About the Partners

Kuwaiti Partners

British Council Kuwait

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We were founded in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940.

We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with more than 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year, we reached more than 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall, including online, through broadcasts and publications.


Kuwait has a wealth of stories to tell. These stories run deep through the city and are embedded in its architecture, its urban fabric and its people. Madeenah is a multidisciplinary platform that aggregates this knowledge from its community of partners and participants through a number of spatial practices; taking experience as the central mode of knowledge production.

Madeenah curates walking tours and invites researchers and enthusiasts to explore and share their views on the interconnected relationships between society and the city. Through this process, Madeenah aims to build an interactive repository of cultural information. The importance of Madeenah lies in its avid promotion of alternative spatial practices in the region by acting as mediators and critical agents between both private and public entities and other key stakeholders in the future development of the city.


LOYAC is a nonprofit organization based in Kuwait that works towards the overall development of the youth between the ages of five to thirty years old. Their mission is to empower the youth through unique opportunities to evolve them into highly effective humane citizens. LOYAC works towards their vision of a world of peace and prosperity by offering programs that focus on the personal and professional development of the youth. The programs include activities such as internships, workshops, travel, community service and much more.

UK Partners

Belfast Exposed

Northern Ireland

Belfast Exposed is Northern Ireland’s premier contemporary photography organisation, commissioning, publishing and showing work by artists and photographers from Northern Ireland and across the world. We are an independent, non-profit organisation and registered charity situated in the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast.

Belfast Exposed believe photography is for everyone, it is accessible, meaningful and has the ability to tell stories, allowing us to create dialogue and reflect upon our history, inform our present and inspire a positive future. Celebrating photography’s diversity and creativity, Belfast Exposed works with photographers, artists, academics, communities and business partners to explore photography’s powerful ability to make a meaningful contribution to the world.

Fruitmarket Gallery


The Fruitmarket Gallery programmes exhibitions with the best Scottish and International artists and enriches these with a wide variety of cultural and educational events. We are committed to making contemporary art accessible without under-estimating audiences or compromising art or the ideas it enacts. We create a welcoming space for people to think with art in ways that are meaningful to them – for free.

Our exhibitions, publications and events aim to show thinking happening, to demonstrate that art is a creative, active and generous cultural force, to resonate with visitors and to create an enriching, challenging context for an audience’s own ideas.

We believe that engaging with art in this way is enjoyable, leads to an improved quality of life, and revitalises our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as part of society.

The Hepworth Wakefield


The Hepworth Wakefield is an award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire, set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront overlooking the River Calder. Designed by the acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, the gallery opened in May 2011.

Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.



MOSTYN is Wales’ foremost contemporary gallery and visual arts centre and consists of several exhibition spaces, café, shop, meeting room and studio space.  MOSTYN presents outstanding and critically engaged international contemporary art that engages, inspires and encourages people to form and share new perspectives on the world through its programmes.

MOSTYN is a Registered Charity and its principal activity is the provision of contemporary visual arts in Llandudno and North Wales.  We are partially funded by Arts Council of Wales and Conwy County Borough Council, with other funding from charitable, private and government resources.  Funds raised by commercial operations – café, shop, venue hire and events are reinvested in pursuit of the organisation’s objectives.