spot chosen for the project, on the edge of the hill, is one that exposes rather than conceals. The 95 m2 arena with a stage establishes a strong visual connection with a non-linear skyline, looking into Cairo’s North and West directions. It overlooks high-rise buildings at various distances and segments of The Ring Road, which connects the capitals’ widespread zones to each other, and to the new extended settlements of the big Megalopolis.

Artists

  • Artist: Huda Lutfi
  • Theatre Director: Omar El-moataz bel’lah
  • Artist: Rana ElNemr
  • Architect: Samir El Kordy

Partners

Batool El Hennawy

Batool El Hennawy is currently our researcher and content developer. She is currently completing her degree in Fine Arts at Helwan University, Egypt. She has been working in the realm of critical pedagogy and creative practice for the past three years. She is interested in the transnational dimension of education and social justice, with a particular focus on collective learning and storytelling as a pedagogical form.

فرصة للتطوع مع سفراء محطات – الإسماعيلية

تعمل محطات على الاستعانة بعدد من المتطوعين/السفراء في كل المناطق الجغرافية التي تعمل بها في مصر. تبحث “محطات” حاليا عن عدد من المتطوعين/السفراء المتمتعين بمهارات متعددة للانضمام لفريق العمل القائم على تنفيذ مشروعات محطات الفنية.

 

المنطقة الجغرافية:

محافظة الإسماعيلية.

 

الهدف من التطوع:

المشاركة في تنظيم الفعاليات الفنية في الأماكن العامة، ورش عمل فنية و إدارية للفنانين و الشباب، ورش عمل إبداعية للمواطنين.

نبحث خصوصا عن متطوعين للقيام بتنظيم و تيسير ورشة الإقامة بمدينة الإسماعيلية لعدد من الفنانين الناشئين و المشتغلين بالإدارة الفنية والثقافية.

الورشة جزء من مشروع “وجها لوجه” و هو مشروع فني يهدف لبناء قدرات الفنانين الناشئين و تمكينهم، وهو  جزءًا من برنامج “شبابيك/ إتاحة الفن”  بالشراكة مع مؤسسة دروسوس والمركز الثقافي البريطاني. و سوف يتم عرض نتاج الورشة في عدد من شوارع واماكن الإسماعيلية العامة بالشكل الذي يسمح بمشاركة المجتمع في هذا الحدث.

 

الجدول الزمني:

سوف يتم تنظيم زيارات ميدانية للإسماعيلية في نوفمبر 2017. و تبدأ ورشة العمل المغلقة مع بداية  ديسمبر وتنتهي بنهاية الشهر 2017.

 

عن من نبحث:

محطات تبحث عن طلبة او حديثى التخرج لديه/ا القدرة على:

العمل كجزء من فريق.

التواصل بشكل فعال.

إدارة الوقت بشكل مثمر.

إتقان اللغة العربية (إتقان الإنجليزية تعد إضافة).

الاهتمام بالعمل الميدانى و خصوصا الفنون المجتمعية.

العمل اللوجستي (المشتريات للادوات، البريك، تنظيم أماكن العمل ..الخ).

إدارة المشروعات والمبادرات المجتمعية.

 

عن برنامج “سفراء محطات”:

المهام العامة لمتطوعي/سفراء محطات: 

توصيل خطابات أخطار للحي/قسم الشرطة ومديرية الأمن.

متابعة حالة الخطابات مع الجهات الحكومية.

مشاركة فريق محطات في البحث الميداني الخاص باختيار أماكن العروض الفنية.

نقطة الاتصال الأساسية بين المجتمع المحلى و فريق محطات.

المساعدة في توزيع المطبوعات قبل و خلال العروض وورش العمل.

القيام بالحجوزات و المساعدة في التحضير الخاص بورش العمل.

أفضليات التطوع مع محطات:

تمنح محطات للمتطوع عدد من الوثائق التي توثق فترة و خبرة تطوعه (شهادة تطوع – خطاب توصية).

يكتسب المتطوع عدد من الخبرات أثناء فترة تطوعه (خبرة عمل – خبرة تحضير و تنفيذ العروض و ورش العمل الفنية – خبرة في المشاركة المجتمعية).

يمنح المتطوع فرصة التواصل المباشر مع العاملين بالمجال الفني و الثقافي.

يستعيض المتطوع أي مصروفات انتقال او مكالمات.

 

 

للتقديم يرجى ملئ الاستمارة الآتية وسوف نتواصل معكم بعد غلق باب التقدم

https://goo.gl/forms/QWjRD6idKT4Q4Znt1

آخر موعد للتقديم 20 نوفمبر 2017.

 

فرصة للفنانين المهتمين بفنون الشارع في الإسماعيلية | ورش عمل فنية ولقاء مع المشاركين

تدعوكم محطات للفن المعاصر بالتعاون مع مكعب لحضور جلسة تعريفية ببرنامج وجها لوجه للتعرف على البرنامج الذي يستهدف الفنانين المهتمين بفنون الشارع من مختلف المجالات ويعمل على تنمية وتطوير مهاراتهم الفنية والابداعية ويدعم ممارساتهم للفنون.
سيكون اللقاء يوم السبت الموافق 18 نوفمبر الساعة السادسة مساءاً بمقر مكعب – وسيتم خلاله التعريف بالبرنامج والتعرف على المشاركين واختيارهم. 

