NAAS provides a range of services to its members, with the aim of supporting them toward institutional sustainability and development, creating opportunities to increase solidarity among them, and reconfiguring the cinema-going publics in the Arab region.
Through its core program, “Cinapses”, NAAS allocates financial support to joint initiatives put forward by its members pertaining to their programmatic development. Joint initiatives entail a core component implemented in partnership between a minimum of two co-applicants, consisting of NAAS members and/or affiliates.
NAAS regularly partners with peer institutions to create training programs that address selected themes pertaining to film programming ranging from the technical to the archival curation.
NAAS also activates the circulation of films within the network through recommendations, mediation and partnerships with film distributors and agencies, regional and international festivals, and archival institutions.
Through its various programs, including training and regional encounters, NAAS harnesses the expertise and resources around the network to catalyze peer learning, building connections and developing capacities for its members.