About this Event
Join the Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) for our second annual IMPART SUMMIT: Congress for Creatives, a platform celebrating the impact of QAIC’s art and cultural programs in both our local and international communities. The summit brings together artists, filmmakers, creatives, and artistic institutions and strives to elicit inclusion through expression and increase intercultural awareness to promote and connect innovators.
This year’s summit will celebrate the culmination of QAIC’s yearlong focus on sustainability in the arts and will feature expert panels and film screenings with current QAIC partners addressing sustainability in olfactory and culinary arts and film. The program will also include a panel featuring our 2021 IMPART artist grant winners, a souq featuring artists, fashion and other community vendors, community-based art making, interactive cultural experiences, and art exhibitions. One dollar of every ticket purchased will be donated to QAIC Cares Partner, the Mokha Institute. Light refreshments are included in the ticket price.
Students receive a 10% discount. A university-associated email address is required as proof of eligibly. Enter the discount code: Student at check-out.
Saturday, December 10, 10:30am – 4pm
Doors open at 10:30am
Day one of our IMPART Summit features engaging panels focused on sustainability in food and olfactory art and our 2021 IMPART Artist Grantees, an art souq, and access to QAIC’s Perfumery Museum and current exhibitions.
11–11:45 am: Coffee and food culture and legacy in Yemen and beyond, organized in partnership with the Mokha Institute.
Hear Mokhtar Alkhanshali, Founder & President of the Mokha Institute and other panelists as they discuss coffee and food culture and cultural legacy in Yemen and the region and how both can fuel future sustainable development in the region.
1:15–2:00 pm: IMPART Artist Grantees panel
Join our 2021 IMPART Artist Grantees Nia Campbell and Patricia Daher for an intimate conversation about their work and their experience as IMPART Artist Grantees.
Panel 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm: Sustainability in Olfactory Art
Hear a panel of experts in olfactory art as they discuss current sustainable trends and practices in scent making and what the future of sustainability in the industry can look like. Organized in partnership with the Institute for Art and Olfaction.
Experience our Perfumery Museum and tour our current exhibitions, including Cultural Crossings: Exchanges Beyond the Silk Road, 2021 IMPART Artists, FOCI 2022: Water, and the Official World Cup Posters by Bouthayna Al-Muftah.
Shop and visit vendors throughout the building including This Is Tribute at our Art Souq.
Sunday, December 11, 11am – 4:00pm
Doors Open at 1 1am
Day two of our IMPART Summit features film screenings, a live art party with artist Aida Murad and DJ Farouq Murad, an Art Souq, and access to QAIC’s Perfumery Museum and current exhibitions.
Watch the films of the three awardees of our annual Arab Film House Award. Organized in partnership with the Doha Film Institute, the films touch on sustainability and climate change in communities across the Middel East and North Africa.
11:30pm School of Hope - Written and Directed by Mohammed El Aboudi
Follow the lives of three students and the rural community of the Ouald Boukais Tribe as they learn to deal with the effects of climate change and try to establish adequate schooling for their children.
1:00pm Gevar’s Land - Written and Directed by Qutaiba Barjamji
Follow the labour-filled days of Gevar, a Syrian refugee, as he tends to his garden on the outskirts of a housing project in France. The film explores the mysterious power of the earth and exile and questions the idea of territory.
2:30pm Amussu - Written by the Community of Imider & Nadir Bouhmouch; Directed by Nadir Boumouc
Follow the community of Imider (Morocco) as they continue to peacefully occupy a protest camp, the site of an oasis and a planned water pipeline, that they shut down in 2011. Now a small solar-powered village, the community continues to resist any projects on their land through the little means they have – songs, dry bread, weekly protest, a flimsy camera, a film festival and endless ingenuity.
Experience our Perfumery Museum and tour our current exhibitions, including Cultural Crossings: Exchanges Beyond the Silk Road, 2021 IMPART Artists Exhibition, FOCI 2022: Water, and the Official World Cup Posters by Bouthayna Al-Muftah.
Shop and visit vendors throughout the building including This Is Tribute at our Art Souq and watch, dance and participate in a four-hour long Art Party with Aida Murad and DJ Farouq Murad.
IMPART is made possible in part thanks to the generous support of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, D.C., ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, QatarAirways, Excelerate Energy, Doha Film Institute and Pianos for Peace.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Qatar America Institute for Culture, 1319 18th Street Northwest, Washington, United States
USD 15.00 to USD 25.00