Over the past years, ‘6 Bab Sharq’ helped over 150 emerging artists through capacity building workshops and programs, producing a total of 38 art projects, holding numerous online discussions, talks and screenings, and creating a network between emerging artists in Alexandria and artists from all over Egypt.
Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office at time of its creation, the two-fold project consisted of an educational aspect and a practical segment which involved management of a new space. According to the Goethe-Institut’s press release, the project held a five-month Cultural Management Training Program which supported 12 emerging cultural managers through capacity building workshops.
On the other hand, the Goethe-Institut Alexandria provided the ‘6 Bab Sharq’ as an alternative space for the program’s participants to implement their managerial competencies. In 2020, a collective team of three from the 12 participants who took part in the training program became fully in charge of the space management under supervision and guidance from Goethe-Institut.
As the Institut is handing over the management to the trained cultural managers, the space will continue providing activities – literary residencies, animation school, cultural discussions, film screenings, photography workshops, networking, etc – to the local community. The space also offers rental service of its main hall, rental service of the equipment, and access to its library.
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