Tulkarem: Concluding 2nd round of the 3D: Culture, Art and Social Engagement (CASE) project
Tulkarem – A.M. Qattan Foundation
In collaboration with the Deir al-Ghusun Municipality and Deir al-Ghusun Charitable Society, Dar Qandeel for Arts and Culture concluded the second round of3D: Culture, Art and Social Engagement (CASE) project. The event was organised on Wednesday, 13 February 2019, in the town of Deir al-Ghusun, north of Tulkarem.
The activity featured a variety of events. In a Palestinian bazaar, women from Deir al-Ghusun exhibited homemade products and art works. An art exhibition featured a collection of art works by artists from the Tulkarem governorate. Art works were exhibited in the public space on house walls and sidewalks. An art library and culture centre were also inaugurated in a heritage house belonging to the Abu Saa’ family. The house has been renovated and used as a culture and art space, which caters for young potentials and talents. It also provides a permanent and open platform for expression.
In the presence of staff members of the A.M. Qattan Foundation (AMQF) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), a conversation was held between local residents, guests, and partner institutions at the Badd al-‘Aqed building. This is a historical structure that dates back to the early 19th century. Refurbished in the context of the Culture, Art and Social Engagement project, the building provides a public space in the town. In addition to hosting public meetings, local residents use the building to observe a variety of private and public occasions.
A walk was also organised to the Wildlife Museum in the Wad Massin area in Deir al-Ghusun. The museum was established by the town residents and volunteers in the context of the Culture, Art and Social Engagement project as well.
3D: Culture, Art and Social Engagement (CASE) was implemented by the Dar Qandeel for Arts and Culture with support from the Culture, Art and Social Engagement project and co-funded from the AMQF and SDC. The programme was carried out in partnership and collaboration with local residents of Deir al-Ghusun, Deir al-Ghusun Municipality, Deir al-Ghusun Charitable Society, and several public figures and organisations in the town.