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The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre Foundation is a non- governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture in Palestine. The Sakakini Centre was founded in 1996, and is located in Ramallah in a restored traditional mansion. The Sakakini works in three areas: The visual arts, Palestinian identity & narrative, and holding regular public activities such as: Art exhibits, concerts, literary events, film screenings, children’s activities, & lectures. Our goals & areas of work are: … (full text, on welcome page).
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Visual arts; Window to arts and cultures in Palestine;
Literature; Bibliography (in many languages);
About /General Information: … KSCC was established in May 1996 as a branch of the Palestinian Ministry of Culture but functioned with programmatic independence; nonetheless, in 1997, it was decided to transform the status of the centre to a non-governmental institution (NGO) to allow it to achieve its mission and goals fully. As a result, KSCC was registered in the Ministry of Interior in May 1998 and obtained a tax-exempt status granted to non-profit organizations from the Palestinian Ministry of Finance; and in August 1998 KSCC signed an agreement with the Ministry of Culture, whereby the Sakakini’s building remains the property of the Ministry, while it is used rent-free by KSCC.
Mission and Objectives:
KSCC strives to promote art and culture in the Palestinian society, through actions committed to the encouragement of creativity and the enhancement of the aesthetic in everyday life. The main goals of the centre are:
The Khalil Al Sakakini is unarguably one of the most prominent and active cultural organizations in Palestine. Indeed, the Center has also acquired an impeccable regional and international reputation because of its specialization and the high standards of the activities it offers to the public.
The Sakakini works in three _ areas: The visual arts, Palestinian identity & narrative, and holding regular public activities such as: Art exhibits, concerts, literary events, film screenings, children’s activities, & lectures. Our goals & areas of work are:
1. Nurturing the visual arts: … (full text).