This year, Artsadmin is partnering with Arts Canteen to co-curate the ASWAT Commissions for the AWAN Festival 2024. ASWAT (meaning ‘voices’ in Arabic) is a platform spotlighting emerging artists with a practice within performance art who identify as Arab Women.
Five artists have been selected for the commission, funded by the Cockayne foundation. The commission includes a three-day residency at Toynbee Studios, £1,500 artist fee, producer support from both Artsadmin and Arts Canteen, and the opportunity to showcase work at AWAN festival on 30 March at Rich Mix, London.
We are thrilled to announce that the five artists chosen by Artsadmin and Arts Canteen are:
- Alia Hamaoui
- Bint Mbareh
- Jessica El Mal
- Riwa Saab
- Tasneim Zyada
About Awan Festival 2024
AWAN, Standing for Arab Woman Artists now, Festival is an annual festival established in 2015 and run by Arts Canteen, spotlighting the creative work of those who identify as Arab women.
AWAN 2024 will take place in London from 29 February to 30 March 2024. Boasting over 30 events, audiences can expect a plethora of unique experiences with music, theatre and performance, comedy, cabaret, talks, film, family events, workshops, exhibitions and much more. Events will spring up across London at venues including Africa Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Grand Junction, Rich Mix, Garden Cinema, Arab British Centre, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, The Mosaic Rooms and more.
AWAN is sponsored and funded by Arts Council England, Cockayne Foundation, The London Community Foundation and Bagri. AWAN thanks them for all their generosity and support.
Visit AWAN’s website to find out more on this years programme and previous lineups.