Mideast Creatives

In February 2014 Hivos launched its new programme called Mideast Creatives. With this programme Hivos aspires to create a more sustainable cultural and creative sector in the Arab region.
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$60,000
in matched funding

Made By Many Challenge

Made By Many Challenge to support creative events and festival

$20,000
in matched funding

Women on the frontline

For project by women that encourage female leadership, empower women, and positively impact their position in society.

$10,000
in matched funding

Arab Creativity Competition

Zoomaal in partnership with Hivos are setting up this challenge in order to encourage the Arab creativity and innovation. This competition aims to increase the amount of originality and ensures that at least one project in the Arab world will be supported.

$20,000
in matched funding

Women Pioneers Challenge

25 Arab Women Pioneers are rocking on Zoomaal and need your support!

$20,000
in matched funding

The Must See Film Challenge

Apply with your project & win $20,000!

$50,000
in matched funding

Collaborative Spaces Challenge

Collaborative Spaces Challenge Has Ended!

Join the Arab creativity revolution
starting at $5 per month
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كوفي شوب Women..

by Haneen

كوفي شوب women هوكوفي خاص للنساءويتضمن العديدمن المميزات ويوفر فرص عمل للفتيات ويتتضمن فعالياته

Successfully Funded
$12,000 Raised(100%) — 36 Funders
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"Maktaby Online":Empowering Women Through Freelancing..

by Heba Oraby

The project aims to assist women in acquiring the skills and tools needed in freelancing.

Successfully Funded
$9,385 Raised(117%) — 34 Funders
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يلا يا اردنيات..

by Sanad&Raneem;

تحفيز الابداع للنساء من المرحلة الثانوية الى الجامع

Successfully Funded
$8,200 Raised(103%) — 23 Funders
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Loz Project For Arabic Greeting Cards..

by Maysa Alshaer

Loz is a project that aims at encouraging the culture of Arabic greeting cards and gifts..

Successfully Funded
$8,105 Raised(101%) — 33 Funders
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Knowledge Hub on Gender and Sexuality in Egypt..

by Ikhtyar

The first specialized gender & sexuality hub in Egypt that produces different knowledge types.

Successfully Funded
$7,243 Raised(121%) — 88 Funders
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I AM SHE: Syrian Women Building Peace..

by Josie Shagwert

Videos on Syrian women's leadership and peacebuilding, to empower them and inspire the world.

Successfully Funded
$6,680 Raised(111%) — 75 Funders
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Womentoring for employability..

by Jihane Laraichi

We connect girls students with mentors who help them achieve their study and professional goals

Successfully Funded
$6,501 Raised(100%) — 21 Funders
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Art Lifts Up - different people make art..

by Marianne Boules

An opportunity to encourage people to share their passion & dare to express the art inside them

Successfully Funded
$27,463 Raised(137%) — 67 Funders
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Saida Conference for Young Entrepreneurs 2015..

by Saida Challenge

It is an initiative, done by youths from Saida, to launch a special exhibition of Entrepreneurs

Successfully Funded
$20,352 Raised(102%) — 145 Funders
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Educationcm, college and university orientation in Africa ..

by Jihane Laraichi

A one place for the orientation of college and university students of all Middle East Africa

Successfully Funded
$18,612 Raised(103%) — 89 Funders
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Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran Festival..

by Aurelien Zouki

Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran, coming together to create a free cultural arts festival in Beirut

Successfully Funded
$18,426 Raised(102%) — 215 Funders
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Cinematic Events in Aleppo: Bringing Life to the City..

by Yara Tlass

Cinema in Aleppo, Syria: A happy Space for Syrian Children

Successfully Funded
$11,518 Raised(115%) — 45 Funders
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Sharekna Festival IT'S YOUR MOMENT..

by Sanad Kteshat

For anyone who wants to share his ART,DREAMS,CREATIVITY ,IDEAS .... this festival is for YOU!

Successfully Funded
$10,010 Raised(100%) — 33 Funders
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SPEND THE DAY IN KHALIFA 3..

by الأثر لنا Athar Lina..

