Support young creative people in Palestine
We are supporting young creative people in Palestine with a space and resources so they can freely create art, music and radio.
About this project
'If I didn’t make art, I would be dead’. Arist – Ruba Amira Salameh, Jerusalem
We at In Place of War believe that the freedom to be creative is a basic human right. We set up spaces that allow people to be creative in war zones and places suffering conflict. We have a creative entrepreneurial programme that helps young people take their creativity and make a living from it. We mobilise young creative people, giving them the opportunity to have a more global platform to tell their stories and the reality of conflict, as opposed to media perspectives.
We recently visited Nablus in West Bank and were profoundly impacted with the situation for young people living in an occupied land. People suffer many challenges in their everyday life.
But despite this, young people want to be creative - they want to record music, they want to make radio and they want to document their stories. We want to make that happen. So, we collected over £50,000 worth of equipment here in the UK and we have trained trainers in the creative entrepreneurial programme in Nablus.
We now need to ship the equipment and set up the music studio and cultural space. We want to pay local young people to run it and we want to support their creativity. All funding raised from this campaign will go directly to supporting the young people in Palestine.
Making these spaces gives people hope in situations of extreme adversity. Imagine when your world is turned upside-down by conflict, where do you turn to maintain hope.
Please help give young people in Palestine an peaceful alternative to conflict.
What we are fundraising for:
£1,000 will help us to ship the equipment we have collected to Nablus, West Bank.
If we exceed our fundraising total a further:
£5,000 will enable us to train and pay a person to run the music studio for 6 months, or pay a staff member to train young creative people in a creative entrepreneurial programme.
£10,000 will enable us to support local people in the development and delivery of their first music festival in Nablus.
£25,000 will enable us to support a full calendar of activity in the new cultural space - including the mobility of artists, training of the young people running the facilities, training of young creative entrepreneurs and the recording and release of a new album featuring local artists.
Full budgets and financial reports can be provided. Any donation no matter how small will go a long way...
Risks and challenges
We have already collected the equipment and identified a space to house it. We are working with The Palestinian House of Friendship and youth based organisation that has existed for many years. The main challenge is getting the equipment in, but we are working with shipping company, Mission Relief, The Qattan Foundation and other partners to resolve any potential issues. Risk is very low.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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