A non-profit organization established in 2008, the Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) is dedicated to advancing Lebanese art and supporting Lebanese artists by facilitating their access to the global art world.
From London to Washington, Venice to Dubai, APEAL’s initiatives have furthered the role of Lebanese art by way of exhibitions, public art commissions, scholarships, and international art exchanges. The APEAL Scholarship, granted to talented art students and emerging artists for postgraduate degrees, has made it possible for numerous candidates to attend major institutions in both Lebanon (ALBA, AUB, USEK, USJ) and abroad (Cal Arts, HEAD Geneva, MIT, Sorbonne, Université de Montréal, Yale and Harvard).
APEAL grew to become a significant supporter of Lebanon’s arts scene both at home and abroad. In 2015, APEAL spearheaded the establishment of a major modern and contemporary art museum in Lebanon, the Beirut Museum of Art (BeMA).
In 2021, APEAL suspended its activities and its members were invited to join different committees within BeMA.