Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center is an organization established in 1996. It is located at 4 Raja Street, Ramallah
Ramallah is a Palestinian city in the central West Bank located 10 kilometers north of Jerusalem, adjacent to al-Bireh. It currently serves as the de facto administrative capital of the Palestinian National Authority...

 in the West Bank
West Bank
The West Bank ) of the Jordan River is the landlocked geographical eastern part of the Palestinian territories located in Western Asia. To the west, north, and south, the West Bank shares borders with the state of Israel. To the east, across the Jordan River, lies the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan...

. The traditional manor that houses the centre was the former family home of Khalil Salem Salah, the mayor of Ramallah between 1947/1951, is now owned by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.

The Centre is a non- governmental, non-profit organization (NGO) dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture in Palestine
Palestinian territories
The Palestinian territories comprise the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Since the Palestinian Declaration of Independence in 1988, the region is today recognized by three-quarters of the world's countries as the State of Palestine or simply Palestine, although this status is not recognized by the...

. The Sakakini Centre operates in three areas; The visual arts, Palestinian identity, and holding regular public activities.

The centre holds art exhibits, book readings, poetry readings, children's activities and film screenings. Additionally to long term projects the Sakakini centre has also transfers some of its activities to facilities outside Ramallah, such as to Bir Zeit, Gaza City, and Bethlehem, to enable continuation of the projects during Israeli imposed curfews.

Adila Laidi was the first director of the centre from 1996 until 2005. Fatin Farhat is the current Director.

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