About PPAN


The Palestinian Performing Arts Network is a non-profit union of Palestinian performing arts institutions.  It is registered at the Ministry of Interior under the number R-22868-CU dated 12/2/2015.


The Palestinian Performing Arts Network is the initiative of 11 Palestinian arts institutions, and is one of the most important Palestinian institutions working in four areas of the arts: music, theater, dancing and circus. The founders of the Network are: Theater: Freedom Theater – Jenin, Theatre Day Productions – Gaza/Jerusalem, Al Harah Theater - Beit Jala, Ashtar Theater - Ramallah, Yes Theatre – Hebron; Music: Edward Said National Conservatory of Music– Jerusalem, Al-Kamandjati Association - Ramallah, Magnificat Institute – Jerusalem; Dancing:  Popular Art Centre, El Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe – Al Bireh. Circus: Palestinian Circus School – Birzeit.  In 2010-2011, these institutions were involved in a series of discussions on raising the level of cooperation among artistic institutions and deepening their effect in Palestine. This resulted in formation of the Palestinian Performing Arts Network, which was announced to the public in a ceremony on 16/6/2015 in Al-Bireh.  Membership registration for performing arts institutions was opened in October 2016 according to agreed upon criteria and conditions.








The Performing Arts Network is guided by its vision of the Palestinian society:


"A free and just Palestinian society that promotes knowledge and culture, respects pluralism, equality and freedom of expression"






The Palestinian Performing Arts Network intends to contribute towards its vision expressed above, and to deliver on the following mission:


“A leading Palestinian performing arts Network which strives to promote performing arts to influence cultural policies within the national and economic context, empower its members, protect the rights of the sector, increase society's appreciation of performing arts, develop partnerships and coordinate efforts with relevant parties”