Visual and Performing Arts Programs (Academic and Outreach)

Where
Palestine
When
2020
Who
Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
1. Art education is a valid and essential tool for the building of intellectual capacity, critical thinking awareness of social/political/economic issues happening in Palestine under occupation 2. Artistic, design and all creative fields are needed in Palestine to enhance the higher education offerings 3. Art is an effective tool of communication that tells the Palestinian story creatively with no linguistic limitations 4. Art is a strong motivator that empowers the individual to be proactive, flexible, aware of issues around him/her that makes his/her able to make an impact for change 5. Graduates are finding employment easier than other disciplines in Palestine, thus lessening the unemployment rates in the country 6. The increasing number of international artists coming to teach, conduct master classes, work with our students and graduates, etc. 7. Provide an alternative educational experience which relies on and develops the student's creative capacities. 8. Provide creative and productive employment opportunities which enable Palestinians to shape their society and future. 9. Facilitate interaction between Palestinian women and men from all sectors of society and with people from around the globe in order to promote intercultural understanding, tolerance and respect. 10. Drive the development and enrichment of Palestinian culture, especially the arts and music, which has suffered under the Israeli occupation. 11. Preserve and develop traditional Palestinian arts and crafts to meet international standards and compete in the global market, while maintaining the distinctive Palestinian Arab characteristics and identity 12. Cultivate an active international network of artists, musicians, journalists, experts and educators 13. Higher Education in the fields of art, culture, design and heritage 14. Technical and vocational training in the applied arts and cinema at the level of diploma
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
• Qualified artists and producers of culture capable of engaging in the global art and cultural scene • Enhanced awareness in the society regarding social, political and other relevant matters, where art can be used as a medium of communication • Ongoing production of art works, films, music, publications, etc • Putting art and culture on the Palestinian Higher Education map as relevant and valid fields of academic study
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Transversal Priority(ies)
Youth