our mission

+ vision

Haven for Artists is an all-inclusive queer feminist arts organization (NGO) based in Beirut, Lebanon, working at the intersection of art and activism.

Haven combines creative and humanitarian methods to facilitate a safe space for the exchange of knowledge, tools, and skills in-order to create a more just world.

Founded in 2011 by artists and activists, Haven began with large events promoting local and regional artists, growing to include annual exhibitions, a gallery and a residency program with international, regional, and local artists.

timeline

2011

Birth of Haven

founded by a group of LGBTQIA+ artists and activists

2013

4 Events

Including Salus Ex Machina

2014

7 Events

Including The Haven Trifecta – Tales of Indulgence

2015

6 Events

Including A Current Wave of Nectar

2016

1st Haven House

22 events including Autumn Sonata – as the leaves fall and For the love of the Arts/A Fundraiser

2017

74 events

Including Radical: Choice and Consequence

2018

2nd Haven House (Concept 2092)

63 events including the Haven artist Residency

2019

61 Events

Including Mena-Logue, Vices and Validation and NEDWA

2020

Haven closes Concept 2092

Street interventions in support of the October Revolution

2020

August 4 blast

Relief work, opening of a temporary shelter. Release of “Courage”

2021

Molding the Lost Space

Exhibition

meet the team

Dayna -

Founder

Yasmine -

Creative Director

Marilyn -

Designer

Caroline -

Project Coordinator

Joanne -

Accountant

Tiffany -

Designer, Animator