Support the Supporters
Many cultural producers with a forced migration background face problems when starting or continuing their professional career in a new country - not only due to social differences, but also due to the lack of know-how within a specific system.
Knowing all the obstacles from his own experience, Khaled Barakeh is conducting workshops at UdK (University of Arts in Berlin), introducing artists with a forced migration background to the German art scene and the systems within it. Inspired by this experience, he started working on a programme for cultural producers in exile – Support the Supporters –, organized and operated by refugees themselves. It will be based on their real needs, introducing the participants to German cultural structures, by professionalizing their work and thus helping them to develop their career. Support the Supporters believes in the importance of knowledge and skills sharing, and wants to ensure that the workshops are precisely tailored to the personal needs and possibilities of a specific individual.
This project is currently under development, please check this space regularly for updates.