Creative opportunity for everyone
Poündak is an independent house for culture and art.
Is it a space for the making and exchange of radical social art.
The Poündak is a unique urban complex in downtown Jerusalem.
This 380sqm, 3 story space is versatile: it is a nightclub, co-op bistro, studio for movement research, theatre, hangout spot. It is a space for people to meet, and collaborations to form.
We seek to help people find meaning and a sense of belonging through human connection and joint creative endeavor, to increase social awareness, personal independence, and cooperation in Jerusalem, to promote peace in the city.
We encourage connection between different innovative and alternative forms of creative practices.
Our dream is creative solidarity.
WE BELIEVE IN Creative Equity
Poundak is a home for human artists.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
Band classes for youth
at risk and young rehabilitants
The School of Rock gathers teenagers to form rock bands and perform with their music.
They meet every week, in a real music club, they get plugged in, they have a soundman, they’re practically rockstars!
The use of music and other creative outlets is a proven way to effectively engage youth towards beneficial, healthy relations with themselves and their peers.
Thanks to our school of rock, dozens of teens, normally roaming around the streets downtown, exposed to drugs and alcohol abuse, have formed healthy bonds with others, make friendships based on shared passion, built up their self confidence and connect with their power to express.
latin dance classes
Every week, people from all corners of Jerusalem gather in secret for an evening of Latin dance and music, celebrating our right to connect through body and rhythm.
The event is led by professional dancers, two partners from the Arab and Jewish communities in jerusalem.
This is simply a practice of coexistence in dance, a celebration of diversity that reminds us that we all have bodies, eyes, and hearts.
All are invited!
Community kitchen days based on
rescued produce and volunteer chefs
Eat as you will – Pay as you feel.
Did you know that 35% of food worldwide gets thrown away every single day?
Every week we have a team of Volunteer cooks and food rescuers going to the Wholesale market, rescuing enough food to feed our whole community!
In the poundak community, We wish to encourage conscious use of resources.
Food, Produce, Clothes, Equipment, Materials and vibes We try to upcycle all energy. It is a way to be humble with our planet, to be sustainable and creative.
PTSD Video Therapy program
Video making is a proven method
Video making is a proven method for coping with trauma and its pathologies.
We wish to bring together professional filmmakers and people in need of a practice to process, transform and express and share their experience in a supportive group process.
Integrative movement groups For disabled and non-disabled people
For disabled and non-disabled people
Our dream is to make dance accessible for all. we believe that all people should feel equal in their ability to express and connect with creative practices.
We aim to form groups that are celebrating the other, designing classes that are accessible for the disabled – all people have their way to move and connect with their body.
Art and Non violant communication residency program
for multidisciplinary art practitioners
We dream of multidisciplinary groups of artistic practitioners from embroiled communities coming together to live and practice a dialogue based on NVC (non-violent communication).
The mission of this residency program is to form new models for approaching NVC dialogue in creative practices, in order to implement them back in the communities of jerusalem in group processes.
We dream of new paths to make peace with ourselves, with our neighbors, and communities.
The Poundakis a community.
A home away from home.
It is physical and viral.
It is a haven, and its real.
Poundak project is a dream of solidarity.
Poundak is all about people. It is happening for the community and with the community.Our work is based on volunteering, The poundak’s community allows the project to continue on.
Poundak’s family of people is alive because of love. We sing, dance, cook, nap, party, laugh, write, and create. we simply find meaning in the togetherness.
What happens when you bring people together?
Poundak project is lab for human connection. ongoing, everchanging, alive, and pulsating. We make space for people to be themselves, to exchange with others and connect.
do you have an idea? A dream? Do you feel like you could upgrade your human potential?
Lets be friends.
All are invited.
open call 2021
Poundak project is inviting for collaboration
Poundak project is a home for human artists. It is a space for radical art making and exchange.
We believe in creative solidarity.
Art making based on mutual inspiration.
Our collective residency program brings artist from multidisciplinary, international backgrounds to form longterm artistic collaborations and projects to save the world.
Poündak is an international, multicultural, radically inclusive community of humans. It is based on participation: we put all our trust in solidarity, humankind’s most beautiful quality.
So, do you want to be our friend?
Do you resonate with our thoughts? Have a crazy idea? Are you just curious?
Come visit, make Poündak your home, work with us, email us, donate your time, connections, resources…
All are welcomed to be partners in our path towards a better world.
We are greatly honored and thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with other beautiful projects in the city of Jerusalem and the world. Words can’t express how deeply touched we feel to connect with other projects that share our dreams and intentions to make this world a place of connection and harmony for human beings.
We are all messengers of the new world. Just by reading these words you are all a part of the movement, and we draw great hope from everyone who walks this path with us.