Paltisana is an initiative of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem.
Paltisana aims to revive the local community’s sense of beauty, strengthen Palestinian cultural identity, and cultivate local artistic talent.
It seeks to
Create the infrastructure that is necessary for the rejuvenation of the cultural life in Palestine
Conserve and revive the traditional Palestinian handcrafts that are slowly dying out, as well as develop the handicraft industry in order to meet international standards
Provide needed vocational training for young people, and hence create job opportunities for young and qualified Palestinians
Encourage human productivity and creative skills so as to enable people, through their own work to participate in shaping their future .