Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
“Contemporary Linkages" project responds to the needs of Gaza-based artists. Through specialist supervision, the project organized a series of training courses, starting with conceptualization, development, research and experimentation, and leading to a coherent art proposal. A follow-up training course covering art practices, such as sculpture and printing, was implemented in collaboration with Arab and foreign artists. Through an open call process, the project also offered residency opportunities and production grants to artists from across the Gaza Strip. The project was supported by A. M Al Qattan Foundation.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
1. The exhibition presented works by 64 artists, 39 of whom had participated in the various opportunities enacted with the “Contemporary Linkages” project through production grants and artists’ residencies, as well as workshops on contemporary art. 2. The project offered an equal opportunity to male and female artists to use the workshop and gallery space and contributed significantly through its final exhibition to making the visual arts more accessible to local communities. 3. A total number of 3000 person attended the final exhibition 55 % men and 45% women.