Residents

Since its establishment in 1977, The Arab British Centre has supported more than thirty resident organisations, providing subsidised work space. Today, residents continue to have the opportunity to grow and develop their work alongside like-minded individuals and benefit from the networks and promotion offered by The Arab British Centre.

Resident Organisation

Caabu (The Council for Arab-British Understanding) promotes an enlightened and positive approach to Arab-British relations by providing a forum for politicians, journalists, opinion formers and members of the public to co-operate on issues relating to the Arab world. Founded in 1967, its achievements include organising parliamentary delegations to the Arab world, engaging with the media for fair and informed reporting and reaching out to the next generation by working with young people and teachers in schools. Its mission is to influence, inform and inspire in the fields of politics, media and education in Britain.

http://www.caabu.org/

Resident Organisation

Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration (CTDC) is dedicated to promoting gender equality, women’s rights, the rights of sexual minorities and marginalised groups including refugees and asylum seekers.  We work towards achieving social, political and economic change across the world through research, consultancy services, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, project design, capacity building, awareness raising and educational programs.

http://ctdc.org/

Resident Organisation

Ibraaz is the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. Initiated by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation, it was launched at the 54th Venice Biennale as an online publishing platform. Ibraaz now publishes edited readers in print and runs public programmes at institutions across the globe. They have an editorial policy that addresses the formal and conceptual issues underwriting art as a practice and how artists work. In addition, we aim to explore how such practices address and reflect upon the complexities of contemporary life and art practices across North Africa and the Middle East.

http://www.ibraaz.org/

Resident Organisation

Palmusic UK (Friends of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music UK) is a UK-charity that nurtures the talent and skills of the next generation of Palestinian musicians through the provision of scholarships, instruments and music training. They link British and Palestinian musicians and create opportunities for further education and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

http://www.palmusic.org.uk/

Resident Organisation

Shubbak Festival is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary art and culture from across the Arab world, bringing the best artists, musicians, directors, dancers and performers from across the region to London for a two week celebration of outstanding culture from the Arab work to audiences of over 50,000. Shubbak 2017 will take place from 1 – 16 July 2017 in locations across London.

http://www.shubbak.co.uk/

Resident Organisation

Zaytoun is a Community Interest Company founded in 2004 to create and develop a UK market for artisan Palestinian produce. In 2009 it launched the world’s first ever Fairtrade olive oil, a tribute to the hard work of the Palestinian producers and processors with whom it works.   Zaytoun products are available in Selfridges Food Hall, Whole Foods Market, Planet Organic, Traidcraft and a wide network of independent retailers nationwide.

http://zaytoun.org/

Associate Resident

Arts Cabinet is a research-led arts charity dedicated to expanding knowledge of contemporary art practices. Its activities explore and address thematic topics that are artistically and socially relevant.  These topics provide frameworks for enquiry through artistic-research practices. They are articulated by artists, scholars and other thinkers. Arts Cabinet’s long term mission is to become a repository of live research and an archive of contemporary cultural knowledge.

http://artscabinet.org/

Associate Resident

Banipal  is in independent literary magazine publishing contemporary Arab authors and poets in English translation, presenting both established and emerging Arab writers in English for the first time. The three issues a year include poems, short stories and excerpts from novels as well as author interviews, profiles and book reviews. The Arab-British Centre and Banipal established the library of modern Arab literature (BALMAL), which is housed at The Arab British Centre.

http://www.banipal.co.uk/

Associate Resident

Associate Resident

Friends of Birzeit University supports the right to education and its role in the wider development of Palestinian society.

http://www.fobzu.org/