The Partners

Diwan Al Fan: Founded as an initiative in 2017, Diwan Al Fan now serves as the art entity of Romooz Foundation. The art program is dedicated to supporting visual art and film from Yemen through local and international projects -including exhibitions, art residencies and workshops, seminars and public programing. Providing a global perspective on Yemeni art and culture, Diwan Al Fan encourages the development of projects that expand the discourse around contemporary art, music and film from Yemen.

Poetry Consultant: Wajdi al-Ahdal is a Yemeni novelist, author of short stories, screenwriter, and dramatist. He received a degree in literature from Sanaa University. He won the Afif prize for the short story in 1997, a gold medal for a dramatic text in the Festival for Arab Youth in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1998, and the youth prize of the President of the Republic of Yemen for the short story in 1999. He has been an employee of Dar al-Kutub, the National Library in Sanaa.

Project Illustrator: Lamia al-Sanafi is a Sana’a based graphic designer and visual artist. She holds a degree in Graphic Design from the Lebanese International University. She currently works as Projects Associate for Romooz Foundation.

Poems Translator: Dr. Hamdan Dammag is a Yemeni award winning novelist. He is a poet, a translator, a researcher, a human rights activist and a computer scientist with publications in international journals, magazines and newspapers. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Yemeni Center for Studies and Research. Dammag is the son of Yemen's foremost novelist Zayd Muttee Dammaj.

This project is made possible with the Generous Support of
the Prince Claus Fund’s Next Generation Programme