Homelands, Places of belonging

The project

Homelands, places of belonging is a community co-creation project for and by refugee artists, led by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and its partners.

Eight refugee artists will engage, over a period of six months, in a process of artistic co-creation with the local community. This collaboration will be carried out in tandem with seven partners from the Brussels socio-cultural sector who will support the artists in their work.

Based on the notion of “HOMELANDS”, the project is an artistic search on what it means to be at home, to belong to a city, a community, a neighbourhood, etc.

The project Homelands aims to invest in a story of positive and humane inclusion by creating a lasting dialogue between Brussels citizens and newcomers through one of the most powerful tools of each culture that is ART.

To give refugee artists the opportunity to regain their place as artists in society, to co-creatively share their know-how with the host community and to become the (inter-) cultural mediators of tomorrow. This is the our mission.

The artists

Ahmad Al Saadi

#photographer #Syria


#photographer #Syria @Zinnema

Shalam Lazim

#scuptor #Irak


#sculptor #Irak @Wolubilis

Tony Bland Degli 

#FashionDesigner #Togo


Ali Sabri 

#painter #Irak

@MUS-E Belgium

Chinara Miamona 

#Painter #Azerbaïdjan 


Mohammad Aukal 

#Dancer #Palestine


Hussein Rassim

#Music Oud #Irak

@Maison des Cultures et de la Cohésion Sociale de Molenbeek

Abdelsalam Abunada

#filmaker #painter #Palestine



Main Partners

With nearly 400,000 members, Cera is developing a solid cooperative that is committed to the company. By joining forces, Cera creates, with its members and partners, economic and societal added value at three levels:

  • As a major shareholder, Cera provides a solid foundation for the KBC/CBC Group
  • Cera makes a positive impact on society
  • Cera’s members benefit from exclusive advantages

Participation, solidarity and respect for everyone – values inspired by F.W. Raiffeisen have formed the basis of Cera’s cooperative enterprise for over a hundred years.

Cultural Partners

Social Partners

Support Partners