Zawaya

Zawaya is a non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the multicultural discourse of the Bay Area with the Arab arts. Zawaya means “aspects” or “corners”, suggesting the many art forms to be discovered and enjoyed in Arab culture.

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About Zawaya

Zawaya is a non-profit organization that seeks to contribute to the multicultural discourse of the Bay Area with the Arab Arts. Zawaya means “aspects” or “corners”, suggesting the many art forms to be discovered and enjoyed in Arab culture. It was founded in 2003 by Nabila Mango and Haya Shawwa Ben-Halim, two Arab-American women who recognized that the challenges faced by the Arab-American community in the Bay Area requires a creative response. Read more…

Headquartered in California’s San Mateo, Zawaya is an Arabic Arts nonprofit organization, with 501 ( c ) 3 status. Any financial contributions to Zawaya are fully tax-deductible.
Our Mission is to preserve, produce, and promote Arabic Arts in San Mateo County and the larger San Francisco Bay Area. Our Vision is to achieve cross cultural communication and understanding through the universal language of the Arts. Read more…

Zawaya has an internal constituency of musicians and artists and an external constituency of Arab Americans and other Bay Area communities who form its audience.
Historically, Zawaya’s programs have grown out of recognition of community needs for cultural programming in visual and performing arts. At its heart, Zawaya is a service organization. Read more…

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