Birkbeck, University of London
Initiative: An Alternative Museum
For this student-led initiative grant, the grantee envisioned a small-scale, real-time experimentation of a cultural institution to address the issues of lack of access to art in Egypt. The project aimed to utilize the knowledge and skills gained from privileged social and cultural actors to create a physical cultural space to challenge existing structures of art institutions. The grantee initiated an alternative form of “museum” by crowdfunding and exhibiting the work of young artists, with a goal to promote narratives of the youth. The CHRA grant funded a website prototype to serve the purposes of outreach, archiving works, and sharing resources for artists.