ArtRole to partner to FGAP 2014

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Activities

ArtRole is pleased to announce that it will be a Middle East partner for the Future Generation Arts Prize 2014.

Info: FGAP 2014 website

The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and
implemented by the PinchukArtCentre is a worldwide contemporary art prize to
discover, recognize and give long‐term support to a future generation of artists. The
Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of young artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.


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Hivos Foundation, Den Haag

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Activities

Hivos Foundation, Den Haag
September 2012

A Presentation by ArtRole CEO Adalet Garmiany about ArtRole International Cultural Exchange projects with the Middle East at Hivos Foundation, Den Haag, Followed by a discussion of women’s issues in Iraq and MENA.

Conference ‘A Kurdish Spring? New Opportunities for the Kurds in the Arab Spring’

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Take Care of You 2011

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Activities

17th – 18th October 2011

ArtRole was invited to a conference ‘Take Care of You’ to speak about ‘Art in a Conflict Zone’. This conference took place in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan, an event organized by the Turkish – Diyarbakir council and The Ministry of Culture – Kurdistan Government – Iraq. The conference included an exhibition of contemporary Turkish and Kurdish art and included a seminar presentation by Adalet R. Garmiany, followed by a round table discussion about future collaborations between artists in the area.


Animation and painting exhibition

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Activities

June 2012, Erbil, Iraq – Merg Gallery

An Animation and painting exhibition by Kurdish Iranian artist Mashallah Muhammedi.
Sponsored and supported by (ArtRole)

کردنهوهی پێشانگای شێوهکاری ونمایشی ئهنیمهشنهکانی هونهرمهندی کوردستانى ئێران (ماشهڵا موحهمهدی)
به سهرپهرشتی و پشتگیری ڕێکخراوی ئارت ڕۆڵ

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Haure Madjid Exhibition

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Activities

4th April 2013.

ArtRole International Exchange Programme in collaboration with the Goethe – Institute Iraq, opened a solo exhibition for Haure Majid – a German based artist of Kurdish Iraqi origins.



Film Screening and Workshop

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Activities

10th January 2013

In collaboration with The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil, ArtRole is organising a film screening and workshop by two American documentary filmmakers Ronald Legiardi-Laura and Marilyn Agrelo. The two directors will be conducting workshops on filmmaking and holding discussions about their films and their work.


National Theater Communication Group Conference, Chicago, USA.

Posted by on Jun 20, 2010 in Activities

June 17-19, 2010
An Animation and painting exhibition by Kurdish Iranian artist Mashallah Muhammedi sponsored and supported by ArtRole.

ArtRole CE contributes to book

Posted by on Nov 22, 2000 in Activities

ArtRole Chief Executive Adalet R Garmiany has contributed to a Book Titled “Future Imperfect: Cultural Institutions and Contemporary Art Practices in the Middle East” (New York and London: IB Tauris). Edited by Anthony Downey

Adalet contributed an essay on contemporary cultural institutions in Iraq, and his experience working over a decade as Chief Executive and Founder of ArtRole in relation to cultural production and the value of cultural exchange, particularly within the Middle East, and the focus on social change through art. The book considers how practice is encouraged through institutions and how, in turn, practice influences institutions.

Caspian Arts Foundation

Posted by on Nov 19, 2000 in Activities

ArtRole is proud to support Caspian Arts Foundation’s ‘Beyond the Studio: New Approaches for Emerging Artists’, a series of talks and workshops at the Salahaddin University-Erbil. For the first time, Caspian Arts Foundation will bring contemporary art practices in fine art, photography / video art & script-writing to 2nd & 3rd year BA art students in the Kurdish region to learn how to develop ideas and work with equipments, exchange constructive critique and ideas within their assigned groups as well as building their portfolios and how to present their work.
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Posted by on Apr 14, 2000 in Activities

ArtRole CE Adalet Garmiany, Participated in an International Forum – Munich on Cultural Education – Migration.

Organised by International Munich Art Lab, Germany, March 16th to 18th 2016.

Due to the fact that Munich is facing an increasing movement of refugees we want to discuss on how the youthwork has to be changed. We believe on the possibilities of cultural work fostering personal skills, promoting interculural dialogue, enabeling multiethnical projects, social exchange and inclusion.

The forum discussed the situation of young people and young refugees in Munich by linking young people, politicians and staff of the city departments. The goal was to enable an open dialogue on innovative concepts of cultural projects focussing on the needs of all young people (migrants and not).Movements of migration are known for many years and the integration has always been a major issue. Last year several thousand of young refugees arrived in Munich especially unaccompanied minor refugees. Cultural Youth Work started all kind of cultural activities with young people from Munich.

The forum was intended to be an occasion to discuss on an international level how cultural youth work helps young people feel integrated and understood as part of urban society.To start a lively and sustainable discussion and project the forum gave an international and local overview on the topic with the opportunity to exchange practice. Various regional, national and international challenges for future projects were discussed. Guests from Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Kurdistan, Italy, Spain, France and Germany worked on specific questions in the afternoon workshops which arose in the panels and keynotes of the morning sessions. We reflected and explored how cultural education can successfully show up as an active process of ‘Creating Community’.