 

برنامج “وجها لوجه”: ورش و إقامة فنية:


فرصة للممثلين والمخرجين والموسيقيين و كتـّاب السيناريو و المنسقين الثقافيين و مصممي الإضاءة و مهندسي الصوت اليافعين  للالتحاق ببرنامج فني تعليمي  متعدد المجالات  لمدة 3 أسابيع من 8 الى 28 ديسمبر 2017 بمدينة الإسماعيلية.
وذلك ضمن إطار مشروع “وجهاً لوجه” لتنمية المهارات الإبداعية والفنية للشباب و هو جزء من برنامج شبابيك/إتاحة الفن بالشراكة مع مؤسسة دروسوس والمركز الثقافي البريطاني.

وصف البرنامج:


يقدم المختبر مساحة تجريبية للفنانين و المنسقين الثقافيين اليافعين خاصة من سبق لهم العمل فى الأماكن العامة.
الهدف الأساسي من البرنامج تنمية المهارات الفنية فى تخصصات مختلفة و كذلك تنمية المهارات الإدارية و تشجيع المشاركين على العمل فى الأماكن العامة  وخلق بيئة متوازنة للفنانين والمدراء الثقافيين.
من خلال البرنامج، سيتمكن المشاركون من إيجاد طرق جديدة للتواصل مع الجمهور، و صناعة واقع جديد من الخبرات المُجمعة يُبدّل المدينة لفترة قصيرة. يُختتم البرنامج بعرض نتاج فني بأحد الأماكن العامة  بمدينة الإسماعيلية المميزة الطابع.

 

ينقسم البرنامج إلى 4 أجزاء:

 

1) محتوى فني في مجالات مختلفة + نبذة عن ادارة المشروعات الثقافية وتنظيم فاعليات فى الأماكن العامة ( 8 ديسمبر-21 ديسمبر) : حيث سينضم المشاركين إلى مختبر مكثف لتطوير المهارات للفنانين والإداريين في المجال الثقافي والمشاريع الفنية  في الشارع.

2) والإقامة الفنية (22 ديسمبر): حيث سيتم من خلالها تطوير أفكار العمل لمشاريع المشاركين في الأماكن العامة بالتعاون مع عاملين في مجال الفن والثقافة.

3) زيارة ثقافية إلى القاهرة لزيارة بعض المساحات و المراكز الفنية (24 ديسمبر-27 ديسمبر): حيث نقيم زيارة للمشاركين إلى المراكز الثقافية والفنية في مدينة القاهرة.

4) ختام الورشة والمعرض (28 ديسمبر): حيث يعرض الفنانين منتجهم الذي حضروه من خلال الورشة.

مدة البرنامج:


مدة البرنامج 3 أسابيع.
مواعيد الورشة من يوم 8 ديسمبر – 28 ديسمبر ،وعلى المشاركين الالتزام  بالحضور كل أيام البرنامج.

 

لمن هذا البرنامج؟

 

1) فنانين أفراد أو مجموعات فنية (مهتمة بالإخراج، التصوير، التمثيل، كتابة السيناريو، صناعة الأفلام، الموسيقى)

2) منسقين أو عاملين بعروض الشارع

3) مهندسي صوت أو مصممين إضاءة

 

مكان التدريب:


الإسماعيلية( سيتم الإعلان عن العنوان لاحقا)

 

عن المدربين:

تدريب و اخراج: روود جايلينز
ولد “رود جيلينز” ببلجيكا عام ۱۹۷۷ ودرس الإخراج المسرحي بالأكاديمية الملكية للمسرح والسينما والصوت بمدينة بروكسل. بعد تخرجه، عمل هذا الفنان متعدد القدرات بمختلف مجالات الفنون الأدائية منها تصميم ديكورات واضاءات المسرح، كما قام بإخراج عدة أفلام قصيرة وعمل كفنان فيديو ومارس الإخراج والتمثيل في العديد من المسارح البلجيكية والعالمية. من ضمن أعماله في مجال الإخراج: “باتلز ويز دوجساند نيجروز” للكاتب الفرنسي بيرنار ماري كولتيز بمسرح آنتيجون و”دي شتونديه دا فيرنيشتس فون آينانديرفوستن” بمسرح “كايتياتر”، كما قام بإخراج العمل الأوبرالي “سامسون وبلاتيه” المسرح الموسيقي “ترانسبارانت” بمدينة أنتويرب البلجيكية. 

هذا المختبر تنظمه محطات للفن المعاصر بالتعاون مع مؤسسة دروسوس والمركز الثقافي البريطاني.

للمهتمين بالمشاركة في المختبر، عليهم ارسال طلب استمارة الالتحاق الي

رابط استمارة التقديم:

https://goo.gl/forms/J6mU1ASA5pjPU6tC3

ezz@mahatatcollective.com لمزيد من المعلومات أو للإستعلام يرجى التواصل علي 
آخر موعد للتقدم 18 نوفمبر 2017. 
علما بأن المتقدمين الذين سيتم اختيارهم عليهم دفع مبلغ رمزي 250 جنيه مصري للاشتراك لضمان الجدية

 

Abdulrahman El-Taliawi

MSc Architect

Taliawi is a Cairo-based practicing Architect and Writer. He acquired his Bachelor degree from
the school of Fine Arts in 2007 before embarking on a professional architectural career in Sinai,
New York and Milan.

He acquired his Master of Science degree in 2013 from Politecnico di Milano on the topic of
Urban Voids as Infrastructural Architecture. He is currently the Managing Architect of Tasmimat,
a Cairo-based design studio.

He is also a co-founder of Boldan, an initiative for the exploration and documentation of earthen
vernacular architecture. Taliawi’s research interests draw upon a diverse range of disciplines
and include contemporary and vernacular architecture, literary space and the architecture of the
text on which he frequently writes in his blog Becoming Taliawi.

