Egypt's culture ministry launches 'Creative Circles' competition for young entrepreneurs

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Nov 2020

The Creative Circles programme seeks to strengthen the creative economy while providing opportunities for owners of young companies

Creative circles

Egypt's culture ministry has announced launch of the 'Creative Circles' competition, inviting young entrepreneurs and the owners of companies in their startup stages to submit their projects.

The programme aims to strengthen the creative economy, provide opportunities for young companies, support institutions and individuals and work on sustainable creative development aligned with Egypt's 2030 vision, while focusing on young people working in creative and artistic industries.

Culture Minister Ines Abdel-Dayem added that the competition aims to discover projects and initiatives that could be developed into a cultural project carried out by young companies with a potential for growth.

The winners will get the opportunity to cooperate with the Ministry of Culture or contribute to the implementation of the project according to the Ministry's programmes.

The funds are provided by a grant given to the ministry by the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) represented by the Goethe Institute.

The applicants should comply with the following rules:

- The teamwork should comprise a minimum of three and a maximum of five members.
- The projects must be carried out by Egyptian nationals or legally registered Egyptian institutions.
- The age of the applicants should be above 18 years old, with the preference given to young people.
- The existence of a business model that achieves a profit margin and the project's economic and social feasibility is a must.
- Fill in the application form with all the details.
- Practical or academic experience is an asset.

The deadline to submit the projects is Sunday 15 November at 7pm.

For more details, check the announcement on the ministry's website here

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