We are using the hashtag #afndsp (Artists for Nature Dead Sea Project) to identify posts on social media, twitter etc that relate to the Bringing The Dead Sea to Life Project which is running now.
This is a bold new project to raise global awareness to the plight of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is one of the most unique geographic formations in the world, supporting unique ecosystems and harboring historic and cultural treasures. The long-term decline of the water level is creating an ecological imbalance on both land and sea that will eventually destroy this unique and precious resource. The culture of environmental artists and nature lovers provides a unique, non-political platform for people of this war-torn region to connect to their natural environment and to one another
Fifteen internationally-renowned wildlife and nature artists are now visiting the Dead Sea for ten days and work with Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli artists (total of 25 artists) in public events that will draw in local visitors. The artists will spend each day in the open landscapes of the Dead Sea drawing and painting. In addition, there will be tours, lectures and workshops for students, artists and the general public. The ten day long festival will take place at different areas within each country: Ein Gedi, Israel; Jericho, Palestinian Territories; and Wadi Mujib, Jordan and a special trip to Aqaba, Eilat and Jerusalem. The festival will culminate in an exhibition of their work that will form the basis of a travelling exhibition and a full color art book of the project.
The project is supported by The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), the Hoopoe Foundation and Tel Aviv University together with the Amman Center for Peace and Development (ACPD, Jordan), Universite' de Lausanne (UNIL, Switzerland) and the International Artists For Nature Foundation (ANF) are running