Raghda Fawzy

Raghda has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources Management field. Her last full-time engagement was CEO HR Advisor for Nahdet Misr Publishing Group (2012 – 2016). Previously, between 2008 and 2011, she was the head of HR in Majid Al Futtaim Properties, MAF Egypt; the market leader
in shopping malls in Egypt and the Middle East. Raghda headed HR functions in several organizations like DHL Egypt; the market leader in the region in courier and shipping services, EFG-Hermes; the market leader in brokerage, corporate finance and asset management, and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D); the
world’s leading Smart Card technology & solutions provider. She then moved to consulting as Partner of the Organization Consulting Unit in Logic Management Consulting, Egypt before moving to MAF.

Throughout her long years of professional experience, Raghda demonstrated a track record of achievements, as she established and lead HR departments and ensured their efficient operations. Raghda designed and implemented Competency Frameworks that formed the basis for all the HR systems of several companies such as; Performance Management, Talent Acquisition Systems and also championed job evaluation, grading projects, and designed remuneration packages for senior managers, middle managers and regular staff following the HAY methodology.

Raghda both championed and participated in several task forces with teams from both diversified backgrounds and cultures servicing countries in the region of North Africa and the Middle East.
Raghda has championed a lot of organization development efforts throughout her career and is an expert in the subject of change management.

She lead consulting teams in organizational restructuring efforts and different organizational consulting assignments including individual management assessments and assessment centers, the setup of HR infrastructures and establishment of systems. In addition to her role in managing consulting projects and coaching consultants, Raghda was an active member in the Partner’s Steering Committee in LOGIC Management Consulting.

Raghda is a certified trainer and an experienced instructional designer. Throughout her career, she trained different tiers in organizations on managerial competence programs such as: “People Management Skills”, “Team Building” “Competency Evaluation”, “Behavioral Interviewing”, “Performance Management”, “Performance Evaluation and Assessment of Potential”, “Presentation Skills”, “Communication Skills”, “Time Management” among others.

Raghda is also experienced in managing training functions, certifying trainers and in evaluation of training interventions and other performance improvement
efforts.

Mai Ismail

is a Principal Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) covering the
Manufacturing & Services sectors. She works on providing debt and equity financing to companies, with a focus on funding growth capital for various industrial groups. Prior to EBRD, Mai was an investment banker with HC Securities and Investment in Cairo.

Between the two roles, in the interim, Mai worked for a year on promoting Egyptian arts and crafts in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as part of Le Gout de L’Orient, where she loved working with talented artists and artisans. Mai holds an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the American University in Cairo.

Dahlia Refaat

Visual artist, Curator

Born in 1979, Alexandria- Egypt.
Earned her BA from the faculty of Specific Education, Arts Education dep-Alexandria University in 2000.
In 2003, she obtained the arts education high diploma from the faculty of Arts Education-Helwan
University in Cairo.

From 2000 until present she did several studies in painting, digital photography & pinhole camera. She has participated in several local & international Exhibitions since 1997 till present time.
Among her various experiences as an artist are the coordination and curating of spaces and events, the
direction of workshops & training as well as the work in the streets. Refaat was a curator at the Jesuits
Cultural Center studio hall, Alexandria since 2010 to 2012 from 2005 to 2010 has been the artistic
coordinator for the exhibitions & arts collection units in Alexandria Bibliotheca, Alex Workshop Centre and El Dokkan space for arts & society in Alexandria.

Mohamed Ezz

Ezz is our Communication officer. He is a former student of geology he decided that his interests were more into the field of social studies. Now he is second year BA student of sociology at the University of Alexandria with an interest in cinema, culture and history. Currently, he is researching accessibility of public spaces in Cairo. Previously he has worked with several NGOs and independent projects in the field of culture and journalism tackling socio-economic topics.

Sarah El-Haddad

Sarah El-Haddad is currently our Business developer. Sarah is young Egyptian artist, traveller and marketer, graduated from AUC- Fine Arts and minor Business Administration. El-Haddad tries to mix her three fields of interest in her daily life with five-year experience in the three fields. El-Haddad strongly believes in the development of the society through Arts and always supports environmental projects, creating upcycled products from trash.

Call for Content Developer

Mahatat is Recruiting for the Love of the Arts: Content Developer

 

Since its establishment in 2011, Mahatat for contemporary art has unleashed inspiration
and creativity, spread joy and entertainment amongst audiences, artists and the
participants of our activities. We offer unique artistic experiences by organizing
performances in public spaces and streets. We decentralize the arts by working in the
Delta and Canal Regions as well as Cairo.
We also share knowledge and learning experiences related to art in public space and
participatory art through the development of open source publications and workshops
targeting emerging art operators and entrepreneurs.

For the upcoming period, we are seeking a strong team player to join our small team
and work in a very challenging yet exciting field for 5 months.

The right candidate needs to be a passionate advocator for the arts, who believes and
share the same values of Mahatat; trust, transparency, peer learning, flexibility, integrity,
honesty, collective leadership, respect, open communication.

For 5 months, we are seeking a dedicated Content Developer to join our small team.
The selected applicant will work closely with the Managing Director, program
coordinator, and the trainers of Face to Face Residency Project.
This project is supported by Drosos Foundation and The British Council.

 

Contract duration: 5 months; contract starts 01/09/2017

 

Job Objective: Implementing an action research that aims to conceptualize, co-design,
compile and document a training curriculum for emerging talents in Egypt.

