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Egypt’s Ministry of Culture Looks to Empower Entrepreneurs with ‘Creative Circles’ Competition

The initiative comes as part of Egypt’s 2030 vision, specifically its aim of strengthening the creative economy.

As the world continues to get to grips with a post-pandemic world, Egypt’s Ministry of Culture has joined its peers, the Ministry of Local Development and the Ministry of International Cooperation, in looking to provide a platform for the country’s brightest minds.

Earlier this week, Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayam announced the launch of the Creative Circles competition, the winner of which will get the opportunity to fund their idea and collaborate with the ministry’s own projects.

With funding provided by the European Union National Institutes of Culture - and facilitated by the Goethe Institut - the initiative feeds into Egypt’s 2030 vision, specifically its goal to strengthen the creative economy and provide more opportunities for young Egyptians in the creative and artistic communities. The competition comes as a breath of fresh air on an entrepreneurial landscape that has been focusing on digitalisation, a move that has been hyper-accelerated by the impact of COVID-19 and the restrictions it has enforced.

The fate of the applicants lies in the hands of a jury boasting decades of experience and will include the likes of founder of FEPS Business Incubator, Heba Zaki, and Investment Manager at Ergo Media Ventures, Gamal Guemeih.

The deadline for applications is on Sunday November 15th.  Find out more here.

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