Founded in 2015, the Beirut Art Residency is dedicated to supporting the production and dissemination of contemporary art. Their program can be broken down into three main facets; residencies, local exhibitions and public interventions. They provide both emerging and mid-career artists with the time and space to work. The outcome of the residency is a cross-cultural exchange, on the one hand bridging local residents of Beirut to a much wider, international discourse surrounding contemporary art, and on the other leaving a lasting impression on residents. They have hosted Babak Kazemi from Tehran and Mona Aghababaee from Isfahan during their residency program.