Wafa Hourani, Qalandia 2047, 2006. Installation view at the Young Artist of the Year Award, A. M. Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, 2006. Photo: Rula Halawani
A. M. Qattan Foundation works toward the development of culture and education in Palestine and the Arab world. With a particular focus on children, teachers, and young artists, it is active through three main programs: The Qattan Centre for Educational Research and Development, the Qattan Centre for the Child in Gaza City, and the Culture and Arts Programme (CAP).
CAP mainly supports young artists in performing and visual arts, literature, and the audiovisual field, offering them incentives to develop their skills and explore new horizons. It also promotes cultural collaboration between Palestine, the Arab region, and the rest of the world. Most recently, the Gaza Music School Project was launched to provide the first-ever structured long-term music education program in Gaza.
The A. M. Qattan Foundation’s working spaces and backyard showcase contemporary culture from Palestine and other parts of the world. The foundation also offers its guesthouse to visiting artists and cultural and educational practitioners.