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Since our organization was founded, our mandate has been to gather and make resources available for artists from the Arab world. The definition of those resources has changed over time, but their core purpose has remained the same: To support exciting, critical, and relevant artists in making new work and have it be shared. What began solely as providing financial means for production and touring has evolved into a constellation of opportunities which still include grants but now with a much more flexible vision of the scope of what they can cover. The Grants programs are now directed to process, research, meetings, production, and all sorts of open-ended activities, as well as to residencies which we organize in collaboration with international partners art practitioners. The residencies provide access to new networks, contexts, and working conditions, while allowing for a focused time, and therefore providing much more than monetary value. We want to respond as quickly and creatively as possible to the problematics and possibilities that we encounter and invent new programs that serve them.