Syria/ 8.1 Direct and indirect support to artists  

8.1.4 Support to professional artists associations or unions

There is no state-sponsored grants awarding program on full-time art employment system in the country and there is no official or union approach to establish such system to look after art and artists. However, efforts are currently underway at the Syrian Trust for Development (Rawafed Program) to create an patron for cultural programs launched by artists and art mangers to train, support, and assist them for a limited period to be able later on to continue their art and cultural programs independently.

Chapter published: 09-05-2016