Campaign unsuccessfully ended on: 23 May,2017
We are Haven for Artists, a local-based non-profit arts organisation, which is for the arts by the arts. Haven is based in Beirut, Lebanon, but aims to support new and emerging artists throughout the Middle-Eastern region.
This crowdfunding campaign is to help us reach our goals. Firstly being the sustainability of the Haven house workshops and projects to encourage and strengthen the cultural and artistic aspects of our community. Second to continue the many projects we have already underway, such as projects for social engagement and awareness campaigns. Thirdly to prolong and sustain the Haven for Artists International Artist residency program. Where artists from any where in the world can contact Haven and receive one of the three available residencies. The residencies are for free to all the artists in exchange for giving workshops and preparing their projects for either exhibition or showcasing and the end of their term.
Haven for Artists’ community engagement is divided into two facets: The first of them being Haven-led programs which make way for the organization and implementation of Haven-led projects; these range anywhere from large artistic gatherings and concerts to exhibitions and festivals, where independent and emerging artists are encouraged to create in a safe space that is not bounded by the constraints of the region’s cultural conservatism.
The second facet is the more tangible Haven House café, which is located in a 1950’s classic Lebanese House in Mar Mkhayel, refurbished and designed by the founding artists themselves. The house is an exhibition in itself, as almost everything found within it was built through upcycled wood from an abandoned school in Tripoli. In the Haven House, artists are encouraged to work and discuss their projects with fellow artists and peers. The Haven House acts as the organization’s headquarters, also encouraging artists and art enthusiasts to come in and develop their projects with the insightful help of the Haven team. Through this, not only does Haven for Artists aim to provide a safe haven to its community, but also strives to promote the liberating act of artistic expression through providing them with a platform to do so.
_the Haven House hosts:
Below are some of the workshops currently held in the Havenhouse:
o Darkroom sessions
o Film Nights
o Yoga sessions
o Performance poetry
o Language courses //French and Arabic
o Script and writing workshops
o DIY carpentry workshops
o Flute making workshops
o On-location curation
o Paint mixing
o Photography session
o How to manage your artwork and contracting
Haven gatherings attract hundreds of art enthusiasts and attendees and have hosted over 180 participating artists. After hosting 39 artistic gatherings, 25 screenings, 120 jam sessions, 2 festivals, which include exhibitions, musical performances, and spoken word, Haven for Artists has opened the Haven House. After opening in June 2016 the HavenHouse serves primarily as an art hub, a consistent physical space where artists are supported and encouraged by an interdependent community of both artists and their peers. The acting Haven team continuously strives to build and improve the community in which peer-to-peer education, forums and collaborative projects can be used to assist aspiring and emerging artists to obtain the tools and skills necessary to pursuing their true passions.
_the haven community are the artists themselves
Haven launched the "Meet the Protagonist" campaign to better introduce the world and the community within the Middle East to the artists that reside in the region.
_Haven House location
haven house is located in the heart of Beirut in Mar Mikhael, Beirut. It is a 1950's classical Lebanese house redesigned and refurbished by various artists from a multitude of backgrounds and skill sets. Most of the wood was donated to Haven from an old demolished school located in Tripoli, Lebanon, whereas the remainder of material was found and collected up-cycled from locations across Beirut, using materials such as old piping, windows and doors.
The house was entirely refurbished and given a interior facelift with a haven touch. artists built the house's furniture from scratch, and created beautiful installations throughout the house. Haven furniture and installations will be available for exhibition and purchase. artists will continually build new pieces to replace those sold in a cycle of creative construction, making the house itself a living gallery.
_Haven in the press:Relying on word of mouth and our online exposure, Haven has slowly made its way into national and international media and is mentioned in the following outlets:
Next time you are in Beirut, come in and say hi! Otherwise find us on facebook, Instagram, youtube, soundcloud and twitter!
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