Call for Proposals: DIWAN6: A Forum for the Arts Overview The sixth biennial convening of DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts will be held at the Arab American National Museum (AANM), on May 7-9, 2015, in Dearborn, Michigan. The conference will coincide with the launch of the Museum’s 10th anniversary programming year, as well as the Museum’s new visual arts exhibition, Ten. The Conference Committee welcomes proposals for paper and panel presentations, workshops, and interactive sessions. All artistic mediums will be considered for inclusion. Conference Focus DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts is a biennial program of the Arab American National Museum. DIWAN unites ArabRead More →

Contact: Kim Silarski 313.624.0206 ksilarski@accesscommunity.org Holly Arida 248.910.3732 harida@cranbrook.edu DEADLINE EXTENDED! ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, ACTIVISTS SOUGHT FOR NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN ARTS CONFERENCE Dearborn, Mich. (Nov. 16, 2012) – The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for 2013 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts, taking place at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, April 5-7, 2013. Scholars, artists and activists are welcomed to submit, and all artistic mediums will be considered. Proposals should relate to the development, current work, aesthetics and/or identity of Arab American art or artists. The proposal submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30,Read More →

We had promised to post video of all 2011 DIWAN sessions for free viewing on iTunes U no later than tomorrow, June 1, but technical issues have set us back a few weeks. We now expect to have these fascinating panels and performances ready for you by/on Thursday, June 30. Stay tuned to this site for a reminder as we approach that date. Thanks for your patience!Read More →

Dear Friends, Over the five years since we began DIWAN, we have seen an active network of Arab American artists and scholars of the arts really come together to support one another, share ideas and strategies, and create  – together.  The fusion and energy generated among you over this weekend, tells us that DIWAN 2011 NYC continued to advance our collective purpose as well as the individual careers for you:  our talented and accomplished arts community.  We hope that you have come away knowing that the Arab American National Museum values and celebrates your contributions to American culture. The feedback from your audiences and the conversation between our leadership teamRead More →

Available at the Arab American National Museum: Experience past editions of DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts! No later than June 1, 2011, the Arab American National Museum (AANM) will offer free video recordings of all 2011 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts presentations and performances on its iTunes U page (see item 2 below for details). In the meantime, there are many ways to enjoy the 2006, 2007 and 2009 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts: Access listings for the printed proceedings and video recordings from the 2006 and 2007 DIWAN: A Forum for the Arts.Click HERE to reach the Museum’s online library catalogRead More →