Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
The Jerusalem Show is a major cultural event organized in the old city of Jerusalem since 2007 and every two years. Encompassing art exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks, film screenings and guided tours. The Show has taken the entire Old City of Jerusalem both as a contextual starting point and as a venue to engage with, producing works and events that reflect the importance of Jerusalem as an artistic, cultural, political, and social urban space. Local and international artists present their projects as part of the program.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
The Jerusalem Show has brought recognition and presence for Palestinian art and artists on the international art scene. It has allowed interaction between the artists (local and foreign) and the community. It has activated and transformed several unused spaces and buildings in the Old City of Jerusalem into hubs for enjoyment of art, for debate, performance, exhibits and workshops. It has raised a strong positive voice of resilience and steadfastness in the city of Jerusalem against policies of segregation, discrimination and culturicide. It provided resources and means for local artists to produce and exhibit their work to local and international audience. It provided space and time for interaction, exchange and learning amongst the participating artists (local and foreign). It allowed for the synthesis of all the work done throughout the year and the intellectual input to be viewed as a whole and to be studied, analyzed and reflected upon in ways that amplifies the benefits derived from the action and adds to the body of knowledge and accumulated experience of over 14 years, now.