Art Enables – 2019-2021
Donor: Drosos Foundation
We began the journey of this project with an exploratory question: How can the art enable people with disabilities ?
We worked with different age groups, and people with diverse abilities; we promoted the integration of people with disabilities through the arts . Disabled and non-disabled people came together to play music, sing , draw and learn handicrafts that can empower them economically.
The arts has been also used as tool for self-expression, advocacy and breaking the barriers and stereotypes. We targeted 120 people as part of the different art workshops organized.
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Body Mapping (2019-2020)
Donor: RAWA: Creative Palestinian Communities Fund
As part of this project, we succeeded in turning the Covid19 pandemic challenge of isolation into an opportunity for communication. We worked with our students with disabilities using the digital media available while they were at home and helped practice and produce arts through which they communicated and broke the isolation of the pandemic.
Horizons/Afac – Art Residencies (2021)
Donors: British Council & Palestinian Cultural Fund – Ministry of Culture
A creative learning journey ,in which (Art to Heart) brought together 15 emerging disabled and non-disabled artists over a period of (3) months, through which they were able to freely select and share together different topics for their artistic projects, in order to shed the light on various social issues or human feelings emerging from their own experiences, or the experiences of others.
Their ideas were embodied in dual artistic productions, and dealt with different topics such as the homeland, woman, motherhood, diversity and accepting difference, costumes, heritage, mental illness, hidden energies and the ability to be renewed and reborn.
With support of the British Council, and the Palestinian Cultural Fund- Ministry of Culture.
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Masar project , 2020-2021
Donors: A.M. Qattan Foundation and SDC
Believing that social change begins with the community itself, Masar project aimed at triggering dialogues to identify the needs of the local community in the old city in Nablus. It also highlighted the challenges and the problems that the local community would like to bring to the attention of the policy makers in the city. Arts and Culture were used by the local community as tools for self-expression, advocacy and a means to raise their voices. As an outcome Mothers of Love has been established as a lobbying group by mothers of persons with disabilities.
Arts and a Profession: 2021
Donor: Care International
The project aimed to economically empower mothers of children with disabilities and young women with disabilities. Twenty participants enrolled in handcrafts workshops with the aim to encourage them produce income generating products.
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