About Us

We are an independent not-for-profit organization, a 501(c)(3), FEIN 91-2156607, that presents the arts and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa. We include majority and minority cultures stretching from Morocco in the west to Afghanistan in the east.

What we do:

Curate arts public programs that integrate any number of genres, including literature, film, painting, photography, music, comedy, drama etc.

Publish a monthly calendar of Arab/Middle Eastern events serving Southern California

Edit a non-partisan monthly online magazine, called the Levantine Review

Teach language classes, as well as music and dance instruction

Outreach to mainstream and alternative media with more in-depth and often positive information about Arab/Muslim cultures

Artist support that nurtures emerging talent

Artist referrals for those organizing public or private events

Public relations services for individuals/organizations with a product, service or message intended to reflect, or reach, a Middle Eastern constituency

Intern program for high school and college students

Middle East Speakers Bureau that helps groups and institutions bring more in-depth information to their audiences

Cosponsor/coproduce with select community partners


What we don't do:

• Organize political events, marches or protests

• Publish white papers

• Advocate for a political party or candidate

• Organize religious services

• Accept contributions with political or religious mandates attached to them

• Manage or act as agents for individual artists