Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre is an Egyptian non-profit organization established in 2008 in Fustat, Old Cairo. Its premises include a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that host different art mediums and cultural events. Darb 1718 houses two art exhibition spaces, theater, dance and concert stages, gardens, rooftops and outdoor cinema for independent film screenings. The centre also organizes art exhibitions and events in public spaces throughout Egypt. Darb 1718 provides workshops, programs and initiatives to educate and mentor emerging artists and offers them a space to exhibit their work alongside established artists.
Darb 1718’s long-term vision is to promote social change, to sensitize people and to expand their horizons through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community. We aim to achieve this vision by advancing the contemporary art movement in Egypt, offering services that support, cultivate and sustain the burgeoning art scene in our country.