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The Public Programme supports the formation of collectives that demonstrate untraditional work with a stance of opposition to the ideas of tradition and professionalism in the current Palestinian cultural milieu. With a mix of different disciplines, these collectives are foreseen to shift the emphasis from the current consumption of neoliberal culture of ‘stage and spectacle’ to a cultural process that can make a shift and difference in the ‘local’ and produce a different imagination for an alternative future. A new round of open call for 2 to 3 new collectives is announced on a biennial basis. 

Tales collected by artists Fidaa Ataya and Dalal Odeh on their tours around many cities and villages across Palestine cover the wall in the first room at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre in Ramallah. In the inaugural ceremony of The Secret Stairs , an exhibition and performance, both artists...