AWAN stands for Arab Women Artists Now and wants to provide a platform for beginner and more established female artists from the Arab world and the diaspora. Progressive and more traditional voices, in all disciplines, are addressed in a dual program. The afternoon consists of an interactive, dynamic set of performances, short films, discussions with artists, discussions on various themes (self-censorship, mobility, empowerment, imaging, refugee issues, etc.). In the evening, we bring a festive program of music, dance and DJs. AWAN was launched by Arts Canteen (London) in 2015, where a fourth edition will take place in March 2018. Interested artists can send a proposal to Arts Canteen. More information can be found in the following link: AWAN 2018 Application Form Curator of AWAN 2018 London, Lizzy Vartanian Collier, will also be present on 11 November in Ghent.
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Interviews and round table conversations in Dutch and English, interrupted by performances, film and pieces from literary work. With Laila Samy (The Story of N / A Short Film, Egypt) Aya Sabi (Writer, BE) Razan Hassan (performance, Syria) Hannah Khalil (acting writer, Ireland / Palestine) Makoto Calli (visual, BE) Lizzy Vartanian Collier (curator, Lebanon / UK) Samira Bendadi (Moderate, Mo Magazine)
19:30 PM – 00:00 AM Concerts, dance and DJs With Aminata Abdoul (Soul, BE) Shadia Mansour (Hip Hop, Palestine) Dabke dance and music followed by an After party with a DJ