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A.R.T. provides curriculum and training programs to engage both children and adults in refugee communities in visual, performing and creative arts drawn from their own cultures. These activities provide local and international relief institutions with tools to help refugee communities recover from the trauma, terror and dislocation of war.


The horrific war in Syria has displaced over 4.7 million Syrians from their country.  Currently, there are over 650,000 Syrian refugees in the Jordan. 

A.R.T. has just returned from two weeks in Amman, Jordan, where I was setting up a new program for Syrian refugees.  A.R.T. is working in partnership with Bareeq Education and Development, a Syrian NGO and Columbia Global Center Amman.

This program benefits Syrians refugees in the Nazal neighborhood of Amman, Jordan.  Together with Bareeq, A.R.T is organizing regularly scheduled sessions during which community experts lead workshops and classes for children and youth in their art forms; including cooking, handicrafts, decorative painting and songs.   A.R.T. and its partners coordinate to provide a venue for the workshops and any necessary materials. Columbia Global Center will support us with student interns as well as promoting A.R.T.'s work to foundations, universities and other potential partners and funders.


A.R.T. in the news

A.R.T. has been featured in Curiosity Magazine, published by the Wall Street Journal and Fifth Third Private Bank.  One of the photos in the article was taken by A.R.T.'s intern Nilou Mahboubian during our work in Cairo, Egypt in 2014.

Holding on to Home


Other News: Filmmaker Alejandro Ramirez and Producer Natalia Sanchez took on the task of filming A.R.T.'s program in Tintalito, Colombia. They captured the daily lives of a community who, with A.R.T.'s help, were able to once again recapture their cultural identity through the arts. The film depicts this community happy to once again sing and dance the songs of their past and teach their children the ways of basket weaving.

The film centers on the lives of displaced Colombians who now have the space to create art and keep their cultural history alive. Filmmaker Ramirez expressed "making this film changed our lives and careers. Every time "Asi cantaba el nino conde" is shown, the first thing we do is remember the elders and children that with their courage and dedication made it all possible."

A.R.T. congratulates filmmaker Alejandro Ramirez on his great success and hopes that this film festival will draw much needed attention to the plight of the Colombian people.

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