- Start date: 1 November 2021
- End date: 30 January 2024
- Funder: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- Value: £150,000
- Primary investigator: Professor Gehan Selim
- Co-investigators (additional Faculties): Dr Deema Refai
- Postgraduate students: Dr May Newiser
The Creative Economies Through Youth-led Arts and Craft in Jordan (CEARC) project is an initiative led by the University of Leeds, UK and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Fund (Project Reference: AH/W006855/1) to demonstrate the value of heritage-inspired creative arts and crafts in developing an innovative and sustainable economy and livelihoods through community-led enterprise, knowledge exchange, skill training and development in Jordan.
As with all the Umm Qais Heritage projects, CEARC is a collaboration between the local community and heritage professionals in Jordan and the UK and will establish a local hub of creative arts and cultural heritage to build capacity in technology acquisition and application to support local enterprise and job creation for young people, especially women and girls, from the local community in Jordan.