In 2009, Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy), a non-profit organisation supporting artistic creativity in the Arab region, launched a regional initiative to help identify the main features of cultural policy in a selection of Arab countries. This research project was part of Culture Resource’s multiannual Cultural Policy Programme (supported by the European Cultural Foundation, ECF, and Mimeta). Under the supervision of Culture Resource, researchers from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco created cultural policy profiles for their countries, using the Compendium’s methodological grid as an outline.
In collaboration with Ettijahat, the profiles were translated, updated and published on IFACCA’s WorldCP-website. With the help of the ECF, the profiles found a new home in this section of Culturalpolicies.net.