ARA is a dynamic space for communication and creation. It is a
collective community of eclectic forms of expression. We offer
residency and commission artistic projects for young Syrian artists.
We are non profit non partisan organization that aims to build cross-border dialogue and creates an on-going interactive platform between Syrian artists and the world.
We provide space and opportunity for emerging talents to express and create freely. Every two to four weeks two new Syrian young Artists has the opportunity unconditionally to live and work at ARA with all materials and living requirements provided . In this intimate creative environment , artists are able to connect with each other and with local and regional networks , the result is a unique Forum for Syrian artworks to reach a wider audience and to develop in an atmosphere of freedom of expression.
At the end of their stay each artist leaves behind one of artworks created at ARA during his or her stay which we hope will grow into a unique collection of Syrian Art from this pivotal moment in its History .
A special book with all works of Artists and their profiles will be published .
This will not only turn ARA into an artistic destination in its own right , collaboration with other cultural artistic partners promise to result in exhibitions of Syrian Contemporary Art within Lebanon and across the world .