The funders


Diala Khasawnih

studied architecture and is the author of the book "Memoirs Engraved in Stone: Palestinian Urban Mansions".  Diala Khasawnih is an artist working in painting and installation, she has participated in several art workshops and her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions with acquisitions at key institutions in Jordan.  She is also a writer and a translator in art and culture.

Samah Hijawi

is a full time practicing artist with a Masters of Fine Arts from St Martins School of Art and Design: London. She has lectured in University of Jordan -Faculty of Art & Design and writers on contemporary Jordanian art in local and international magazines.  Samah has coordinated arts workshops and is an active player in several non-institutional grassroots art initiatives in Jordan.

Ola El Khalidi

is the founder of Makan, holds a B.A in Political science from the American University of beirut and a Masters in Management from Surrey University



Oraib Toukan

is currently completing her Masters in Fine Arts in New York. An emerging Jordanian artist primarily working in photography, video and installation, she has received two regional awards and various international fellowships and residency placements.  She works as an independent photographer, and has initiated and managed key experimental arts projects into social development programs in Jordan.


Ghalib El-Khalidi

A visual and performance artist and filmmaker, Ghalib lives in Hawaii, Maui. He is presently continuing his Master’s degree in Fine Arts.