Baladk started in Amman in 2013 as a street art project initiated by a group of friends and volunteers of Al Balad Theater with the objective of linking the Theater’s goals and visions with the community, emphasizing the principle that exposure to art is a right regardless of social or cultural background. A collective of local emerging artists and musicians residing in the area successfully implemented the first project. It became an annual festival that brings together artists, art groups, and community organizations, empowering citizenship through different forms of street art, primarily murals.
The 6th edition of Baladk Street Art Festival will take place in Amman from 5 -10 May 2018 and will bring together street and graffiti artists from Jordan, the region and Europe. It is organized by Al Balad Theater in partnership with EUNIC, Greater Amman Municipality, National Paints, UMNIAH, FADA 317 and Amman Street Art.
Under the overall theme “People,” artists will create works that reflect how they perceive people around them, their interactions and appreciation of human life. Baladk will select walls for the murals in various neighborhoods making sure that they are visible and accessible. Applications for participation are accepted until 20 March 2018.
More information: baladkProject
A walk down Al Weibdeh hill to downtown Amman, with exciting examples of public art.