Outgrain Arts is a London-based Community Interest Company, established in 2019 to build a high quality audiovisual works to create positive social change. Outgrain Arts produces high quality, creative films that powerfully tell stories connected with relevant issues as migration, climate change, displacement, ageing, and experience of vulnerable groups across the UK and internationally.
Qisetna is an initiative that started in 2013. It is a non-political socially inclusive and cultural project that engages Syrians and people with a connection to the country to share their stories. The project aims to share the stories with wider audiences as well as preserving the Cultural and Oral Heritage of Syrians.
At Outgrain Arts, we are here to tell your story in the most effective, imaginative and compelling way that stirs a change in audiences across cultures, language, age... we make films to change hearts, minds and lives.
Since 2013, we run Qisetna (Talking Syria), an award-winning online initiative in which we publish stories from Syrians displaced in their country, in transit crossing borders, and re-settling across Europe and beyond. We publish interviews with Syrian musicians, writers, artists promoting the rich and diverse contemporary culture of Syrian Diaspora. We actively look for any opportunities to support Syrians in the transitional period of adjusting to the new context they find themselves in, acknowledging their needs and cultural background.
We organise creative and storytelling workshops bringing asylum seekers, migrants, elderly and those from vulnerable background together to create community and empower the individuals by producing their own stories.
We help people gain skills and hope for a stronger future with real prospects through providing workshops, film making training and work experience on commissions.