Arts Delegation to Palestine: June or September
In 2011, the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Task Force on the Middle East in collaboration with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb and the Shomer Shalom Network for Jewish Nonviolence organized an artists’ delegation to Palestine to use the arts as a form of community building, do solidarity work, transform space, learn about the nonviolent movements for peace and justice that are happening on the ground, and build friendships with the Palestinian people.
The first FOR-sponsored artist delegation to Palestine took place in September 2011. Six artists from the U.S. and China spent a month facilitating art workshops and painting murals in the Balata Refugee Camp, just south of Nablus in the West Bank. In three weeks, our team created three murals in collaboration with many women, men, and children living in Balata.
In the summer or fall of 2012, we will return to Balata and work with our friends at the Women’s Program Center and to paint murals in the Jenin Refugee Camp.
We are now accepting applications for this next trip. Although the dates are not yet confirmed, the trip will either be June or September 2012.
Upcoming delegation to Palestine:
- June or September
Application deadline March 30
The cost to you is $2,500, which will include your travel to Palestine, most meals, housing, and transportation on the ground.