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