coculture is a non-profit association based in Berlin, Germany, serving as an umbrella organisation to initiate and develop artistic and social projects. coculture’s main objective is to address different facets of the challenges faced by displaced cultural producers through a broad scope of projects and activities.


  • Support displaced cultural producers through a variety of projects
  • Promote and showcase the work of artists and art professionals
  • Provide training and career development
  • Connect cultural practitioners in exile with the art scene at home
  • Encourage collaborations between Syrian and other non-Western art professionals living in Berlin and the local art communities
  • Preserve the intangible cultural heritage of countries in which cultural workers are threatened by war, expulsion, persecution and oppression
  • Create long-term partnerships & initiatives


All our activities and projects reflect the following beliefs:

Artistic networking & community building

A space – online and offline - for artists, art professionals and institutions – local and international, native and in exile - to connect and collaborate.

Integration & visibility

A platform for everyone to discover Syria through its rich culture and outstanding art scene; a contribution to a much-needed conversation around Syria’s media generated image.


An active exchange of varying viewpoints leads to a more creative and innovative thinking – that’s why we work with people of different nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, cultures and languages.

Reconnection of social fabric

Connect forcefully displaced artists with those who remain in Syria and other war zones, using art to facilitate dialogue and exchange.

Counteraction to deframentation and displacement

Represent and preserve Syria’s cultural heritage beyond national borders.

Capacity building

Support and empower Syrian artists and art professionals in their career development.

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