From: Alwan for the Arts [events@alwanforthearts.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 4:14 PM
To: Corbin, Mike
Subject: To the Alwan Community


Alwan for the Arts
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Dear Alwan Community,

We need your support.

As you know, Alwan plays a much-needed role in New York City, providing the only performance and presentation space dedicated to showcasing the arts and cultures of the Middle East. Our mission is all the more urgent in this difficult political climate.

It's almost remarkable that a place like Alwan exists, intimate, yet universal in scope, allowing artists to connect with audiences to create big things.

 

- Marcel Khalife

(composer, musician, UNESCO Artist for Peace)

2010 has been both an exciting and challenging year for Alwan.

We organized our first international academic conference on "The Future of Egypt," started a Dance Program and hosted world-renowned poet Adonis. We programmed close to 100 events, ranging from film, music, dance and drama to  literary and academic happenings.

Building on recent successes, we have ambitious new initiatives planned for 2011: private lessons on Arab instruments, a children's cultural education program and a
short video slam competition. We're also organizing a Festival of Sacred Music and commissioning short documentaries on the immigrant experience for inclusion in our annual film festival.

There are precious few spaces like Alwan. It provides an atmosphere of warmth, focus and a truly unifying intensity.

 

-Tony Shalhoub 

(actor, Emmy Award winner, Golden Globe winner)

As the financial crisis drags on, though, it's increasingly difficult for small cultural organizations like ours to continue to thrive. Your support goes a long way toward sustaining Alwan and helping implement our plans for the upcoming season and beyond. Alwan is volunteer-run, so  your tax-deductible gifts of any size contribute directly to our programming.

Your financial support is crucial and graciously accepted, but your membership enrollment goes further. Membership represents a shared commitment to Alwan's mission, which strengthens our voice when advocating for government and private funding on behalf of Middle Eastern arts and culture.



Thank you for your support!

With all Best Wishes,

 

Alwan for the Arts


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About Alwan for the Arts
Alwan for the Arts is a 501(c)3, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion and production of Arab and Middle Eastern arts and culture.  Alwan features concerts, film screenings, book talks, poetry readings, lectures, theater and dance performances, art exhibits, and music and language classes.  Alwan is proud to be supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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Please visit us at www.alwanforthearts.org for more information
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16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10004
tel: 646-732-3261
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