News from Sheba Arts


Dear friends, 
This is our first newsletter in 2022. We bring you the latest news about our projects and future plans. 
Meet our new Board Members

We’d like to give a warm welcome to our new Board Members, Maram Al Dalawi and Alimamy Bangura!Our board of directors plays a vital role in steering, supporting, and advising on all of our initiatives. A huge thank you for their ongoing help and support!

Sheba Festival 2022 

We are planning another Sheba Festival for this summer.
This is our second week-long festival that happens in person across different venues in Greater Manchester.  We are looking for partners and artists in Oldham and Manchester. If you are a grassroots organisation or a venue and would like to collaborate with us, please get in touch. 
This year’s festival theme is “Climate Change and Migration” and it will showcase the best of community and migrant art that Greater Manchester has to offer.
We will soon release more opportunities and news so keep an eye on our social media channels and join our newsletter to stay updated. 

Open Call for Film Makers

We are looking for films by independent artists from migrant backgrounds based in the UK, exploring themes of climate change and migration.
The selected films will be showcased as part of our annual Sheba Festival that will take place in June this year coinciding with Refugee Month.

We welcome films of any length and format, from individual artists or collectives. We will pay the selected artists a screening fee as well as a fee for taking part in the Q&A (taking part in the Q&A is optional), and cover travel expenses for those who don’t live locally.

If you have a film on these themes and would like to share it with a wider audience, please fill out the Application Form and the Equal Monitoring Form, before Sunday 17 April.

If you have any questions please contact Nuria at [email protected]

For more information and how to apply please visit our website:


The 5th Celebrating Syria Festival is coming to Manchester in March.
It showcases the talent & creativity of Syrian artists in the UK.
The festival brings a wide range of events including live music, workshops, book discussion, talks & theatre. For more information visit this Facebook page!

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