PLACES AND ORGANISATIONS
Beirut Art Center
The Beirut Art Center opened in 2009 and is the first centre for contemporary Arts in Lebanon. This 700 m² venue presents and promotes local and international contemporary art. Every year, the cycle Exposure focuses on fledging Lebanese artists through a collective exhibition.
Arab Image Foundation
The Arab Image Foundation was founded in 1997 in Beirut. Its goal is to collect, preserve and study photographic culture from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab Diaspora. Its archive holds over 300 000 pictures from 1860 though today. The Foundation develops many activities and events such as exhibition, publications, videos, online databases etc. Its archive is substantial resource for artists, researchers and cultural institutions. The AIF is managed by ten artists, researchers, publishers etc.
Ashkal Alwan was founded in 1994 and is a platform for the creation and the exchange of artistic practices. The association is committed to education, production, support and circulation of creative and intellectual endeavours in all fields. This Lebanese association for plastic arts offers a residency programs, publications, productions, a library and a research hub.
Umam Documentation and Research
UMAM is an NGO whose mission is to examine the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) through culture. UMAM aims to set off a collective reflection on the issues of Lebanese history, by developing cultural activities, an archive collection, workshops and research.
B-Beirut’s aim is to unite artists and the community, to provide them with exposure and visibility, as well as to grant them a space to interact with other up-coming artists and the public.