Hassan Nassar (head of department), Samer Abu Ghali, Mohammed Shurrab, Ghaleb Abu Khater, Saber Qarmot, Emad Zorob, Mumen Khalifa, Mahmoud Alhaj, Mahmoud Al-Madhon, Ehab Abu Elenain, Khaled Jaber, Intisar Al fara, Saida Honaidq, Nawal Al-zraiy, Nosiba Abu Khater, Amany Abu Mostapha, Khitam Al-owaity, Elham Abu Hattab
Ingrid, Suzanne and Rosh together come up with the concepts for workshops and films. They combine their experiences and, in this way, inspire each other, learn from each other and keep up the courage to continue!
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Harry Cock and Sake Elzinga
From the very first visit to Gaza Harry Cock and Sake Elzinga were involved in the Open Studio’s development. Harry is involved to this day. He has, for instance, recorded life in Gaza, in photos, over a continuous period of time.
Niek van Nieuwenhuijzen and Gaby Wijzenbeek
Niek and Gaby gave a lot of advice on how to professionalize the HOPE foundation, especially where it concerned music and making the connection with psycho-social problems. They initiated the collaboration with PRCS University College of Ability Development in Khan Younis; and they also contributed their own specific knowledge of art and music therapy. Although the Open Studio uses a very different working method, it is hugely important to continually explore and guard the boundaries. Niek died on 23 November 2013. This was an enormous loss for the Hope Foundation.
Robert Goddyn - Marsel Loermans - Ibrahim Al-Baz - Hekmat Dirbas