Building alliances through the arts
Arab independent artists have often felt unrecognised - if not isolated - in their own societies, isolation caused by a rather hostile economic and socio-political environment. But with the recent transformations in the Arab region, things started to change: artists became major players in creating new discourses to empower their creative communities. A new awareness has emerged leading to a better dialogue with the societies they come from. What are the tools we dispose of as artists to sustain this civic dialogue? How can we create stronger alliances with other sectors while preserving our independence and the freedom of our imaginaries?