START uniquely encourages international artists to become volunteers in the field of humanitarian aid and education by participating in their workshops.


Why and who should participate?

Give back to the community, be inspired, develop your skills and join an elite group of international START artists.

START welcomes all artists of different art forms and nationalities that are passionate about children.


How to participate?

Volunteer in any of our workshops across UAE, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and India
We run 60 workshops every week in the orphanages, special needs centers and refugee camps.
Our START manager will prepare the workshop supplies and support each artist to conceptualise an interactive workshop for the children.

For more information please contact Nicola Lee, START Director


Artists who have collaborated with START include:


Farhad Moshiri - Safwan Dahoul - Sacha Jafri - Maisoon Al Saleh - James Clar - Athier

Zara Mahmood - Khaled Takreti - Patrica Millns - Nadim Karam - Noor Al Khaja

Elhum Shakerifar - Maitha bin Lahej - Ayman Yossri - Mohannad Orabi 

Ebtisam Abdulaziz  - Sara Naim – Lisa Widemann – Nabil Nahas – Syed Faraz Ali

Estevan Oriol - David Choe - Seher Neveed - Nisha Sood - Alia Dawood - Michelle Harvey, Rania Zaid Jishi, Uday Al Araji, Zoe Notara 


Did you know? Anish Kapoor, Piet Mondrian, Marc Chagall were once all refugees.


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