 

Qualifications
• A graduate of social sciences with a bachelor or a master degree in anthropology,
sociology, cultural studies, art education or a related field of studies
• Experiences within the non-profit sector in Egypt
• Good knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research tools
• Fieldwork experiences
• Independent literature and online research skills
• Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic
• Excellent communication skills
• Capable of working both under supervision of and in a team
• Good connections in the Egyptian cultural scene is a bonus
• Previous experience in community art or development project is a bonus

 

Responsibilities
• Collecting data on existing art learning programs locally, regionally and internationally.
• Mastering data collection through online and literature research, fieldwork, focus
groups, and interviews
• Identifying, collecting and organizing content needs and a curriculum draft in
coordination with the art educators/trainers.
• Using research tools to assess the responses and outcomes of the curriculum over the
three-week program.
• Documenting findings in a printed publication, to serve as a prototype to be built on in
future projects.

 

To apply, please send your resume and a motivation letter to
admin@mahatatcollective.com and mahatatcollective@gmail.com by the 21 st of
August 2017.

دعوة للميسرين لتنظيم ورشة موزايك في عزبة خير الله

 

 

تستعين  “محطات للفن المعاصر” بعدد من الميسيرين والمتطوعين في مختلف المناطق الجغرافية التي تعمل بها في مصر

تبحث “محطات” حاليا عن عدد من الميسيرين المتمتعين بمهارات متعددة للانضمام لفريق العمل القائم على تنفيذ مشروعات محطات الفنية

 

المنطقة الجغرافية

عزبة خير الله – مصر القديمة – القاهرة

 

الهدف من التطوع

المشاركة في تنظيم الفعاليات الفنية في الأماكن العامة، ورش عمل فنية و إدارية للفنانين و الشباب، ورش عمل إبداعية للمواطنين

و تبحث محطات حاليا عن عدد من المتطوعين للقيام بتنظيم و تيسير ورشة ” فنون أدائية و بصرية” بالتعاون مع شركاء محطات في عزبة خير الله. حيث تعمل الورشة على اتاحة الفرصة لأطفال منطقة عزبة خير الله لتعلّم بعض الفنون الأدائية و المشاركة فى صناعة منتج فني. الورشة جزء من مشروع “موزاييك” و هو مشروع فني تشاركي مع الاحياء المختلفة وهو  جزءًا من برنامج “شبابيك/ إتاحة الفن”  بدعم من مؤسسة دروسوس. و سوف يتم عرض نتاج الورشة في أحد شوارع عزبة خير الله بالشكل الذي يسمح بمشاركة المجتمع وأهل الحي في هذا الحدث

 

الجدول الزمنى

سوف يتم اجراء زيارة ميدانية بصحبة الفنانين المشاركين فى الفترة (7-10) اغسطس. و ستقام الورشة خلال شهرى أغسطس و سبتمبر 2017، بحيث تكون مراحل تنفيذ المشروع: 20-28 أغسطس، 10-14 سبتمبر، 17-23 سبتمبر 2017

 

عن من نبحث

محطات تبحث عن طلبة او حديثي التخرج لديه/ا القدرة على

العمل كجزء من فريق

التواصل بشكل فعال

إدارة الوقت بشكل مثمر

اتقان اللغة العربية (اتقان الإنجليزية تعد إضافة)

الاهتمام بالعمل الميدانى و خصوصا الفنون المجتمعية

العمل اللوجيستى (المشتريات للادوات، البريك، تنظيم أماكن العمل ..الخ)

إدارة المشروعات و المبادرات المجتمعبة

للتقديم: أرسل ايميل الى program.coordinator@mahatatcollective.com   و admin@mahatatcollective.com

 portfolioبعنوان “التقدم كمتطوع” مرفقا سيرة ذاتية أو نبذة عن الفرقة و روابط لأعمال سابقة أو

 

اخر موعد للتقديم 1 أُغسطس 2017

عن برنامج “سفراء محطات”

 

المهام العامة لمتطوعي/سفراء محطات 

مشاركة فريق محطات في البحث المديانى الخاص بإختيار أماكن العروض الفنية

نقطة الاتصال الأساسية بين المجتمع المحلى و فريق محطات

المساعدة في توزيع المطبوعات قبل و خلال العروض و ورش العمل

القيام بالحجوزات و المساعدة في التحضير الخاص بورش العمل

توصيل خطابات اخطار للحي/قسم الشرطة او مديرية الأمن

متابعة حالة الخطابات مع الجهات الحكومية

 

افضليات التطوع مع محطات

(تمنح محطات للمتطوع عدد من الوثائق التي توثق فترة و خبرة تطوعه (شهادة تطوع – خطاب توصي

(يكتسب المتطوع عدد من الخبرات اثناء فترة تطوعه (خبرة عمل – خبرة تحضير و تنفيذ العروض و ورش العمل الفنية – خبرة في المشاركة المجتمعية

يمنح المتطوع فرصة التواصل المباشر مع العاملين بالمجال الفني و الثقافي

تمنح محطات مقابل مادي يومي بالاضافه تعطية مصاريف المواصلات والتواصل

 

عن محطات

منذ ان تم انشاء محطات للفن المعاصر باعتبارها شركة ذات مسؤولية محدودة فى عام 2011, و الشركة تقدم خدمات لجماهير الفنون و الفنانين و منظمى الفاعليات الثقافية  بمقرها فى القاهرة

كما تسعى محطات لاتاحة الفن للجميع, و لتحقيق اللامركزية فى مجال الفنون المعاصرة عن طريق تطوير مشاريع فن فى الاماكن العامة و كذلك الفن المجتمعى

فيديو ورشة Upcycling  التى أقيمت فى فبراير  2017

https://www.facebook.com/MahatatCollective/videos/1875177919174926/

 

Art of Transit 9: Tales’ Nights

A 5-day tour as a part of our Art of Transit project which features tours by performing artists and musicians through different decentralized cities in Egypt. The tour of a storytelling performance of the “Kalila & Dimna” stories, was accompanied by music and light design in the form of a contemporary performance during 10-15 June in Ramadan of 2017

Co-writing lab: Tales of Art and Public Space in the Arab World

The Co-writing lab is a online space to document shared experiences, ideas and methods.

