Haven for Artists

OneFiveEight would like to introduce Haven for Artists, a collective from Beirut with a similar ethos to our own. We endeavour to help promote creativity and form bonds between like minded artists across the globe. Please take the time to find out more about the collective, and get in touch with them for potential placement or collaboration opportunities.

Haven for Artists

What is Haven for Artists?

Haven for Artists is an NGO non-governmental organization and arts collective based in Beirut, Lebanon. Haven aims to endorse, encourage and expose the modern underground art scene of Lebanon and the Middle East. Haven for Artists acts as a network for a variety of local and regional artists, with the purpose of providing the necessary resources to forge creative collaborations and develop a community of artists; a community for the arts, by the arts.

The Haven House Residency program is offered to local, regional and international artists from all walks and mediums, with a project or idea they wish to make tangible.

Haven began as a pop-up concept arranging impromptu art gatherings. Haven has since grown into a community network of artists, stakeholders and free thinkers, creating large scale, prestigious exhibitions and events, festivals, workshops and of course, still hosting some of the best parties in Beirut! To this day, Haven has hosted 40 art gatherings, 2 festivals and 120 jam sessions around Beirut and its suburbs catering to artists from all around the globe, providing exposure, logistical and creative support to all artists hosted on the Haven stage.

Haven for Artists’ most recent curation was titled ‘Radical: Choix Et Consequences’, an extensive one-month long exhibition at the French Institute of Lebanon. 27 artists from various backgrounds and disciplines produced art for this event, including visual art, performance art, film and much more. For a peak at some of the press coverage of the event, please follow the link.

Collaborate with Haven

Haven for Artists is currently looking for collaborators and partnerships around the world.
We aim to exchange Middle Eastern artists with the European artists, in-order to give them the opportunity of cultural exchange, networking and collaboration. Haven for Artists accepts applications for the residency programme all year round. If you would like to apply to the residency programme or have a great idea for a project or collaborative opportunity, please contact Haven at; [email protected]


Haven for Artists has received a great amount of local and international press coverage, due the success of our projects and focus on inclusivity, diversity and accessibility.

  • DIDASKALOS AGHONISTIKOS – ARTworks: HAVEN for Artists (August2012)
  • Beirut.com – Haven for Artists (November2012)
  • Agenda Culturel – Haven, un nouveau tremplin pour artistes (January2013)
  • Skeyes Media – A Fractured Mirror: Beirut’s Cultural Scene and the Search for Identity (Author: Eric Reidy) (May2013)
  • Beirut.com – Beating Scores, Scoring Beats: The 8-Bit Sounds of Rhea Dally (HfA mentioned) (October2013)
  • Beirut.com – 24 Hours in Beirut with Dayna Ash (January2014)
  • Time Out Beirut – Haven for Artists mentioned (page 50) (February2014)
  • NOW – A haven for artists (May2014)
  • BananaPook – Jello shots, stickers and art (May2014)
  • Roundhouse – Talking doorsteps: A Common Terminology (May2014)
  • The European – Creating beauty from anger and despair (December2014)
  • UV Lab – Haven for artists’ The Merriment of Debris (June2015)
  • AUB Outlook – Haven For Artists: for artists, by artists (April2016)
  • ChEEk Magazine – Elle a ouvert une galerie artistique alternative en plein coeur de Beyrouth (June2016)
  • Libertine Magazine – Print : Berlin in love edition // for the love of the arts //Haven for Artists (2016)
  • Daily star: Printed // A year of a safe Haven
  • TV5 Monde // A Beyrouth, un heuvre de paix, au feminin, pour artistes de tous horizons (Oct2017)