Arts for Gaza is an initiative organized by Gallery One and Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre to raise funds and support the arts and cultural scene in Gaza that was not spared during the latest Israeli assault that destroyed many institutions partially or fully. According to a preliminary survey, the damages inflicted on the sector amount to US$ 3.5 million. As culture and the arts tend to be the last recipients of support during a humanitarian crisis, this initiative hopes to raise enough funds to help our colleagues survive this predicament.
Several artists have generously donated artworks for sale, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Central Union of Cultural Centres in Gaza, a non-profit arts organization that oversees the work of more than 52 institutions and cultural centers throughout the Strip. The Union seeks to provide a unique creative forum that enables intellectuals and artists to work on supporting, crystallizing, and drafting a Palestinian cultural identity that contributes positively to the processes of social and political change in Palestine.
You can support this initiative by buying artworks and spreading the word. The initiative runs until July 15, 2021.
For an updated list of artworks, please visit Artsy. For information, please contact Samar Martha, director of Gallery One, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Renad Shqeirat, director of Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, at email@example.com.