The lab developed based on a philosophy that learning and knowledge sharing offers possibility and collaboration networks. When it comes to the community art and art in public space scene in the Arab world, there are various stakeholders with vast knowledge, but little documentation with the intent to share knowledge among and beyond the community of practitioners.

There are various experts in the field of community theater, art in public space, street-art, and others. Their knowledge, however, often remains tacit and is most often transmitted in limited circles and not made explicit. Simultaneously, there are many activities regarding art in public space and community art happening all over the MENA region, but the documentation of these experiences are often neglected and are inaccessible to the community of art practitioners and workers in civil society. As a result, contemporary art in public space and community art in the Arab region lacks documentation, theorization and documented tools.

This event is a three-day co-writing lab focusing on “Tales of Art and Public Space in the Arab World” between 1st of April and 3rd of April 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Over 50 professional artists and art practitioners from all over the Arab world working in the fields of community-based and public art will come together to share, reflect on and document their practice.

The combined content will be documented through an open-source and online publication in Arabic, English, and French. They will be a compilation of different presentations, discussions, and sessions that have occurred in the course of the lab by the various participants.

Project Funding Partners

محطات تبحث عن مساعد مشاركة مجتمعية متفانٍ

محطات تبحث عن مساعد مشاركة مجتمعية متفانٍ

محطات للفن المعاصر، شركة تعمل في مجال الفن في الأماكن العامة والفن المجتمعي في مصر، ومقرها القاهرة. نحن نبحث عن مساعد دمج مجتمعي متفانٍ لينضم إلى فريق عملنا، وذلك لمدة تسعة أشهر، قابلة للتجديد، ابتداءً من ابريل 2017.

سوف يعمل الشخص الذي سوف يتم اختياره جنبًا إلى جنب مع منسق البرامج و مسئول المشاركة المجتمعية على تنفيذ برنامج اتاحة الفن.

مدة العقد

تسعة أشهر

النطاق الجغرافي/الإقامة

يفضل الاقامة فى احد محافظات القناة او الدلتا

الهدف الوظيفي

 العمل على تنفيذ برنامج اتاحة الفن الذى تنظمه محطات بالشراكة مع مؤسسة دروسوس.

المؤهلات على المتقدم ان يكون:

  • طالب/ة جامعي أو حديث التخرج.
  • لديه/ا خبرات سابقة في العمل في القطاع غير الربحي في مصر.
  • لديه/ا خبرة سابقة فى التدريب او التطوع او البحث الميدانى (إضافة).
  • لديه/ا خبرة سابقة فى مشروع فن مجتمعي، او مشروع تنموي (إضافة).
  • لديه/ا الاهتمام بالفن المجتمعى.
  • لديه/ا مهارات تواصل مميزة.
  • لديه/ا القدرة على العمل فى فريق، و كذلك تحت اشراف كل من منسق البرامج، و مسئول المشاركة المجتمعية.
  • لديه/ا الرغبة فى تطوير مهارات التنسيق و الدمج المجتمعي.
  • إجادة التحدث و الكتابة بالعربية بطلاقة.
  • إجادة لتحدث و الكتابة بالإنجليزية (إضافة).

دوافع الإنضمام لفريق عمل محطات

  • أن تصبح جزء من فريق حيوي و نشيط.
  • مساحة للتعرف على مجال الفن و الريادة الابداعية فى مصر.
  • مجال لبناء قدرات فى مجال ادارة المشروعات الثقافية.
  • العمل بدوام جزئي بمقابل شهري ثابت.

المهام المتوقعة

  • تسويق أنشطة محطات بطريقة مبتكرة.
  • التنقل بين المحافظات التي تعمل بها محطات للقيام بالبحث الميداني.
  • التنسيق مع الشركاء المحليين، و سكان المناطق المختلفة، و أصحاب الشأن، و المؤسسات المجتمعية، و الجمعيات الأهلية، و جمهور الشارع.
  • المشاركة فى اختيار مواقع العروض، و اختيار الشركاء المحليين.
  • التنسيق ما بين أصحاب الشأن على اختلافهم (مالكى المساحات، المسئولين، فريق محطات، الفنانين، المشاركين فى ورش العمل.
  • تنفيذ مهمام أخرى متعلقة بالبرنامج يوكلها له كل من منسق البرامج و مسئول المشاركة المجتمعية.

