Monday, 16 June 2014


The British Council in Egypt is delighted to announce the recipients of the ‘Grants to Artists’ fund 2014. The aim of the grants is to support young Egyptian artists in all fields. This year the focus of the grants is on work with communities that don’t have a tradition of engaging with arts and cultural activity. 

In response to our call, we have received 134 applications from Cairo, Alexandria, Minya, Ismailia, Luxor, Fayoum, and North Sinai.  The 19 ambitious recipients are:

Name Governorate Field
Ahmed Ibrahim Mohamed Mabrouk Alexandria Music
Amira Salem Hussien North Sinai Music
Amr Wishahy Giza Theater
Diaa Ahmed Mohamed Ahmedien Cairo Film
Hamdy Zeidan Alex Visual Arts
Mai Elwakil Cairo Literature /Theater /Visual Arts
Mohab Saber Masoud Alex music, film, visual arts   
Mohamad El-Hadidi Alex / Fayoum / Minya Theater
Mohamed Hassanin Cairo Film
Mustafa Hussien Ibrahim Ali Cairo Theater
New Hermopolis Cultural Team Minya Film
Omar Adel Alex Film
Raghda Nabil Morris Minya Film
Rowan El Shimi Cairo Visual Arts
Sabry Farag Elsayed Cairo Visual Arts &Design
Tamer Eissa Cairo Film
Wael Abd El Sabour Abd El Kader Minya Film
Waguih Mohamed Hassan Ibrahim El Laqany Alex Visual Arts
Yara Mekawei Cairo Film

Since its start in 2011, 83 Egyptian artists have benefited from the Grants to Artists scheme enabling them to produce new work, develop their skills and showcase their work to inspire audiences.  Previous grantees engaged in the programme were from Cairo, Assiut, Alexandria, Minya, Damanhour, Mansoura, Qanater, Tanta, Ismailia, Minofia, Luxor, Qalubia, Sharkia and Siwa. Read more about our Grants to Artists programme.

For further information please contact: Rose marie Gad, Communications Manager, British Council Egypt, Tel: +(202) 3300 1851  -  Email: 

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