Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre
The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture in Palestine. The Sakakini was founded in 1996, and is located in Ramallah in a restored traditional mansion.
The Sakakini works in three areas: The visual arts, Palestinian identity & narrative, and holding regular public activities such as: Art exhibits, concerts, literary events, film screenings, children's activities, & lectures. Our goals & areas of work are:
Nurturing the visual arts
Developing visual artists’ creative skills, nurturing new talents, and exhibiting and collecting art works.
Recording & disseminating Palestinian narrative
Organizing projects that express intimately and creatively the Palestinian experience. Developing programs exploring Palestinian cultural heritage, and collective memory.
Energizing cultural life
Organizing regular, diverse, and public art events. Organizing outreach programs to encourage the emergence of new audiences for the arts in vasrious segments of society, and age groups. As such, the Sakakini conducts 6-8 activities monthly ranging from concerts, art exhibits, book readings, poetry readings, kids activities, film screenings, and other seasonal programs. In addition to long term projects in the three fields described above. The Sakakini also transfers some of its activities outside of Ramallah, such as to Bir Zeit, Gaza City, and Bethlehem, to break the Israeli siege.