CARAVAN

Peacebuilding through the arts between the creeds and cultures
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"Our purpose is to build bridges through the arts between the creeds and cultures of the East and West."
Traditions
Christianity, Islam, Judaism
Number of Members
300
Region
Location
Winfield, IL, United States of America
Joined URI Network

CARAVAN is an international peacebuilding arts non-profit with the objective of building bridges through the arts between the creeds and cultures of the Middle East and West. CARAVAN’s experience demonstrates that the arts can serve as one of the most effective mediums to enhance understanding, bring about respect, enable sharing, and deepen friendships between those of different faiths and cultures in the Middle East and the West. Our flagship initiatives are our globally recognized CARAVAN Exhibitions of Art, that bring together many of the premier and emerging artists from the Middle East and the West around a peacebuilding theme. These CARAVAN exhibitions have resulted in unprecedented gatherings of renowned Middle Eastern and Western artists who use art for intercultural and interreligious dialogue, garnering attention from the international press, media and art world, and attracting many thousands of visitors.

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Herding Mediterranean Peace Donkeys

CARAVAN is hosting the Mediterranean Peace Donkey, a peacebuilding public art exhibition of 21 life-sized fiberglass “Maltese” donkeys painted by premier Maltese and Mediterranean artists symbolizing the need for peace and compassion between the Middle East and West, and more specifically, throughout the Mediterranean region (i.e. a donkey for each of the 21 Mediterranean nations).

EAST-WEST ARTIST EXCHANGE

This year we are pleased to be able to focus on the noted Egyptian artist Marwa Adel who has secured a Fulbright Fellowship and as of last month is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, focusing her study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).