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The A.M. Qattan Foundation (AMQF) is an independent institution, working in the knowledge and creativity sectors, using an integrative approach and targeting a variety of social groups, particularly children, teachers and young artists. It seeks to empower free individuals within a dynamic Palestinian and Arab culture, through a long-term, participatory developmental ethos. This is achieved through programmes that foster critical thinking, research, creativity and the production of knowledge, and that aim to provide inspiring models of giving, transparency and excellence.
Founded and registered in 1993 in the UK, with a registered branch in Palestine as a non-profit organisation since 1998, the Foundation’s operations are mainly in Palestine, with interventions in Lebanon through Selat: Links Through the Arts, and in the United Kingdom through The Mosaic Rooms.
The Culture and Arts Programme (CAP) mainly aims to support young artists by offering them incentives to develop their talents, enable them to achieve and/or present their creative projects and advance their knowledge and experiences. In support of artists’ technical, vocational and educational development, the Programme offers bursaries, production and promotion grants and prizes which it awards on a competitive basis. It also implements a number of national interventions like the Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA), Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field (VAFF), Young Writer of the Year Award (YWYA), and the Performing Arts Summer School (PASS). The Programme’s support is not limited to individuals; a significant share of its resources is allocated to support cultural and artistic programmes, activities and productions organised by institutions and art groups in Palestine and abroad. The Programme works across a number of different disciplines including the performing arts, visual arts, literature and the audio-visual arts. It also promotes cultural collaboration between Palestine, the Arab region and the rest of the world.
Special presentation in Universes in Universe
including a selection of visual arts projects and exhibitions
Internat. Architecture Exhibition, 22 May - 21 November 2021. Curator: Hashim Sarkis.
59th International Art Exhibition, 23 April - 27 November 2022. Artistic Director: Cecilia Alemani.