The Cedar Tree Project is one facet within a multi-layered global web of SWANA artists, experiences, expressions and perspectives. Here are a few resources and related links:
Arab.AMP is a platform for experimental live art and music by artists of the SWANA diaspora and allied communities. Arab.AMP is curated and directed by Leyya Mona Tawil who has worked in the field of performance and music for over 23 years.
- The Arab American National Museum
The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture.
- Arab Film & Media Institute
We founded the Arab Film and Media Institute to fight all the bigotry and hate with powerful art and storytelling that fosters empathy and understanding of our common humanity, and to support Arab talent in the United States.
- International Dance Day Festival in Lebanon
The festival, directed by Lebanese American University Dance Professor Nadra Assaf, coincides with UNESCO's International Dance Day, which is annually celebrated around the world on April 29. International Dance Day celebrates dance in all of its forms, in hopes that it is harnessed as a positive force to bring people together through the universal language of dance.
- Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies
The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies was established as a research and outreach center for the production and dissemination of knowledge about Lebanese immigration to the United States and around the world.
Maqamat is a dance company that was established in Beirut in 2002 and moved to Lyon in 2020 in the perspective of developing its creative and cultural projects in France and internationally. It played a major role in the organization, creation and establishment of a contemporary dance scene in Lebanon and the region. It has founded major dance projects such as BIPOD-Beirut International Platform of Dance, Takween, an intensive training program, Moultaqa Leymoun, a showcase platform supporting artists from different Arab countries and more recently a digital platform Citerne.live.
- MENA Theater Makers Alliance
MENA Theater Makers Alliance amplifies the voices of Middle Eastern and North African theater makers and expands how stories from and about our communities are told on U.S. stages.
- Meryl Murman
Meryl Murman is a choreographer, filmmaker and multi-disciplinary arts programmer.
Mizna is a critical platform for contemporary literature, art, film, and cultural programming centering the work of Southwest Asian and North African artists.
- National Arab Heritage Month
Arab America and the Arab America Foundation launched the National Arab American Heritage Month initiative in 2017,
- RAWI: Radius of Arab American Writers
Established in 1993, RAWI is a national organization that provides mentoring, community, and support for Arab-American writers and those with roots in the Arabic speaking world and diaspora.
- River Rose Re-membrance
Our work is dedicated to re-membering, reclaiming, and restoring the original, baladi (local/land-based/indigenous**) ancestral wisdoms and paradigms of practice across our respective communities. This vision is initiated & run by Layla Kristy Feghali, MSW, Plantcestral + Ancestral re-Membrance practitioner, community educator, and story re-collector (writer + archivist).
- SWANA hub
This HUB is our space to share & cross-pollinate pieces of our SWANA re-membrance with you, across our diasporas and homelands and beyond.
- Tiro Arts Festival in Lebanon
NGO in South Lebanon based on volunteering, aims to create free and independent cultural spaces in Lebanon and is carrying out various cultural activities, including International theater, film and musical festivals, theater workshops, film shows and exhibitions.