Contemporary art is rarely the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about Palestine. Artschool Palestine wants to change all that. ASP is a collaborative project started two years ago to nurture, support and promote Palestinian contemporary art practice and place it within the international contemporary art scene. Recently, ASP supported a new solo exhibition at Brunei Gallery (London) by Palestinian artist Khalil Rabah as part of the artist’s on-going project, The Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind. In 2005, ASP supported the entry of eight filmmakers into the Kerry International Film Festival in Ireland.
ASP also offers an artist-in-residence program and provides a wide range of services such as festival submission listings, artist-in-residencies and international internship opportunities, travel awards, funding opportunities, articles and essays about Palestinian art practice, and an extensive listing of Palestinian cultural organizations.
For more information, check out the ASP website.