Creating a platform for art to connect and engage the audience is why we exist.



The overwhelming talent in the region and across the globe has enabled us to create a truly international platform to support, nourish and celebrate. A multi platform festival gives us the freedom to explore the regions’ arts scene through exhibitions, workshops, artist presentations, discussions, musical concerts, theatre, dance, screenings, and large scale outdoor prints with the aim of reclaiming public spaces and connecting the general public with multifaceted stories of the Middle East & North Africa.


#NAME Foundation

/ Platform + Community

Launched in 2016 #NAME an acronym for North Africa & Middle East is our new educational platform + community dedicated to fostering creative debate on the contemporary social landscape of MENA.

/ Schools Program

#NAME will tour a schools program aimed at 12-18 year olds that highlights the positive, historical and contemporary connections the UK and region has through art.

/ Talks | What’s your #NAME?

The panellists (made up of actors, artists, directors, curators, business and sports people) will hold informative floor talks exploring their own personal journeys and how the region’s cultural tapestry has inspired them. In addition, artists will address common themes and misconceptions of the area.