HOPE Foundation


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NL-2288 DB Rijswijk
The Netherlands

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Looking back

The year 2019 has passed but not without notice.
What a great year!

We traveled to Jordan, worked in the west bank, visited Gaza four times, we started many new collaborations among which with the Palestinian Museum, launched a Saturday academy for talented children and an amazing four summer camps were held with great success.

So with great pleasure we present our year report of 2019, full of stories and many bright pictures of all the activities we got to realize last year.

Enjoy! (Nederlands-pagina 1 / English-page 19 / عربى- صفحة 51) 

First trip to Jordan

After participating in the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival and a quick visit to Gaza, artists Rosh Abdelfatah, Paul Bruijninckx, Ingrid Rollema and Suzanne Groothuis and treasurer Wim Rollema, traveled to Zaatari camp. This is a Syrian refugee camp on the Jordanian border.
In Zaatari we worked one week with a team of 8 teachers and loads of children. We shared, exchanged and created. It was an incredibly inspiring trip for everyone.


Read the report here
Watch the films here


In 2018 the dance show "Phoenix" was created by Eric Minh Cuong Castaing (National Ballet de Marseille) in collaboration with HOPE.

Every performance 4 dancers/artists from Gaza participate in this show by video and real time trough skype.

Phoenix is now touring Europe:

11th - Dublin dance festival (Ireland) 
24th - Tanzhaus NRW-Düsseldorf (Germany)

9th - Festival Impact, Hasselt (Belgium)
26th & 27th - Lieu unique, Nantes (France)

Watch the trailer here

BeeHome Academy

BeeHomeAcademy is up and running!

It is an online art academy founded by HOPE that uses films as a teaching method and is created for children in refugee camps all over the world.

BeeHome is a platform to inspire with the aim to stimulate children to develop and express themselves through the arts.

We are constantly working on creating new content so BeeWelcome to visit and explore!



Campaign for compensation of artists for the project in 2018.


The Open Studio proudly won the first prize in the Dabke competitions by incorporating modern theatre and dance techniques into the traditional dance. To continue this development we needed to involve additional artist and manpower. With this campaign we collected €4.700,00 budgeted for extra salaries in 2018.

We are truly thankful to everyone who has helped us to realize this campaign.