كيفية التقديم

برجاء إرسال سيرتك الذاتية المُحدَثة ، وخطاب قصير عن دوافعك للتقدُّم لهذه الوظيفة فى موعد اقصاه الأحد 2 ابريل الساعة 4 عصرا، الى كل من:

Mosaic The Play Cave

Mosaic Edition 5+6 Saturday 11th of February 2016 was our final day at Ezbet Khairallah working with Ruwwad and Tawasol and in partnership with Drosos Foundation on our #upcycling project installment for the local community as part of Mosaic for this year. And you can tell we had so much fun!!! Special thanks to the artists involved: Hatem Mousa Amir Abdelghany Mohamed Hassan Darwish السبت 11 فبراير 2016 كان اخر يوم لينا في عزبة خير الله. اشتغلنا مع منطمة رواد و تواصل ودروسوس علي مشروع Up cycling بالاشتراك مع سكان مطقة خير الله و اسطبل عنتر. وديه كانت النتيجة! نقدر نقول بثقة اننا اتبسطنا جدا!!! شكر خاص للفنانين اللي اشتركوا معنا: حاتم موسي امير عبد الغني محمد حسن درويش

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We are hiring! Business Development Director

Mahatat is Recruiting for the Love of the Arts: Business Development Director

Since its establishment in 2011, Mahatat for contemporary art has unleashed inspiration and creativity, spread joy and entertainment amongst audiences, artists and the participants of our activities. We offer unique artistic experiences by organizing performances in public spaces and streets. We decentralize the arts by working in the Delta Region as well as Cairo.

We also share knowledge and learning experiences related to art in public space and participatory art through the development of open source publications and workshops targeting emerging art operators and entrepreneurs.

For the upcoming period, we are seeking a strong team player to join our small team and work in a very challenging yet exciting field.

The right candidate needs to be a passionate advocator for the arts, who believes and share the same values of Mahatat; trust, transparency, peer learning, flexibility, integrity, honesty, collective leadership, respect, open communication.

The new member will work collectively and closely with the shareholders and the Managing Director to market the unique value proposition of Mahatat’s activities.

S/he needs to brand, promote and sell Mahatat’s various products and productions to different stakeholders.

Key Qualifications:

  • A strong belief in art as a tool for social change and wellbeing
  • Previous experience in business development, marketing and fundraising
  • Strong interpersonal skills and independence
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong managerial skills
  • Excellent English skills and strong Arabic skills (other language skills are a bonus)
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

Key Deliverables

  • Strategic planning and implementation of Business Development activities
    1. Develop business/fundraising plans according to annual targets collectively with the Managing Director and the Program Director
    2. Ensure implementation of business/fundraising plans
    3. Ensure business plan is inline with the artistic concepts of Mahatat’s projects and programs
    4. Develop, design and ensure implementation of the marketing plan
    5. Pitching Mahatat’s projects and products to potential and existing clients
    6. Proposal writing based on project concepts pre-developed in collaboration with the Managing Director and Program Director
    7. Design sales positioning of product concepts
  • Management of department
    1. Supervise the Communication Officer and the implementation of the communication plan
    2. Ensure Mahatats ethical guidelines are followed
    3. Develop and update the procedural guidelines
    4. Develop and update the annual communications and marketing budget
  • Partnerships and networking
    1. Initiate and maintain contacts with key stakeholders and clients
    2. Represent Mahatat during key events and networking opportunities

Benefits:

  • Social security
  • Health insurance
  • Exposure to the national and international art, culture and creative entrepreneurship sector
  • National, regional and international travel
  • Contract and remuneration negotiable, based on experience
  • One year, renewable
  • Probation period of 3 months

Please send us your updated CV, and a short motivation letter (1 page maximum) to mahatatcollective@gmail.com

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 31st of May 2017, at 12pm.

jihad sayed abdallah

Jihad is currently the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer at Mahatat. She is a community development worker with over 8 years of experience in managing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating social and development activities and projects. In addition, she has trained and supported both children and youth through conducting life skills workshops, feasibility studies and promoting volunteerism in national organizations. Jihad also worked as a Project Manager on the Combating Worst forms of Child Labor (CWCLP) for YAPD & ICWA in association with the United Nations (WFP/ILO/UNICEF) and as Project Coordinator for YAPD 2010, in several projects related to youth and children, the Global Xchange (VSO/British Council), Bader/Have Initiative (Vodafone Foundation for Development), and the Step Towards our Future (UNICEF). Jihad is also a co-Founder for Resala Charity in Zagazig-Sharqiua. She holds a BSc in Commerce, a diploma in Applied Economics and a diploma in NGO Management.

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CIRC’US

SOCIAL CIRCUS AND STREET ART

RESIDENCE AND TOUR IN EGYPT

27 September – 19 October 2016

 

Mahatat for Contemporary Arts (Egypt) collaborates with the French Institute in Egypt, Goethe Institute in Egypt and Robert Bosch Foundation and Vuesch association  (Germany) and Nomadways (France) to organize a circus residency and street art in the Nile Delta Region in Egypt.

 

From 27 September to 19 October, Circ’Us will bring together 15 French, German and Egyptian circus and street artists artistes, specialized in social circus, street theatre, acrobat, or physical theatre: will be based in Port Said for ten days, they will develop and implement a show together, then they will go on tour of nine representations in Port Said, in the Delta Nile, Alexandria and Cairo.

 

Circ’Us includes an important training component and circus initiation, through several activities organized in parallel with the residence and the tour: the artists will offer introductory workshops in circus arts to the children and youth of Port Said and training sessions for youth circus artists in Alexandria and Cairo. Each performance in the Delta region will also be preceded by entertainment for young audiences.

 

The Circ’Us project mobilizes a large network of Egyptian governmental and civil society organizations, the project is implemented in partnership with: the French Alliance of Port Said, Public Library of Port Said, Damanhour Public Library , Eish lel Nas associations, Rabi3 and i-Act (International Association for Creation & Training) in addition to Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School and the El-Genaina theater.

 

Stay Tuned & Follow Circ’Us tour on our social media channels!

shaimaa atef

Shaimaa Atef received her master’s degree from Sorbonne, Paris 1 in Cultural Heritage Management in 2014 and a professional diploma in Research Methods and Skills from the Maastricht School of Management in 2015. Shaimaa also worked as a Field Office Director and Field Researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) for 2 years. Her research interest areas are heritage management, cultural policies, urban studies and right to the public space.

