Lebanese, Argentine Assoc. win Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture at UNESCO
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) PARIS, April 24 (KUNA) -- A Lebanese woman and an Argentine association that promotes Arab Culture emerged as joint winners of the 15th Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture at the UNESCO in Paris, the UN body said in a statement.
UNESCO Direct-General Audrey Azoulay will preside the official award ceremony on May 15 in the French capital.
Christine Tohme of Lebanon is a cultural organiser and curator and founded the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts (Ashkal Alwan) and was rewarded for her work in promoting an environment for intellectual initiatives across a broad range of disciplines, including writing, publishing, documentation and archives, research, debate and partnerships on a regional and international level.
Argentina's Association for Cinema Promotions and Cultural Diversity is an NGO that promotes Arab Culture in Latin America by organising film festivals and other cultural and audio-visual events and regional programmes.
Both winners will share equally the USD 60,000 prize money in the 2018 Sharjah Prize. (end) jk.bs
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