Arts Canteen is a London-based venture with big ambition. Our aim is to explore artistic relationships between the Middle East and Mediterranean regions and diverse audiences across Europe. We will provide platforms for emerging and mid-career artists who create exciting contemporary visual art and music.
Arts Canteen is a home for stirring the arts. We want to share ideas and open new conversations through events, exhibitions and this web site.
Arts Canteen is the brain child of its Director and arts practitioner, Aser El-Saqqa. He is uniquely placed to introduce artists from the Middle East and Mediterranean to galleries, arts centres, theatres and other cultural spaces who wish to gain access to neglected and important talent, many of whom have previously been unseen and inaccessible.
Through our passion for artistic quality, openness to new ideas and extensive awareness of cultural influences, Arts Canteen will make a major contribution to the furthering of inter-cultural approaches to the arts and will be a source of pure pleasure for audiences and spectators.