a look back over 2021
who we are
A new arts organisation for UK-based professionals who are connected to the MENA+ region (Middle East, North Africa and the surrounding area).
we celebrate the talent of our membership.
strive to be at the heart of conversations around our identity.
be our own support network.
lobby for the appropriate representation.
advocate for change to increase access and opportunities for employment.
MENA+ region for us is Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Assyrian, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Western Sahara and Yemen.
When reading this list, please also be aware of our Value Statement which you can read here
For too long people have said ‘If only we could find a (fill in the blank) from the MENA region. We are here and it’s time to be seen.
Our directory aims to list the MENA+ arts professionals currently working in the UK live and recorded Arts. This includes - but is not limited to - creatives, technicians and academics.