Since its founding in 2003 as a NY-based film collective specializing in Middle Eastern film programming, ArteEast has become a leading organization advocating for and supporting artists from the Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) region engaging with U.S.-based arts communities and audiences. Through public programming, strategic partnerships, dynamic online publications, and film platforms, ArteEast serves as a bridge, facilitating the interaction of the public with, and amplifying the voices of, artists, curators, filmmakers, and arts thought leaders from the SWANA region and its diaspora.

Co-Founders: Livia Alexander, Melissa Hibbard & Hamid Rahmanian

Executive and Artistic Director: Beth Stryker