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This year, RAWI is starting new programs, hosting our bi-annual conference RAWIFest, and more! Will you help us make next year even better? Help us continue to pay and build spaces for Arab and SWANA artists and sustain our programming by donating now!

(Photo credit: Shiyam Galyon, 2019.)

Recent Highlights


72 artists: We paid 72 SWANA artists during our bi-annual program RAWIFest in 2021.


$10,000: We paid SWANA artists over $10,000 during our bi-annual program RAWIFest in 2021.


30 events: We held 30 events in 2021–both as part of RAWIFest, as well as other unique programming, creating space for SWANA artists to gather.


3 new initiatives: In 2021, we launched Tea Time–an every-other-month casual space–and raised funds for our submission fee bank and brand new mentorship program.


1000+ attendees: We spent 2021 with fully virtual programming, allowing attendees from across the world to participate. In 2023, our biannual festival will be fully hybrid, with all in-person events also broadcast for virtual attendees.