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omnia emad

Omnia Emad is currently the Office & Administration Manager at Mahatat for contemporary art. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration & Information Systems from Helwan University and has three years of experience in the administrative field. Prior to Mahatat for contemporary art, Omnia held the position of Office Manager in several key organizations and companies, included Egyptian Group for Media, Arabrec for recruitment, Rio Advertising & Publishing, One for Modern Furnishing, and Raya Trade Distribution Organization. Omnia believes in having a life filled with diverse experiences in order to gain exposure to different kinds of people and simultaneously enhance her personal and professional skills.

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هبة الشيخ

المدير العام/ شريك مؤسس

هي مديرة ثقافية درست آداب لغة فرنسية و ترجمة و صحافة كما حصلت مؤخرا على درجة ماجستير في إدارة الفنون،  تخصص تقييم مبادرات الفن المجتمعي من مدرسة أوترخت للفنون بهولندا. في 2011  قامت بالمشاركة في تأسيس محطات للفن المعاصر حيث تؤمن هبة الشيخ بديموقراطية الفن وبضرورة اتاحة الفن للجميع من خلال العمل على الحد من مركزيته واتاحته في الاماكن العامة ومن خلال انشطة الفن المجتمعي . تتنوع خبراتها العملية والمهنية فهي عملت  كمنسق ومدرب في المجال الثقافي والفني في مصر وكصحفية بالإذاعة والصحافة المطبوعة ومترجمة ومحررة لمواقع اليكترونية. في عام 2009 قامت بالمشاركة في تأسيس مجموعة الرحلة الثقافية التي تعنى بتحفيز الحس الابداعي والتفكير النقدي للشباب وكذلك سافرت هبة الى عدة بلاد منها المغرب وسوريا وفرنسا و أسبانيا وكينيا وبلجيكا والمانيا وانجلترا وايطاليا وتايلاند واندونيسيا والولايات المتحدة. فقامت بنشر مقالات في عدة صحف اسبوعية و مجلات تصدر بالفرنسية والعربية في مصر لتغطي مجالات مختلفة منها الفنون و الثقافة والسفر حيث تتناول نمط حياة المجتمع المحلي والثقافة والتراث في كتابتها.

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nahla osman

Nahla Osman received her Bachelors degree in languages in 2006, before pursuing a career in the development field for almost seven years. She held middle-management positions at several international organizations and NGOs and has also worked in the public sector in Egypt. She received her Masters degree in Development Administration and Planning from University College London (UCL) in 2012.

Nahla has since become more involved in the cultural field, and recently coordinated Mahatat’s EU-funded project in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut in Cairo – Cultural Entrepreneurship: Incubating Cultural Business in Egypt’s Regions. This 2-year program provides 15 young entrepreneurs from 10 governorates with technical training in cultural leadership and developing business plans.

Nahla is passionate about cultural management and cultural policies in Egypt. She is also involved in literary translation, voice-overs and screen translation.

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نهلة عثمان

تخرجت نهلة عثمان من كلية الألسن – جامعة عين شمس عام 2006. عملت نهلة في مجال التنمية لمدة 7 سنوات وتولت مهام إدارة متوسطة في عدد من المؤسسات الدولية والحكومية والجمعيات الأهلية في مصر. حصلت على شهادة الماجستير في إدارة وتخطيط التنمية من جامعة لندن في عام 2012.

تحول اهتمام وخبرة نهلة نحو إدارة المشروعات الثقافية والإبداعية وهي تعمل حاليًا كمنسقة مشروع الاتحاد الأروبي (ريادة الأعمال الثقافية والإبداعية في محافظات مصر) بالتعاون بين معهد جوته بالقاهرة ومحطات للفن المعاصر. يقوم البرنامج الممتد لمدة عامين (2015-2016) بتقديم تدريبات ودعم فني وجلسات استشارية متخصصة في الريادة الثقافية وتطوير نماذج أعمال متكاملة لمشروعات ثقافية لعدد 15 رائد أعمال من 10 محافظات مصرية مختلفة. تتراوح تلك المشروعات ما بين مكتبات، مساحات عمل ثقافية وفنية، فرق مسرحية، شركات إنتاج أفلام، معارض أعمال يدوية وتراثية وإعادة تدوير.

يدور اهتمام نهلة حول موضوعات الادارة والسياسة والثقافية في مصر، هذا إلى جانب شغفها الشخصي بالترجمة الأدبية والترجمة للشاشة والتعليق الصوتي.

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يارا الشناوي

يارا هي استشارية التسويق و الدعم المالي بمؤسسة محطات للفن المعاصر، وهي توفر المساعدة المطلوبة لفريق جمع الدعم المالي وتتولى مهام التواصل مع الجهات المانحة المحلية والدولية وكتابة مقترحات المشاريع والتشبيك مع المؤسسات الدولية الأخرى. تمتلك خبرة سبع سنوات من العمل في التنمية الاجتماعية بمنظمات غير حكومية مثل FTE وهيئة إنقاذ الطفولة ومكتب الأمم المتحدة المعني بالمخدرات والجريمة (UNODC). حضرت العديد من المؤتمرات الدولية وألقت كلمة في اليوم العالمي للتجارة العادلة عام ٢۰۱٥ بلبنان. تحب يارا مشاهدة الأفلام المُستقلة والقراءة كما سافرت كثيراً في أوروبا وللولايات المتحدة الأمريكية وعاشت لمدة ستة أشهر بالهند.

