About Tamasi: Tamasi is a collective of 11 independent performing arts organisations with members based in Jordan, Egypt, Palestine (West Bank & Gaza) & Lebanon.
Tamasi works across MENA & has extensive regional & international collaborations.
Tamasi works towards the flourishing of free & equitable societies in the MENA region. Members believe that the arts & culture are both the main vehicle & pillar for freedom of expression in the region. Our output includes: Performances, productions, capacity building, training & mentoring programs & opportunities for burgeoning & independent artists, sub granting & technical support, research & advocacy as well as venue development & rehabilitation. About Training of Trainers on Fundraising for the Arts & Culture in MENA:
As part of its effort to strengthen & increase the capacity of the independent arts sector, Tamasi identified the need for skilled fundraisers who can use a wide range of fundraising tools to mobilise resources for the independent arts sector in MENA. Tamasi, therefore, started a project in 2013 geared towards developing a core group of fundraisers for the sector through targeted training of trainers.
The training is based on the analysis and findings of a field and desk research commissioned by Tamasi in 2013. It is specifically tailored for the arts sector in MENA. The training module has been developed by =mc “The Management Centre UK” who also conducted the research in collaboration with Tamasi members.
Candidates selected for the training must commit to becoming trainers & mentors themselves in future trainings. In 2014, Tamasi will run this training twice. Cairo: 31 August—2 Sep. (Especially aimed at candidates from Egypt) Amman: 17 Nov—19 Nov (Especially aimed at candidates from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine & other MENA countries) These trainings will be followed by a specialized ToT (training of trainers) in 2015. The ToT will be aimed at selected candidates who have shown significant potential who have attended one of the above trainings.

Who Can Apply?
We welcome candidates from the entire MENA region. Candidates from the countries where Tamasi members operate are especially encouraged to apply (Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon).

Selection Criteria: Candidates applying for this training must:
• Be reasonably fluent in spoken and written English
• Have strong communication skills- especially presenting
• Have some experience or confidence in running training or workshops
• Have some understanding of marketing or fund-raising
• Have at least 2 years experience working in the independent arts/ culture sector &/or civil society sectors.

Tamasi Performing Arts collective will cover the costs of local travel, accommodation & meals. We have a limited budget for international travel for candidates from MENA.

How to Apply Please fill in the application form here and send to:
Please mark the subject line: Fundraising ToT Sep 2014 for Cairo training OR Funrdaising ToT Nov 2014 for Amman training.
Selected candidates may be called for an interview.
Only selected candidates will be contacted.
There is a very limited number of spaces and we aim to select only 10 candidates for each training.

Deadlines: 17 August for Cairo Training
15 October for Amman Training
If you have any queries, please contact