Sunday, 21 June 2015

Cairo - The British Council in Egypt is delighted to announce the recipients of the ‘Grants to Arts’ fund 2015. The aim of the grants is to support young Egyptian artists in all fields. The focus of the grants is on work with communities that may not have a tradition of engaging with arts and cultural activity. 

In response to our call, we received 322 applications from Cairo, Alexandria, Minya, Giza, Fayoum, Sharqia, Sohag, New Valley, Port Said and Damietta.  

Grants have been awarded to:




Abdullah Ibrahim Miniawy Fayoum music/ literature/ theatre
Adel Abdelwahab Alexandria theatre
Ahmed Roshdy Aly Cairo film/ visual arts
Ashraf Youssef Daqahleyya literature
Fouad Halbouni Cairo film/ literature/visual arts
Hany Hommos Giza theatre
Heba El Cheikh Port Said/Damietta/ Mansoura/Cairo dance
Marwa Mahmoud Cairo film/ visual arts
Mohamed Ahmed Abdel Hamid  Giza film
Mohamed Kamal


Sharqia/Sohag/New Valley/Aswan

visual arts
Mohammed Antar Cairo music
Mounir Saeed Cairo dance
Rania Refaat Shaheen Cairo theatre
Sharief Zohairy Alexandria film
Tarek Nader Ibrahim Mohamed Alexandria theatre

Since its launch in 2011, 102 Egyptian artists have benefited from the Grants to Arts 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, Menufeya, Luxor, Qalubia, Sharqia and Siwa.


Notes to Editor

For further information please contact: Shaimaa ElBanna, Arts Projects Manager, British Council Egypt Tel: +2(0)2 3300 1851  -  Email:

Or visit Grants to Artists Website.

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