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

2018 Collaborators:

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

we are:

“A platform

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.

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