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yara elshennawy

Yara is the marketing and fundraising consultant at Mahatat for Contemporary Art. She provides support to the fundraising team, contacts potential local and international donors, drafts project proposals and networks with other organizations globally. She has seven years experience in social development for NGOs, such as FTE, Save the Children, and UNODC. She has attended several international conferences, and spoke at the world fair trade day in Lebanon in 2015.

She enjoys independent cinema, reading, and has travelled extensively in Europe, the US, and lived in India for six months.

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ولاء عمارة

 

ولاء مسؤولة التقييم والمتابعة بمجطات. تخرجت من كلية الألسن قسم اللغة الألمانية في عام 2006. وقد عملت في مجال الرصد والتقييم منذ عام 2006 عن الصندوق (الصندوق الدولي للتنمية الزراعية)، هيئة انقاذ الطفولة، ومؤخرا انضمت لفريق محطات للفن المعاصر. حصلت أيضا على عدة حلقات عمل تدريبية في الصحافة وعملت كمحررة.

استريد تيفس

استريد لديها خبرة كبيرة في البحث النوعي البحث النوعي  وتطوير مفاهيم المشاريع والبحث عن تمويل بالاضافة الي شغفها بالتسير والتدريب فهي تؤمن بمبادئ  تبادل المعلومات وبالمشاركة عن طريق اللجوء إلى الأساليب والأدوات االبصرية وعمليات التغير من خلال ورش العمل واجتماعات شاركت في تسييرها.

ولدت في عام 1985 في ألمانيا، أستريد تيفث درست الأأنثروبولوجيا الثقافية من خلال دراستها للتطور في علم الاجتماع في ألمانيا والسويد وفرنسا. أجرت اعمال ميدانية اثنوغرافية قصيرة في السنغال ومصر في إطار تحضيرها للبكالوريوس ودرجة الماجستير بين عامي 2005 و 2011.

في عام 2011 شاركت استريد تيفث في تأسيس وادارة محطات للفن المعاصر وانجاح مشروعها الاول “شوارعنا: في عام 2012. كما انها قامت بتقييم الاحتياجات النوعية وتقييم تأثير مشروع محطات “وجهاَ لوجه”  في عام 2013. ومنذ عام 2014، قامت بالتركيز علي التخطيط الاستراتيجي وتطوير الأعمال والبحث عن تمويل لمشاريع محطات .

astrid thews

Astrid Thews is experienced in qualitative research, conceptualization and fundraising, and is particularly passionate about facilitation and training. She firmly believes in sharing, participation and inclusion, which she expresses by adopting participatory and visual approaches and tools in workshops, meetings and change processes she (co-)facilitates.

Born in 1985 in Germany, Astrid Thews is a cultural anthropologist who studied development sociology, and social and cultural anthropology in Germany, Sweden and France. She conducted short ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal and Egypt within the framework of her bachelors and masters degrees between 2005 and 2011.

In 2011, Astrid Thews co-founded Mahatat for contemporary art and co-conceived and managed Mahatat’s launching project Shaware3na in 2012. She further conducted both the qualitative needs assessment and the impact evaluation of Mahatat’s project Face to Face in 2013. Since 2014, she has been focusing on strategic planning, business development and fundraising for Mahatat.

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ريم خضر

ريم خضر تعمل كمنظمة البرامج في محطات. تخرجت ريم من الجامعة الامريكية عام 2011 بكالوريوس صحافة  تخصص علم اجتماع . بعد تخرجها عملت فى اماكن عدة، اكثر من ثلاث سنوات من ضمنها مؤسسة جوتة بالقاهرة, هيئة انقاذ الطفولة,
عملت فى محطات كمسؤول اعلامى و التواصل من يناير 2014 حتى يوليو 2014. و هى ايضا عضو فى شبكة المبدعين الثقافية.

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فريدة حماد

  فريدة حماد تشغل حاليا منصب مدير لتطوير الاستراتيجي والمسؤولة عن تطوير وتنويع واستدامة نموذج محطات فى إطار رؤيتها ورسالتها. سابقا، تركزت خلفية فريدة على تعزيز مؤسسات مستدامة وشاملة من خلال توفير الخدمات والبحوث والتدريب. فريدة حصلت مؤخرا على درجة الماجستير من كلية الدراسات الشرقية والأفريقية في وسائل الإعلام في التنمية و أبحاثها تتبع التفاعل بين التمثيل، ومساحات التعبير والحركات الاجتماعية الابداعية.فريدة نسقت وشاركت في مشاريع مختلفة في جميع أنحاء مصر المتعلقة باستخدام الفن لتسليط الضوء على القضايا وتحدي التصورفي المجتمع المصري. حاليا، تعمل علي دمج عناصر سرد الرسوم البيانية والفضاء العام من خلال تنظيم الورش المصورة التي تختتم مع توزيع الكوميك في الشارع. بالتوازي مع عملها، تعمل فريدة علي تطوير مهاراتها الخاصة في القص والسرد البصري و الرسوم البيانية

farida hammad

Farida Hammad is currently the Director of Strategic Development and responsible for developing, diversifying and sustaining Mahatat’s model in the frame of its vision and mission. She has recently completed an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in Media in Development. Her research traces the interplay between representation, spaces of expression and creative social movements. She has coordinated and participated in various projects around Egypt related to the use of art to highlight issues and challenge perception. Currently, she is merging elements of graphic narrative and public space by facilitating comic workshops that conclude with the distribution of comics in the street. In parallel to her work, Farida continues to develop her own skills in graphic storytelling and visual narrative.

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