Objective & Mission
Ettijahat- Independent Culture is a Syrian cultural organization founded in the end of 2011. Ettijahat seeks to activate and render the role of independent culture and arts more positive, in the process of cultural, political, and social change. Ettijahat tries to achieve that by supporting artists and undertakers of cultural initiatives, enabling young researchers, working to build consensus and alliances between individuals and cultural institutions, promoting the arts and artists through regional and international platforms, and helping Syrian communities wherever they are have access to culture and arts.
Improve the general environment for cultural practice in Syria, including the development of cultural policy, the general directions for culture and arts, and the diversification of funding resources and methods.
Support young artists and the independent cultural sector by providing opportunities to produce, network, and develop skills, knowledge, and experience.
Integrate creative and cultural work with social change through cultural initiatives that have a development dimension and aim to improve living conditions, especially amongst the most marginalized groups of people most affected by the political developments.