Syria Cultural Index
The Syria Cultural Index is an online network of the global Syrian artistic community.
A website that functions as a gallery to showcase art works; as a resource for opportunities and support; as a global network of artists, art professionals and institutions; as an online space for collaborations and exchanges; as a database and information portal.
The project is currently under development, it will go live in summer 2019.
If you want to know more about the Syria Cultural Index web platform, please have a look at our detailed narrative.
Selected features and functions
Rather than a detailed description the following list is an insight into a selection of features and by no means set or exhaustive.
Information and database access
Communication and collaboration tools
The platform will provide information about job offers and training opportunities, and help its users to further develop their professional growth, e.g. by hosting a programme that uses profile data to generate a professional biography and CV.
Platform members can collect artworks and put them into their very own curations. These personal exhibitions together create a collective showroom, growing and changing over time. Curations section will contain features of liking and sharing their content and thus elevating the visibility of the artworks within the whole platform.
In addition, professional curators will be selected by coculture to put together group exhibitions with art works from the platform and based on pre-defined criteria; these exhibitions will be showed on- and offline.
June - December 2018
We are developing a detailed draft of the platform describing its functionality, structure as well as visual appearance.
January 2019 - end of 2019
Programming, creating and campaigning the platform.
End of 2019
Potential Future Extensions
The SCI platform will be expanded in the future; to the MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) conflict zones and eventually globally.
Read what the press wrote about Syria Cultural Index:
- "Khaled Barakeh: Reconnecting the Cultural Fabric of Syria" - Vanity Fair
- "Mapping the Journey of Syria's artists" - The New Yorker
- "Syria Cultural Index: Reflections from artist Khaled Barakeh" - managingculture.net
- "'The Syria Cultural Index', For a fair distribution of art opportunities" - schloss-post.com
- "Syria: Syria Culture Index, an independent venture, is under preparation" - arabcp.org