ArteNews & Events


    Posted: Oct 30, 2023

    As the longest-running cultural institution in New York, dedicated to showcasing film, arts, and culture from the Middle East and North Africa, ArteEast is committed to providing a platform for voices from our region. We aim to foster a deeper understanding of the complex and pressing realities related to the Middle East/SWANA through the arts. […]

  • Walid Raad’s NFT Drop
    Walid Raad’s NFT Drop

    Posted: Sep 7, 2022

    Save the date: September 24 is the next drop of artist Walid Raad’s Festival of Gratitude NFT: slices from Ayatollah Khomeini’s birthday cake! Learn more about the Festival of Gratitude collection, a series of computer-generated birthday cakes for global dictators, strongmen and strongwomen, kings and queens, princes and princesses, emirs, sheikhs and sheikhas, sultans, shahs, […]

  • Bloody Beans + Talkback
    Bloody Beans + Talkback

    Posted: Jun 27, 2022

    Bloody Beans + Talkback Online Screening: July 28-31, 2022 Free / $5 suggested donation RSVP at Available Worldwide This July, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Algerian Independence, Arab Film Series presents Bloody Beans, an experimental take on the Algerian War by Narimane Mari. This program is accompanied by a recorded discussion […]

  • Apply to be a NNAAC fellow with ArteEast!
    Apply to be a NNAAC fellow with ArteEast!

    Posted: Jun 3, 2022

    Apply now to become a NNAAC Transformative Leaders Fellow working with ArteEast!   The NNAAC Fellowship program is a leadership development training program that has been developed through the National Network for Arab American Communities. The program is designed for Arab American undergraduate juniors or seniors or graduate level college students, or recent graduates. Fellows […]

  • Artwrld NFT platform features artist Walid Raad’s new digital artwork benefitting ArteEast!
    Artwrld NFT platform features artist Walid Raad’s new digital artwork benefitting ArteEast!

    Posted: Mar 16, 2022

    Check out Artnet’s article on the launch of Artwrld NFT platform featuring artist Walid Raad’s new digital artwork benefitting ArteEast! “First up is a project by Artwrld’s third co-founder, artist Walid Raad. Called Festival of Gratitude, the project comprises a series of computer-generated birthday cakes for global dictators, sheikhs, presidents, and other 20th-century rulers. It’s set […]


    Posted: Feb 17, 2022

    MOHAMAD SOUEID RETROSPECTIVE Screening Online: March 3-13 RSVP at Free/ Suggested donation $5 Video pioneer, cinema auteur, and television producer Mohamed Soueid has collected stories from his compatriots for most of his adult life. Widely regarded as Beirut’s first video artist, Soueid films defy categorization. Soueid has also worked as a film critic and […]


    Posted: Jan 28, 2022

    We’d love to hear from you! As we plan for the future, we invite you to share your thoughts about ArteEast: what programs have you loved, what would you like to see, whether you are ready to attend events again in person. Please take a few minutes to take our audience survey, we look forward to […]

  • Posted: Dec 2, 2021

    THANK YOU to all who contributed to ArteEast on #GivingTuesday! We are grateful for the support of the ArteEast community. Gifts to support ArteEast make our programs possible, and enable us to realize our mission, building bridges of understanding through the power of art. **It’s not too late to donate! Click here to learn about ways to […]

  • Nov 30 is GivingTuesday!
    Nov 30 is GivingTuesday!

    Posted: Nov 29, 2021

    On GivingTuesday, November 30, individuals worldwide will come together to contribute to real change in our communities. ArteEast invites you to join us on this global day of generosity.  Your donation to ArteEast, no matter the amount, can make a difference! 

  • Artist Spotlight Sale: Mohamed Ben Soltane
    Artist Spotlight Sale: Mohamed Ben Soltane

    Posted: Oct 1, 2021

    It is with great excitement that ArteEast shares an Artist Spotlight interview with Mohamed Ben Soltane, whose work is currently part of our special Artist Spotlight Sale on     Ben Soltane’s Contre l’Oubli (Hommage à El Mekki) is a mosaic triptych dedicated to the prominent Tunisian painter Hatem El Mekki (1918–2003). All proceeds […]