Photo by Constanze Flamme
Photo by Constanze Flamme

Open Call: Tandem 360°

Join the first round of Tandem 360°! We are looking for 20 civil society and cultural activists from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and from Libyan initiatives and collectives displaced in these countries.

Deadline: Monday 29 June 2020 at 23:59 CEST

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Tandem 360° is a new addition to the six existing Tandem programmes for cultural exchange.

In the spirit of ‘Doing-it-together’, the one-year programme offers a space to experiment with multidisciplinary project ideas, ecosystem mapping and inventive approaches to create change through culture.

This open call was meant to be published right before the coronavirus pandemic started affecting us all globally. This situation has proven more than ever that our systems need to be questioned and changed — also in the cultural sector and among civil society. Tandem has always been about fostering initiatives that create spaces to allow such questions to be asked and, where possible, worked on and transformed into action — to build stronger communities locally in the regions where we work.

More than ever, we do need a 360° perspective. By taking an all-around view on the work and activities of cultural organisations in the selected countries, this programme allows professionals working in culture and civil society from many different disciplines to acquire skills required for ecosystem mapping: looking at not only who they are or why they do what they do, but also at the tools and resources each organisation has or needs to be able to function – engaging in long-term partnerships and deepening their understanding of the local environment, the roles of its players and its complex relations.

Links and downloads:

The Tandem 360° open call is available on this page with PDF downloads available in English, in French and in Arabic.

We have prepared an FAQ: in English, but you can also ask your questions to our programme manager in French and in Arabic.

We also invite you to read the manifesto/poem of the programme, 360º Frequencies, available in English, in French, in Arabic.

Tandem 360° is an initiative by MitOst e.V. and Germany’s Federal Foreign Office.