Create Cultural Spaces and Community Development

The Ministry of Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

An old building was renovated by MOC in 2014 at Birzeit to be used as a museum and cultural community center. It was qualified to host cultural events, artistic residency and activities of cultural exchange. It also contributes to community development and cultural revitalization efforts in Birzeit. 

Support from of the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science was received.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:
  • Preservation, restoration and use of traditional buildings as spaces for cultural activities.
  • Creation of a site for artistic residency and cultural exchange.
  • Strengthening partnership with local communities.
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
  • Creating a cultural center and a new space equipped to host events.
  • Using the archaeological identity of the site for  exhibitions and workshops related to heritage.
  • Promoting community participation in cultural activities.
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

$ 40000 from the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science.

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

The museum has been equipped and work is being in progress to run it in cooperation with Rozana Association and the Municipality of Birzeit.


Indicators used to determine impact:
Number of licensed cultural centersNumber of festivalsNumber of visitors of museums
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)