Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (KSCC) is a leading Palestinian arts and culture organization that was registered as an NGO in 1996. Located in Ramallah, KSCC is housed in a unique renovated historic building, dating back to the early 20th century, based on traditional Palestinian architecture. The center is named after the Jerusalemite scholar, poet, and nationalist, Khalil Sakakini, and has housed the office of the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Since its establishment, KSCC has played an important role in promoting arts and culture in Palestine, through fostering cultural heritage, creativity, and literary and artistic practices. It has gained a strong reputation, locally and internationally, as an institution that celebrates culture and arts for its capacity to question; to pose alternative ways of thinking, perceiving and viewing; and to accommodate multiple interpretations and ambiguity that foster the values of critique and interpretation.