Music, Visual Art, Performance, Comedy, Film, Food and more by women artists from
the Arab World
"I wanted to provide a platform for Arab women artists to reclaim their bodies, reclaim their experiences, and reclaim their narratives as part of a wider attempt at increasing understanding of the Middle East and the Arab region" Joud Halawani Al Tamimi, Exhibition Curator, 2017
AWAN is produced by Arts Canteen
Founder & Director: Aser El Saqqa
Producer & Guest Programmer: Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso
Visual Arts Curator: Lizzy Vartanian Collier
Theatre Curator: Kate Al Hadid
Artistic Development Curator: Laura Rakotonirina
Volunteer Coordinator: Aysha Al-Fekaiki
Design: Lana Chukri
for people's stories”
– Al Jazeera on AWAN 2016
Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) is a multidisciplinary arts festival produced by Arts Canteen and established in 2015.
The festival showcases a versatile programme of artists across art forms, while enabling established and emerging artists to perform side by side. AWAN nurtures artists and the wider professional arts community.