8 Al Jawalida St, New Gate, Old City P.O.Box 14644, Jerusalem 91146
- Youth and education
Al Ma’mal is a non-profit organization, based in a former tile factory located in the New Gate, in the Old City of Jerusalem, and serves its surrounding community and the city’s visitors through a contemporary art programme of learning, creating, and presenting. Since 1998, Al Ma’mal has been a hub for art and education, in spite of the situation on the ground, building bridges with the world and honouring Jerusalem's own enduring qualities as a complex, culturally rich, ageless city. Through the learning and public programs, it has engaged the communities among which it is situated, providing spaces and opportunities for disadvantaged young people – disadvantaged in many more ways than the usual meaning of
mere poverty – to experience the potentialities and liberating impacts of creative action and visual thinking. In the heart of our vision, we consider a vibrant Palestinian society in Jerusalem and its surrounding areas is primordial to ensure the needed diversity, dynamism, and agency for future
generations and we continue to:
● Promote Palestinian art, culture, and heritage through creative and engaging programs and knowledge production.
● Advocate arts and culture for development and raise awareness of the importance of arts and culture in social and community development both locally and internationally.
● Empower and support artists and cultural practitioners with tools, skills, and knowledge for self-expression, development, production, and growth in the respective fields.
● Explore and present Jerusalem through multi-faceted interdisciplinary programs and content about Jerusalem to become a destination for Palestinian
narratives and perspectives in the City.
A. Promote the Arts: Promote Palestinian art, culture and heritage in Jerusalem through creative and engaging programs and knowledge production. B. Activate a Dynamic Cultural Space: Create a dynamic art and cultural space inside the Old City accessible to the diverse Palestinian community, becoming a model for an equitable, successful and vibrant community that is supportive of the arts; C. Explore & Present Jerusalem: Curate and present multi-faceted exhibitions, interdisciplinary programs and content about Jerusalem to become a destination for Palestinian narratives and perspectives in the city. D. Advocate Arts & Culture for Development: Raise awareness to the importance of art and culture in social and community development both locally and internationally. E. Advance Dialogue & Exchange: Avdvance dialogue and exchange amongst cultures, focusing on socially engaged projects and collaborations linking Palestine with the rest of the world, developed through partnerships locally and internationally. F. Empower & Support Artists: Empower artists and cultural practitioners with tools, skills, and knowledge for self-expression, development, production and growth in their respective fields. G. Strengthen Community Resilience & Development: Strengthen resilience of the broader Jerusalem community and promote local neighborhood development.
Al- Ma'mal targets: School students, children, youth and the elderly, Palestinian & International artists, artisans, cultural practitioners, professionals and experts.
The cultural community in Jerusalem, West Bank and 48 Historic Palestine, Palestinian schools and faculty, university art faculty teachers and fresh art graduates.
Community centers & civil society organizations, local and International tourists and expats living in Jerusalem.
The various communities living in East Jerusalem, the Old City and its surroundings.
Key Activities and Intervention Models:
- Professional training in art, media, and design
- Art Learning programs within schools
- Summer Art Camp
- Art production and presentation
- Live performances
- Seasonal festivals and markets
- Artists talks