The Palestine International Festival for Dance and Music (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Where
Palestine
When
2020
Who
Popular Art Centre
Ministry of Culture
Municipalities
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Palestine International Festival for Music and Dance (PIF) is a creative cultural and arts project which communicates with the outside world and contributes towards breaking the cultural siege which has been imposed on Palestine and Palestinian people for decades. The Festival at its core has a cultural and artistic quality and provides the Palestinian public with entertainment they crave for. The PIF was founded in 1993 to organize the first international festival and the largest annual arts and culture events in Palestine, contributing to the revival and restructuring of the artistic and cultural scene in Palestine.The festival proved to be a huge success and became an annual national event attracting more than 15,000 audiences annually. Popular Art Centre organizes the annual Palestine International Festival for Dance and Music in Ramallah, Jenin, Hebron, Gaza and Jerusalem.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
1. The festival attracts large numbers from various Palestinian villages and cities, hence strengthening interaction and ties between the Palestinians from different regions. 2. Communicate with the different cultures of the world, breaking the cultural blockade imposed on Palestinians by the occupation and adding cultural and artistic value to the lives of Palestinians residing in Palestine through hosting international dance and music troupes and international singers. 3. Contribute to reviving and restructuring the artistic and cultural scene in Palestine.