Banat collective is a creative community made in response to the lack of artist spaces and discussions about womanhood in the Middle East and North Africa region. However, we aim to be inclusive of all nationalities and genders to promote peace and balance within our community. Our platform aims to support creatives seeking to produce, collaborate and share their work with the world.

In a time where constant media misrepresentation is in our news feeds, the collective seeks to rethink the ways which we perceive women of colour through showcasing contemporary art, poetry and writings through online content, print, exhibition-making and events. We believe that art is the most ideal and useful tool to spread awareness that goes beyond geographical borders.

Discussions of intersectionality, feminism, gender and identity politics from a ‘middle-eastern’ perspective is becoming increasingly relevant and important. Banat collective offers a space for discussion and creation and to address these questions and issues that course through our everyday lives.


Sara Bin Safwan  Founder & Curator
Eman Bahrani  Editor
Aliyah Al Awadhi  Editor
Farrah Fray  Social Media Manager
Fatema Nooh — Graphic Designer

For full biographies, please visit here.

Logo Credits  Rama Duwaji


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