WHO WE ARE

WHAT

The Uprising is a growing community platform and ongoing movement, representing artists’ stories based in Jordan. A multimedia project uniting artists from different venues and genres, sharing their work, views, struggles, and the budding art scene of Amman with the world. A creative revolution found in the Middle East.

WHO

Anyone that prioritizes culture and community, who cares about freedom of speech and freedom of personal rights. For artists, lacking support and not being able to promote their art. For the ones not knowing anything about the creative scene of Amman. And all kinds of people being interested in new collaborations.

WHY

To promote the art scene and artists of Amman and in order to unite creative heads of Amman and outside. Supporting personal voice and freedom of speech. and creating visibility of talent and creativity. To make a contribution to contemporary visual culture.

“IF THE SCENE DIED, THEY WOULD DIE WITH IT – THEY WOULD RATHER DIE WITH IT.”

Martin Obidat, Aspiring Filmmaker 

MIRAMAR MUHD

YAZAN MESMAR

“CHANGE IS A NATURAL PROGRESSION, WHICH STREET ARTISTS USE TO FIGHT THE CONCEPT OF OWNERSHIP AND EXCLUSIVITY; TURNING ART INTO A PUBLIC AND EPHEMERAL FORM OF EXPRESSION.”

Yasmeen Kanaan, founder of “Artmejo”

NEWS & STORIES