What We Do and What We Don't Do

What We Do

• Curate arts public programs that integrate any number of genres, including literature, film, painting, photography, music, comedy, drama etc.

• Publish a monthly calendar of Arab/Middle Eastern events serving Southern California

• Edit a non-partisan monthly online magazine, called the Markaz Review

• Teach language classes, as well as music and dance instruction

• Outreach to mainstream and alternative media with more in-depth and often positive information about Arab/Muslim cultures

• Artist support that nurtures emerging talent

• Artist referrals for those organizing public or private events

• Public relations services for individuals/organizations with a product, service or message intended to reflect, or reach, a Middle Eastern constituency

• Intern program for high school and college students

• Middle East Speakers Bureau that helps groups and institutions bring more in-depth information to their audiences

• Cosponsor/coproduce with select community partners

What We Don't Do

• Organize political events, marches or protests

• Publish white papers

• Advocate for a political party or candidate

• Organize religious services

• Accept contributions with political or religious mandates attached to them

• Manage or act as agents for individual artists