SPEND THE DAY IN KHALIFA is an annual event by AtharLina to promote it as a tourist destination

Successfully Funded
$6,412 Raised(107%) — 51 Funders
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Lammat al Medina Film Festival..

by Lamma Twiza

A chance for several directors to shoot and screen their shorts in the Medina of Tunis

Successfully Funded
$6,292 Raised(105%) — 135 Funders
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KAMKALIMA: Arab Creative Culture Jam..

by Siroun Shamigian

Creative industries connect with cultural heritage to produce cross media digital stories.

Successfully Funded
$2,320 Raised(155%) — 12 Funders
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Iraqi makers community rising..

by Nawres102 Arif

Iraqi maker-spaces united to make their spaces equipped and make their activity legal

Successfully Funded
$24,911 Raised(249%) — 187 Funders
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Qafeer Maker Space:Make It Yourself..

by Qafeer Makerspace

Qafeer MakerSpace will help people in Egypt to create prototypes for their products.

Successfully Funded
$16,730 Raised(279%) — 179 Funders
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Khartoum Innovation Hub: Help Sudan Innovate..

by Mohamed

Join building startup and innovation community in Sudan, Support the first coworking Space

Successfully Funded
$11,142 Raised(111%) — 45 Funders
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Creative Hub 2nd Floor..

by Mostafa Tolba

Maximize Creative Hub (Co-working Space) Services

Successfully Funded
$10,162 Raised(102%) — 49 Funders
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Empower The Community: AlMaqarr Coworking Space..

by AlMaqarr Coworking Sp..

AlMaqarr; a coworking space in Cairo, works on building & empowering a collaborative community.

Successfully Funded
$7,297 Raised(146%) — 90 Funders
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Cogite Creative Corner..

by Cogite Coworking Spac..

The Creative Corner will provide high-quality creative tools to entrepreneurs in Tunisia

Successfully Funded
$6,426 Raised(129%) — 74 Funders
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FikraLab, collaborative innovation space in Morocco : Chan..

by Fikra wa Basma

FikraLab : Experience -> Understand -> Love -> Be creative & innovate -> Leave your imprint !

Successfully Funded
$5,663 Raised(103%) — 49 Funders
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HackZone : Security Community Collaboration..

by Ahmed Mohamed

Zone for everyone in all fields, focusing on developing the concept of Information Security

Successfully Funded
$5,010 Raised(125%) — 41 Funders
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Helm | Upgrading Capacity..

by Helm Coworking Space

The aim is to increase the space capacity and improve the provided service quality

Successfully Funded
$4,130 Raised(103%) — 60 Funders
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Almakkan..

by محمود علي

preparing meeting room by 2200$

Successfully Funded
$2,631 Raised(120%) — 34 Funders
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Alex Hackerspace For Only Creators..

by Amr EL Shair

Community of hackers,Creators,geeks, developers,makers,techies and artists in Alexandria,Egypt

Successfully Funded
$2,370 Raised(119%) — 18 Funders
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Amal, a film by Yasmine Ghorayeb..

by Yasmine Ghorayeb

A movie exploring a day in the life of a woman in her struggle to fight domestic violence

Successfully Funded
$17,000 Raised(106%) — 100 Funders
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From Inside - Short Film -..

by Ramy El Gabry

From inside, Short film about beautiful souls we can't see by eyes, but we can see by heart

Successfully Funded
$15,000 Raised(100%) — 155 Funders
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MENA: lights! camera! action!..

by Aida Khemiri

Same stories about women happening in three different Arab cities: Beirut, Cairo, and Tunis.

Successfully Funded
$5,576 Raised(186%) — 61 Funders
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RainDrop: producing short animated videos of wisdom & know..

by Marwan Chaar

RainDrop will create short, simple, animated videos of Al Ghazali's key works.

Successfully Funded
$5,300 Raised(106%) — 34 Funders
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Crowdfunding for "A Few Images", Tania Saleh's 4th album..

by Tania Saleh

"A Few Images" is Tania Saleh's 4th album, written and illustrated by herself.

