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Ashkal Alwan - The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts

National Network: 
Jisr el Wati, street 90, Bldg. 110, 1st foor
Beirut 2066-8421
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

The Ashkal Alwan team is comprised of 3 full-time employees and 1 part-timer. Furthermore the association has an It-consultant, web-master, editors, accountant, lawyer and cleaning personal. Ashkal Alwan collaborates with a number of partners in relation to our programs and events. Among our partners are Metropolis Art Cinema, Zico house, Beirut Art Center and many more. Ashkal Alwan has a strong international network with other institutions internationally among those are the Townhouse Gallery in Cairo and Platform Garanti in Istanbul. Ashkal Alwan is funded by the Ford Foundation, the Heinrich Boll Foundation and the Foundation for Arts Initiatives.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan is a non-profit organization based in Beirut, Lebanon. Over the past 15 years, the association has been committed to the production, facilitation and diffusion of artistic practices across a range of disciplines and media, such as installation, video art, film, photography, performance and written works, and to the documentation and compilation of an archival record of contemporary intellectual and creative endeavors. Ashkal Alwan’s program includes the Home Works Forum on Cultural Practices, curated projects in Lebanon and abroad, producing literary and artistic books and publications, artists in residency programs, art production grants and compiling its own library and archive.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Home Works Forum Artist-in-Residency Program The Research Archive Hub Publishing Video Works and the Production Grants and Commissions Curating The Home Works Academy www.ashkalalwan.org