About

Learn more about the City Artists Network MedeArts
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Creating and enabling an independent artistic network that targets young people

MedeArts is aiming to create environments where our members can experiment, research and learn from each other so we can develop visionary artists who will be the creative thinkers of the future. In addition, providing a supportive and vibrant artistic community where creativity can be nurtured while providing capacity building opportunities and helping our members to understand the art market and the world of the professional artist to enable them to make informed choices within their creative practice.

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Our Vision

Cities and governorates that are pioneers in artistic and cultural productions, capable of using culture and art to advocate societal and rights issues and promote freedom of expression.

Our Mission

Creating and enabling an independent artistic network that targets young people, particularly artists and cultural activists, seeking to enhance cooperation and joint artistic and cultural production, assisting them in advocating their rights and cultural issues through art.
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Our Mission

Creating and enabling an independent artistic network that targets young people, particularly artists and cultural activists, seeking to enhance cooperation and joint artistic and cultural production, assisting them in advocating their rights and cultural issues through art.
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Our Values

1- Cooperation, joint work and solidarity: We believe that cooperative, joint work and solidarity between young individuals is a fertile environment for creativity and the creation of pioneering and contemporary ideas, and an important force to face challenges while respecting the local context of each place, region, group and individual.
2- Acceptance / respect for others: We seek to advocate the concept of acceptance and enhance this behavior among young individuals and in societies, to respect the other, regardless of who they are.
3- Equality and social justice (gender): We believe that empowering women and enhancing their presence as leaders is a priority, for that MedeArts tends to give a priority to creative, artistical, cultural projects led by women.
4- Contributing in providing Arabic language content: Arabic language is considered the official language in MedeArts, while enhancing our contribution in providing creative, cultural and artistic content in Arabic language, taking gender-sensitive language into account.
5-Protection of the national and cultural heritage:By contributing through programming and supporting projects specialized in reviving and preserving the intangible heritage of the area.
6- Ensuring freedom of expression: We believe in providing safe spaces and platforms for young individuals to implement innovative artistic, and cultural projects in disregard of restrictions which come from community and societal norms.
7- Promote Dialogue: We support dialogue sessions between young individuals and government institutions, and between young individuals and their families, especially those who face radical challenges with their families or communities rejecting their ideas or projects related to creativity, arts, entrepreneurship and culture.
8- Using arts as a means of advocacy: We believe in the importance of arts for supporting human rights and cultural advocacy processes for spreading peace and initiating change, and all network’s activities follow this value and methodology.
9-Emphasizing the existence of pluralism:We believe in diversity and pluralism in all its forms and types as an added value to enrich the modern cultural, artistic and creative work.
10- Trust and transparency: We are committed to be a reliable partner, and we believe that all our work must be fair, transparent, representative of cultural and social diversity, and include marginalized societies, far from centralization.

Our Reports

Get to know more about us, our goals, core values, programs and yearly achievements by browsing our yearly reports.

Our Team

We combine global expertise and local insight to help you
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Co-FounderMohammad Sammour

sammour@medearts.org
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FounderSafi Adnan

safi@medearts.org
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Interested to join our team?

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