Grantee profile

Ara Art

ARA ART was established in 2012 by a group of Romani and LGBTI artists in the Czech Republic. Led by Director David Tišer, the organisation’s goal is to support the rights of Roma people and other marginalised groups across the Czech Republic, with a focus on Roma LGBTI people. ARA ART have three main areas of work: “artivism” (art and activism), which includes their theatre troupe, art gallery, annual Roma culture festival and four annual Roma days; leadership training programmes for Roma people as well as young people in the arts; and support for Roma LGBTI people including counselling, campaigning, advocacy and the International Roma LGBTI Platform. ARA ART are firmly embedded within the communities they support, making their work particularly urgent and compelling.