EUNIC cluster Jordan
The EUNIC Jordan joint initiative "Support to the Development of Creative Industries in Jordan and EU-Jordanian Cultural Cooperation and Cultural Exchanges" is financed by the European Union who's primary aim in providing this assistance is to support the development and enhanement of the creative industries in Jordan, with a particular focus on their promotion in the European union and facilitating cultural exchanges between the EU and Jordan. The overall goal of the European Union is to contribute to mutual understanding, dialogue between cultures and to bringing the EU and Jordanian societies closer together.
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Delegation of the European Union to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
The EUNIC Cluster in Jordan, with funds from the European Union, have developed a ‘Call to Action’ for the Creative Industries which looks at the current challenges facing the creative sector in Jordan and proposes solutions for overcoming those challenges. Here is the 3 day programme:
EUNIC Jordan cluster will organise a series of activities around the European Day of Languages to celebrate multilingualism and promote the diversity of culture in Europe. A full programme of play- and joyful activities with and about different European countries and European languages will take place in 10 secondary schools in Amman in the days leading up to the European Day of Languages (ELD). On the 26th September the public is invited to visit the 5 European Cultural Centres in Amman (British Council, Instituto Cervantes, Goethe-Institut, Institut Francais and Societa Dante Alighieri) and listen to European music, taste European food, and watch clips of European events and music, while trying to guess which of the five cluster countries they originate from. On this journey the visitors will have a mock-passport stamped as they take part.
The EUNIC Cluster in Jordan, with funds from the European Union, has been working on a mapping study of the Creative Industries in Jordan. This mapping study is an in-depth-continuation of a preliminary project that began in November 2012 and will provide an overview of the creative economy in Jordan as well as a look at the key challenges facing the creative sectors in Jordan. Finally, the study will make suggestions, in the form of actionable recommendations, on how individuals and the sub-sectors as a whole can meet those challenges.
EUNIC Jordan is organising on the 11th of May a hunt for creativity in various locations around Jebal Weibdeh. School groups and members of the public will be set challenges and ‘hunt’ for creativity around Jebal Weibdeh, an area which is considered to be the hub of creativity in Jordan. Each location will have a challenge which teams need to solve in order to unlock the next clue. Hamzet Wasel supports the event. It will take place during 3-7pm.
On the 7th of May at the Ministry of Culture Theatre, Jebal al Weibdeh in Amman, you have the opportunity to join a one-day workshop with Scarlattine Teatro from Italy. You can learn new ways of creativity at theatercombining animation and new technologies. See use of comics projected live for a theater performance developing a funny, original and highly visual technique. The event is intended for young actors and university drama students.
Do you remember the 'My animated world' competition from Creative Industries Jordan about submitting a 2D, 3D, or stop-motion animation that you have made? Could you be one of the lucky winners? Great opportunities await! Come and find out who will be the next Rubicon young talent and watch screenings of the best animation talent in Jordan. You will also have the chance to meet some of the artists who work at Rubicon and find out what it takes to join their team. The event will take place at the outdoor theater of Al Hussein Park on Friday, 10th of May at 7.30pm. The entrance is free and open to everyone.
For Europe Day, 9th of May, EUNIC Jordan organises an event with the Italian Botega Dance Company and the Zakharef Dance Collaborative. Hip Hop and contemporary dance are weaved together in this exciting performance of world-renowned Italian dancers. There will also be a performance of the outcome of the residency – Jordanian and Italian dancers will perform side-by-side. This performance is part of the Zakharef in Motion festival and will take place at the Al Hussein Cultural Centre, Ras al Ain at 7.30pm.
A couple named only Hercules and Cassandra live in a cookie-cutter house and when they go on a little holiday to the sea, magical things happen. The actors interact with a live hand-drawn background and the adventure unfolds. Scarlattine Teatro will perform ‘Manolibera’ at the National Center for Culture and Arts in Amman when the audience will be brought into the adventures of two real-life characters that perform their funny and poetic stories on a screen that has turned into a big sketch pad.
So you think you can animate? Would you like to win a once in a lifetime internship opportunity at Rubicon, and show your talent to one of the best international animation companies? Submit a 2D, 3D, or Stop-motion animation that you have made already (max. 7 minutes). For more detailed information about the competition, including how to submit, go to www.facebook.com/CreativeIndustriesJordan.
Creative Jordan - Platform for Visual Ideas is part of the EUNIC MENA Creative Industries Project which is carried out by the EUNIC Cluster Jordan (British Council, Institut Français, Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes, Società Dante Alighieri) and supported by the EU Delegation to Jordan.
The Platform will be a meeting point for creative people and organizations in Jordan. It will show the richness and potential of the Creative Industries*, and envision ways of encouraging innovation, stimulating entrepreneurship and developing new markets. The Platform will facilitate networking and build on the Euromed Forum on Creative Industries & Society, organized by EUNIC Jordan and held in May 2012 at the Dead Sea in Jordan.