Por Rosa Estomba Giménez especialista en género y colaboradora de la Fundación Al Fanar El pasado mes de julio,
Xabaca seeks to empower female artists as a source of social transformation and defense of Human Rights.
This project is hosted by the following organizations: NOVACT (Barcelona), Fundación Al Fanar (Madrid) and Jiwar Creation and Society (Barcelona) and is supported economically by the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation.
To achieve this aim, the project will be structured into two different areas:
Xabaca was born from the collaboration of Novact, Al Fanar and Jiwar. It wants to support female Arab creators for two reasons: their role in social transformation through art and for the double oppression they face for being artists and women.
Very often, cultural creation is a tool to visualize and cross red lines of power structures and facilitates the questioning of the status quo. Precisely because of these capacities, many women artists are seen by the authorities as a threat, which often violate their basic Human Rights such as freedom of expression.
Female creators face a very specific type of repression. Patriarchy and the defiance towards the status quo generate a particular form of restrainment which affects women in a different way than it affects men. On the other hand women may suffer stronger and harder consequences than male artists by their artistic expressions. The public and the political role of female creators is reduced, by minimizing the distribution, exposure and advocacy of their products.
Xabaca puts forward the realization of artistic works linked to this whole context, taking into account the importance of gender and repression as fundamental aspects of the defense of freedom of expression and free creation of female Arab artists.
EXPECTED FORMAT FOR THE PROPOSALS
The artist has to present a digital format dossier with the following information:
INCLUDED IN THE XABACA PROJECT
Download the CALL in pdf
CALL in French
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