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  • About mahatat

    A Cairo-based social and cultural enterprise founded in 2011. Through contemporary art practices, Mahatat seeks to transform public spaces, create opportunities for exposure to the arts and offer needs-based learning experiences to artists, practitioners and entrepreneurs.

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  • Our Work

    We are facilitators, curators, consultants, and producers on matters related to arts in public space and community art. Collaborate with us

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  • Projects

    Opera on balconies, a wonderbox tour, street theatre, circus in the metro, a communal mosaic, marching band on the road, to name but a few…

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News

Call for Executive Producer
Posted in: News Uncategorized
28/01/2018

    Mahatat is Recruiting for the Love of the Arts: Executive Producer       Since its establishment in 2011, Mahatat for contemporary art has unleashed inspiration and creativity, spread joy and entertainment amongst audiences, artists and the participants of our activities. We offer unique artistic experiences by organizing performances in public spaces and […]

El-Ezba Theatre
Posted in: News
28/11/2017

Masrah El Ezba (El-Ezba Theatre) is an art, architecture and performance-based project that incorporates the skills and materials of the craftsmanships-rich community of Ezbet Khairallah. The resulting artwork gives off an iconic presence but also catalyzes neighborhood-bound performance and entertainment activities in an intimate open-air theatre setting of 40-50 audience capacity. Located on top of […]

Rent Our Room
Posted in: News
12/10/2017

Mahatat for contemporary art offers a unique workspace, accessible to most of the city’s residents.   Located at a classical building in El-Rawda, Al-Manial neighborhood, Mahatat offers the perfect economical solution for startups, artists, and young professionals. It’s suitable for long-term and short-term periods, for workshops and office-use. The well-lit, 30m2, room can host from 20 to 25 guests, […]

Art of Transit 9: Tales’ Nights
Posted in: News
19/06/2017

A 5-day tour as a part of our Art of Transit project which features tours by performing artists and musicians through different decentralized cities in Egypt. The tour of a storytelling performance of the “Kalila & Dimna” stories, was accompanied by music and light design in the form of a contemporary performance during 10-15 June in […]

Co-Writing Lab
Posted in: News publications

Tales of Community Art and Art in Public Space” was a three-days co-writing lab organized in Cairo in spring 2017 by Mahtatat for Contemporary Art. The Co-writing lab is a space to document shared experiences, ideas and methods. The lab brought together forty-one artists, practitioners, and culture makers from Egypt, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian […]

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