Popular Art Centre (PAC)
The Popular Art Centre (PAC) is a Palestinian NGO, founded in 1987 during the first Intifada by EL-Funoun, the Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe. The aim was to provide a forum for local dance groups, musicians and artists.
The PAC quickly became the leading cultural centre in the West Bank, organizing annual music and dance festivals (including the Palestine International Festival For Music and Dance), conducting a range of arts programs for children, establishing a cinemateque and promoting traditional music and dance.
Throughout the years, the PAC has attracted hundreds of individuals to participate in its activities and has promoted the development of other Palestinian cultural activities, centres and festivals. The PAC is a member of the Network of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations (PNGO), a member of the International Council for Folkloric Festivals (CIOFF), and an active member of the Art Centres’ Network.