Successfully Funded
$51,165 Raised(128%) — 260 Funders
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Alkindy - A Cultural Social Space..

by Najwa Sahmarani

Alkindy is a cultural social space focused on promoting reading for the Tripolitan youth

Successfully Funded
$27,836 Raised(111%) — 220 Funders
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Orb: A Sci-Fi short film by Darine Hotait..

by Darine Hotait

Orb is a Sci-Fi short film about immortality, repulsion and Beirut City in the year 2050.

Successfully Funded
$16,193 Raised(101%) — 74 Funders
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A novel by Yasmina Hatem..

by Yasmina Hatem

a story that parallels the lives of my two grandmothers, my mother and myself

Successfully Funded
$13,420 Raised(134%) — 72 Funders
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A Way Out..

by Sharine Atif

Short films about Egyptian Women who stand up for what they want and find a way out

Successfully Funded
$10,569 Raised(106%) — 40 Funders
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'The Brain That Sings' Film Autism Awareness Campaign..

by Amal Al-agroobi

Feature documentary film about 2 autistic boys and their 3 month journey through music therapy

Successfully Funded
$10,150 Raised(102%) — 17 Funders
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Arabic Early Reading App for Children..

by Rama Kayyali

A FREE Arabic App to help v. young children develop early reading skills in Arabic

Successfully Funded
$10,115 Raised(101%) — 19 Funders
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Empowering Women in the Atlas..

by Lamia Bazir

Construction of a public bathhouse managed by women, in a small village in the Atlas mountains

Successfully Funded
$10,020 Raised(118%) — 81 Funders
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Bibies of the World: redefining souvenir gifts..

by Hiba Nassar

Let the Bibies fridge magnets put a smile all over the world!

Successfully Funded
$10,000 Raised(100%) — 22 Funders
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Online Platform to Promote Youth Talent..

by Zeina Saab

An online platform where marginalized youth can promote their talents and seek opportunities

Successfully Funded
$7,350 Raised(105%) — 34 Funders
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Cairo Phoenix: Co-creativity retreats after sexual assault..

by Eline Hennink

Organizing retreats for women to support healing by exploring creative forms of self-expression

Successfully Funded
$4,558 Raised(114%) — 50 Funders
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ِABJAD: Deaf-Mute Interactive Tool..

by Ebda'a team - dema & ..

First standalone ultraportable product that help Deaf Mute to communicate like ordinary people

Successfully Funded
$3,000 Raised(100%) — 3 Funders
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Mommy Made Empowering Women..

by Mommy made Team

Mommy Made is the 1st catering line that recruits, trains and employs underprivileged mothers

Successfully Funded
$2,530 Raised(101%) — 15 Funders
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HIJAB-GIRL Comics !..

by Sarah Alhazmi

Winner of the "ME FILM & COMIC CON 2013" best unpublished comic book. Let’s get it published!

Successfully Funded
$10,001 Raised(100%) — 32 Funders
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Hikayati: Books for Young Kids..

by Rania Turk

Series of tactile wordless picture books for kids 0-3, culturally relevant & socially impactful

Successfully Funded
$7,102 Raised(101%) — 31 Funders
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MAKE ME: a Beirut play about youth, language and ajnabis..

by Rich Thornton

A dance-and-dialogue theatre performance about youth, language and relationships in Beirut.

Successfully Funded
$2,500 Raised(125%) — 59 Funders
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In February 2014 Hivos launched its new programme called Mideast Creatives. With this programme Hivos aspires to create a more sustainable cultural and creative sector in the Arab region. The programme aims to achieve this by means of providing support to collaborative workspaces, setting up training programmes for entrepreneurs in the creative industries and finally improving their access to finance. 

Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together with local partners we aim to contribute to a free, fair and sustainable world. A world in which all citizens – women and men – have equal access to opportunities, rights and resources for development and can participate actively and equally in decision-making processes that determine their lives, their society and their future. Throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

Hivos trusts in the creativity and capacity of all people to come up with innovative solutions that improve their situation and that of society in general. Quality, cooperation and innovation are our core values and the keystone to our development and business philosophies.