Shubbak is London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture. Shubbak connects London audiences and communities with the best of contemporary Arab culture through ambitious festival programmes of premieres and commissions of visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, architecture and debate.

Shubbak 2015 was the largest and most expansive festival to-date. It included over 130 artists, originating from 18 Arab countries, across 70 events in more than 40 venues, performing to a total audience of over 50,000.

Our support will provide three artists with tailored professional development as they develop work to be showcased at Shubbak 2017. The selected artists are: Artists Hassan Abdulrazzak and Sabrina Mahfouz, and producer Alia Alzougbi.