Arab cultural activists founded the AFAC
in 2007 as an independent foundation to support individual artists, writers, researchers, intellectuals, as well as organizations from the Arab region working in the field of arts and culture.
was established in 2007 by local cultural lobbyists as an independent initiative that funds individuals and organisations in the fields of cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts while facilitating cultural exchange, research and cooperation across the Arab world and globally.
Founded in 2007, AFAC
is an independent pan-Arab grant-disbursing institution that helps finance (and in some cases mentors) projects across artistic categories.
The dinner also featured an exhibition showcasing a selection of AFAC
grantees displaying the impact of cultural philanthropy for contemporary Arab arts today.
Since its inception in 2007, AFAC
has contributed to the financing of more than 100 Arab film projects, while Diff has established itself as a major institution dedicated to Arab cinema, adding to its screening platform several worthy funding initiatives, notably Injaaz.
While providing young photographers with funds to develop their projects, AFAC
is interested in seeing a professional community grow from its grant system.
Commenting on the collaboration AFAC
's Executive Director Oussama Rifahi said: "We are very proud to launch this partnership, which was the natural result of our joint vision.
's reckoning, it has supported over 150 films since it began awarding grants in 2007, and assists more than 25 film projects yearly.Over the past few years, regional and international film and fine art platforms have exhibited a range of AFAC-supported audio-visual works, from feature films and documentaries to short-form video art.