OUR STORY

Twelve Gates Arts, established in 2011, is a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The "gates" refer to the fortified gates that walled many ancient cities such as Delhi, Lahore, Jerusalem, and Rhodes - inside which lay the heart of each city's art and culture, and today this reference offers perspectives on history and possibilities.


OUR PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS

Twelve Gates Arts holds monthly exhibitions of contemporary and modern art by artists from countries in South Asia and the Middle East, as well as by diasporic artists from those regions. The list of artists represented comprises an impressive spectrum of established masters as well as cutting edge and outstanding newcomers. In addition to the exhibition programming, regular Salon events showcase works by artists in film, multi-media, literature and performance.

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Board of Directors

Aisha Zia Khan
Executive Director & President
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Ashwini Reddi
Director
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Atif F. Sheikh
Curator & Director
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Dr. Jamal J. Elias
Director
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Jawad Saleem
Treasurer & Director
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Mehrin Masud-Elias, Esq.
Corporate Secretary & Director
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Farvah Shah
Director
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Advisory Boad MemberS

Amina Begum Ahmed
Advisor
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Danielle Flitter
Advisor
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Kiira Anderson
Advisor
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GRANTS & Corporate sponsorship

Twelve Gates Arts appreciates the support from foundations, corporate, government, members, and individual donors that make our exhibitions and programming possible. The growth of our organization and quality of our programming could not happen without this support.  Thank you! To find out how you can support Twelve Gates, click here (go to donation page).

 

Grantors who have supported 12G through operational and or program-specific funding:

 

Businesses who support 12G through corporate sponsorships and named programming:

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