Dar al-Kalima University started in 2019 an art intervention and outreach program in Gaza, and it launched in November 2020 the Nabad program in Beirut as a cross-cultural Palestinian-Lebanese response to the port explosion of August 4, 2020, which wrecked an already fragile local art and culture scene due to multilevel crises.

Nabad is an innovative program that aims at empowering artists, arts organizations and creative enterprises in Southwestern Asia and North Africa to implement their artistic and cultural ideas, and market their artworks.

The first phase took place between November 2020 and May 2021, and included several projects in Lebanon: “Art Therapy Workshops” with Meadows, “Beirut Relief and Empowerment” with Beirut Jam Sessions, Haven for Artists and Plan Bey, “Arleb”, and “The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change”. In 2022, the “Palart” project was launched to promote Palestinian artists.