Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is currently Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival, established in Spring 2012 as an independent cultural platform and taking place each year in March/April. The aim of the festival is to showcase the many different art forms that make up the contemporary art movement worldwide and to support local and regional artistic development, both by giving local artists the opportunity to see world class art in their own country, but also by showcasing outstanding local and regional artistic productions. D-CAF also aims to engage the general public with Downtown Cairo in a new way and to contribute to its revival as a cultural hub by using both outdoor and indoor spaces across Downtown that have either never been used for cultural activities before or that have not been used for many years, thus encouraging audiences to think about both their city and about contemporary art in new and original ways. 

Programme of D-CAF 2016






March 31 - April 22, 2016; March 17 - April 7, 2017; March 8-29, 2018