Support the Dar Jacir Project

Deadline: June 23, 2017
Location: Bethlehem, Palestine

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About this project

Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research will be an autonomous cultural center located in our family home, built by my great great grandfather al Mukhtar Yusuf Jacir in 1890 in Bethlehem.

We envision the center as a place in which the history and the contemporary conditions of Bethlehem will meet, enabling the production of new works of art and visions of the future. It will be a learning hub for the Bethlehem community and beyond — a place to ask questions, exchange ideas, and grapple with our present-day situation.

Our focus will be on visual art, cinema, and the construction of a research center to house the Jacir Ottoman archives — a vast collection of rare visual and textual material from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. We will also be hosting a small residency program with a special focus on the Bethlehemite community living in Chile. There will be a myriad of activities including workshops, exhibitions, master classes, and a place for visiting international and local artists and scholars to come and stay.