Dardishi is a community-focused zine and arts Festival that showcases Arab and North African womxn’s* contributions to contemporary art and culture.

We launched dardishi.com on International Women’s Day 2016 as an online publication. Dardishi Festival and our print zine were born out of this website with the aim of strengthening creative collaboration between Arab and North African womxn, providing positive and diverse representation of us in the arts, and creating opportunities that support and develop our professional and creative practices.

Dardishi Festival first took place on International Women’s Day weekend, 8 – 10 March 2019, at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, UK.

*Our use of the term womxn includes non-binary and intersex people and trans women.


Image of Nadia Buyse performing at Dardishi Festival 2019 at CCA Glasgow. Photography by Noor Abdel-Razik.