Qalandiya International (QI) 2018

Al Hoash (Jerusalem)
Al Ma'mal (Jerusalem)
A. M. Qattan Foundation (Ramallah)
Eltiqa Group (Gaza)
Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (Ramallah)
Ramallah Municipality
Riwaq (Al Bireh)
Shababek for Contemporary Art (Gaza)
The Palestinian Museum (Birzeit)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Founded in 2012 as a joint contemporary art event that takes place every two years across Palestinian cities and villages.
QI aims to place Palestine on the world's cultural map by producing a series of exhibitions, as well as performances, talks, film screenings, workshops and tours, that open up channels for dialogue and exchange, both locally and internationally. As a partnership between art and culture organizations, QI works collectively to join forces to unify a fragmented geography.

The name 'Qalandiya' is associated with the main checkpoint operated by the Israeli military, disconnecting West Bank cities and communities from Jerusalem and beyond.
The setting of daily subjugation and humiliation, it represents the oppressive grip of the occupation. Yet 'Qalandiya' has other connotations that have been blurred or erased. It recalls the closed and abandoned Jerusalem airport; it is also the site of the Qalandiya refugee camp, and the village of Qalandiya now divided by the separation wall. A meeting place of contradictions, it is now a place, and symbol, of disconnection, isolation, segregation and fragmentation. Qalandiya International reclaims the name in a defiant and positive celebration of visual arts and culture across a fragmented and divided Palestine and its diaspora.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Collaborative in nature and ambitious in scale, QI is an attempt to join forces and resources and form links across a fragmented geography - an innovative response to the need to find solutions that work for the collective rather than the individual institutions. In the broader perspective, besides generating opportunities for artists in the region and from elsewhere, QI also aims to engage the local public in programs not straitjacketed by realpolitik and allow them to look at art in a more imaginative and open manner.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
The House of Culture and Arts (Nazareth)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
International Art Academy - Palestine (Al Bireh),
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Arab Cultural Association (Haifa)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Darat Al Funun (Amman)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Dar El-Nimer (Beirut)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Palestine Regeneration Group (London)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Dar Al Kalima (Bethlehem)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: