Access to Art toolkit
The Access to Arts project is the landmark achievement of Mahatat for Contemporary Art supported by Drosos Foundation from 2014 to 2017. Mahatat is the only company that is established to promote art in public spaces and focuses on art inclusion and availability to the Egyptian citizen. For this project, Mahatat implemented activities in exposing citizens to art through nine Art of Transit tours in four governorates (Cairo, Damietta, Port Said, Mansoura) and six Art Stations in two communities within greater Cairo. In addition, Mahatat designed and delivered six learning workshops to emerging artists and amateurs in Damietta, Port Said, and Ismailia.
toolkit is one of the final outcomes of the project. It presents a guideline for practitioners and
art producers interested in planning and implementing public art
interventions. It is organized around
the three components of the project: Art of Transit focuses on
organizing art tours in several locations at a time, the Art Stations
focus on encouraging community members participation in artistic activity,
through learning, practicing and displaying their artwork in the public realm. The Face to Face is the learning
component for emerging artists, focusing on improving their technical artistic
skills, and their ability to perform.
The cross-cutting activities that are relevant for all types of intervention are presented at the end of this toolkit.