Welcome to OAW.

We are a civil society project to connect independent artists and spaces around the world.

We are committed to presenting relevant art and independent voices of our times and engaging broad audiences that transcend geographic, racial and socioeconomic barriers.

We do that by organizing an independent art week traveling in our partner cities, commissioning art projects and initiating creative collaborations and residencies across geographical borders and disciplines.

Launched in 2018, we have supported to date the international mobility of over 100 artists, partnered with more than 60 art organizations, presented over 100 events in the fields of music, cinema, performance, visual arts… reaching more than 50.000 persons.

In 2019 we have been acclaimed by UNESCO and the European Cultural Foundation for our innovative work and the significant impact we had in the cultural transformation of the MENA region.

OAW is initiated and coordinated by the non-profit organization REA.