Women painting at the CCAA in Kabul, 2010. Courtesy CCAA
Established in August 2004 by a group of mostly young, female artists, the Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan (CCAA) is an independent artistic and cultural center in Kabul. National and international artists and experts now form the center’s advisory committee.
In 2006, the CCAA changed focus and established the only women’s art center in Afghanistan. Today, it provides equal opportunities for men and women, and is also working with children.
The CCAA aims to promote the advancement and empowerment of women as an integral part of the process of democratization and civilization. The center also provides a new artistic atmosphere for self-expression and individuality.
Currently, the CCA A is working with artists in the visual arts, installation, painting, video art, photography, and miniatures.