Amarre, in French, means mooring line: rope, cable or chain by which a boat is attached to the shore or to an anchor. AMARRE aims to connect forcibly displaced artists (or artists in exile) to their host communities. It is a residency programme that provides a safe working space for the selected artists to develop their projects and share them with the local audience, as well as connect them to the professional networks in their new environments. Each local partner will host and accompany the selected artists in exile in the respective countries with the perspective of supporting a culture of openness, free expression and living together. In 2017-2018, AMARRE supported 9 artistic projects. For this second edition, AMARRE takes place in four different countries: Lebanon, Turkey, France (residencies) and Belgium (a selection of AMARRE projects will be presented within Moussem Cities Festival: Damascus 2019, in Brussels).

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Programme designed and directed by Collectif Kahraba / Hammana Artist House (Lebanon)

In partnership with L’atelier des artistes en exil (France), A corner in the World (Turkey), Moussem (Belgium)

Supported by the French Ministry of Europe & Foreign affairs


15 JANUARY - 15 MARCH 2019: Open call for applications

15 APRIL 2019: Announcement of selected projects

15 - 31 MAY 2019: Open period for residencies in Lebanon, Turkey, and France



Hammana Artist House | |


A Corner in the World | |


L'atelier des artistes en exil | |


Important information

Selected artists will be hosted in residency in the country where they are currently based. i.e. if you are an artist currently living in France, you will be hosted in residency at Atelier des artistes en exil, AMARRE partner in France.


What does AMARRE offer?

  • An artistic residency of up to 15 days to develop a specific project

  • Accommodation for the duration of the residency

  • Per diems for the duration of the residency

  • Internal transportation to/from the residency space in Istanbul / Paris / Hammana.

  • Rehearsal space and technical equipment

  • A production grant of up to 500€ per project

  • Administrative, managerial and artistic support tailored to the needs of each project

  • Regular meetings between the selected artists and local and international cultural professionals

  • Dissemination of the project through AMARRE partners’ professional networks


Who can apply?

Criteria relative to the applicant:

This call is open to artists

1) of Syrian origin

2) currently in exile

3) in France / Turkey / Lebanon


Criteria relative to the artistic project:

This call is open to projects

1) in the disciplines of performing arts and music

2) have not yet been premiered

3) led by artists available to work on the project for a maximum of 15 days between 15 and 31 May 2019

What's the application process?

  • Application forms are available on the links: English | Français | عربي

  • Please fill out the application form and submit it before 15 March 2019.

  • You will receive a confirmation of reception upon submission.

  • If your project is selected, you will hear from us by email no later than 15 April 2019.

  • For any inquiries, please contact us on: (for France), (for Lebanon), (for Turkey) with AMARRE as the subject.

Municipality Street, Hammana, Metn, Lebanon

T +961 (0)5 532 544 | +961 76 907 348   E

P.O. Box 116 - 5003 Beirut, Lebanon

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