Language 
English/Arabic
Founded 
2008
Duration 
2 weeks to 1 month
Application guidelines 

Darb 1718 does not have fixed residency program but they initiate international projects which aimed at fostering intercultural exchanges with artists and their agents around the world. International Projects at Darb 1718 seek to join artists from varying walks of life, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds in a focused effort to build lasting exchanges between diverse partners in a common dialogue.

Darb 1718

Darb 1718

Contemporary Art & Culture Centre

Description 

Established by the Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr in November 2008, Darb was created with the aim of fulfilling three purposes: to provide a supportive environment for young Egyptian artists to exhibit their works freely, to provide a space for the exhibitions of international artists, and to integrate the gallery within the community through workshops, lectures and public programs. Darb 1718 houses two art exhibition spaces, theater, dance and concert stages, outdoor cinema for independent film screenings, gardens and rooftops in addition to an artist residency to accommodate international artists and curators. The center provides workshops (from a few days to 10-15 weeks), programs and initiatives to educate and mentor emerging artists and offers them a space to exhibit their work alongside established artists.

Technical Information 

Darb 1718 has a number of indoor and outdoor venues that can accommodate over 3000 people:

  • Main exhibition space consists of two floors of 420 square meters.
  • Garden of Cinema el Fourn is 400 square meters.
  • An open square with garden between the main building and the office 1,200 square meters.
  • An annex of 140 square meters serving as supplementary exhibition space and workshop.  It includes a terrace of 70 square metres in addition to an office and storage facilities.
Location 

Located near metro station Mar Girgis in Old Cairo, very convenient. Outside of Downtown Cairo, about 20 minutes by metro to the gallery. Situated in the Fustat area of Old Cairo, Darb 1718 is surrounded by omnipresent archaeological treasures.

Address: 
Kasr El Sham3 Street,
Al Fakhareen
Old Cairo
Egypt
Telephone 
+2 23 510 611
Website 
www.darb1718.com

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