The “Israel – Albania Culture Festival” is a yearly festival of arts and culture presenting and promoting contemporary creativity and cultural heritage from Israel and Albania, and at large from Albanian and Jewish diasporas worldwide. The forthcoming 2021 edition of the Festival in September 2021 shall bring together in Tirana artists, authors and cultural operators from Israel, Albania and the international scene – from September 12 to 21 – in a program of events and performances spanning instrumental classical music, traditional folk music, contemporary dance, visual arts, literature and cinematography.
The “Israel – Albania Culture Festival” brings artistic excellence and innovative multi-disciplinary projects in Albania and the larger Balkans region. By supporting international collaborative projects in the field of arts and culture, the Festival aims also at promoting Albanian and Jewish cultural heritage and contemporary creativity in the larger European and international contexts. In this connect, the rescue of Jewish people in Albania during the Holocaust is valued as a precious heritage of outstanding relevance for nurturing inter-generational and inter-cultural dialogue vis-a-vis pressing challenges of racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance.