2015 ArteEast-Watermill Center Residency Deadline: June 11, 2014

2015 ArteEast-Watermill Center Residency Deadline: June 11, 2014

Support ArteEast

Since 2011, ArteEast has been proud to partner with The Watermill Centerto support annual residencies for artists from the Middle East and North Africa. 

We invite artists of all disciplines to take up residence at The Watermill Center in 2015, and create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. These residencies are aimed at supporting the development of new work or further development of works-in-progress.  

Artists will be selected by The Watermill Center Selection Committee as well as by members of the ArteEast staff. Travel expenses for the receipients of the residency will be fully covered by ArteEast.

Past Artists-in-Residence have included performance and theater artists, filmmakers, sound designers, puppeteers, architects, composers and musicians, visual artists, dramaturgs, scholars, and authors. Recent recipients of the ArteEast-Watermill Residency Include:

2011:  Abbas Akhavan (Iran)
2013:  Dictaphone Group (Lebanon)
          Ibrahim Queraishi (Yemen/Pakistan)
2014:  Mohammed Kazem (United Arab Emirates, forthcoming in May 2014)

For more information, guidelines, and to apply through Slideroom, click here.

* Eligible artists for the ArteEast-Watermill Center Residency must be citizens and/or residents of the following countries:

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

 About The Watermill Center:

The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities completed in 2006 on the Long Island, NY site of a former Western Union communication research facility. Founded by theatre and visual artist Robert Wilson as a place for young and emerging artists to work, learn, create, and grow with each other, Watermill integrates performing arts practice with resources from the humanities, research from the sciences, and inspiration from the visual arts. Watermill is unique within the global landscape of experimental theatrical performance, and regularly convenes the brightest minds from all disciplines to do, in Wilson’s words, "what no one else is doing." For more information on the Watermill Center, click here.

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Golden Thread Productions – Call for Plays (Middle East)

Golden Thread Productions – Call for Plays  (Middle East)

ReOrient Festival Submissions Deadline Extended to May 1, 2014.

The ReOrient Festival of Short Plays was inaugurated in 1999 to present alternative perspectives of the Middle East, showcasing the diversity of artistic voices and styles from the region, and gathering various segments of the community together for an evening of distinctive – yet shared – narratives.

Eligibility

  • Plays by playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage writing about any topic
  • Playwrights of all backgrounds writing about the Middle East
  • Plays must be written in English
  • 10-30 minutes long

Thematic Areas of Interest

  • Comedies of all sorts, particularly political satire
  • Adaptations of classical texts and/or historical figures
  • Exploration of Middle Eastern performance traditions
  • Experiments with non-realistic forms

Submission Guidelines: Please email play, resume & cover letter to GTPSubmissions@gmail.com. Specify ReOrient Festival in the subject line. 

 

 

Torange Yeghiazarian

Founding Artistic Director

Golden Thread Productions

The Fifth String: Ziryab's Passage to Cordoba

By Torange Yeghiazarian created in collaboration with the ensemble

Featuring original music by Faraz Minooei and design by Mokhtar Paki

May 2-4 at the Islamic Cultural Center, Oakland

May 15-18 at Brava Theatre Center, San Francisco

ArteEast: Opportunities for Artists April Newsletter

ArteEast: Opportunities for Artists April Newsletter

Featured:

Future Generation Art Prize 2014

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the PinchukArtCentre have opened the Application Procedure for the third edition of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014, a worldwide contemporary art prize established to discover, recognize, and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Artists up to 35 years of age from all over the world are encouraged to apply. 

For more information and to submit, please click here.

Deadline April 12 [passed]

More:

  • Maraya Art Centre invites designers from all around the globe to participate in the upcoming ISLAMOPOLITAN exhibition. The exhibition will highlight the universal topic and dialogue between Islam and design and will feature works by emerging and established designers whose practices are inspired by Islam as a design subject, rather than religious designation.
    For more information and to submit, please click here
    Deadline April 12 [passed]
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize. Each year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung issues three Prizes for International Cooperation between young German filmmakers and their partners from the Arab World. These prizes are awarded in the categories of animationdocumentationand short fiction film
    For more information and to submit, please click here
    Deadline April 24
  • Submissions are now being accepted for the MAC International, a major open-submission biennial exhibition aiming to present the very best of contemporary visual art practice across all disciplines. The exhibition is open to professional artists working in any country.
    For more information and to submit, please click here
    Deadline April 30

Deadline April 15

Featured:

The MacDowell Colony's Voices of Change Program

Artists from the Middle East working in all artistic disciplines are encouraged to apply for residency with The MacDowell Colony’s Voices of Change program. Those accepted will receive fellowships covering all costs of a residency of up to two months in Peterborough, New Hampshire, including use of one of 32 studio cottages, meals and accomodations, international travel reimbursement, and opportunities to present work to public audiences through the Colony's community programs. 

For more information and to apply, please click here

More:

  • The Abraaj Group and the Royal College of Art are now accepting applications for the Abraaj RCA Innovation Scholarship. This scholarship will cover full international tuition fees to study at a Master's level for two years at the Royal College of Art in London. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline April 30
  • AFAC is now accepting applications in the categories of Visual Artsand Performing Arts as part of its 2014 general grants program. The call is open to Arab individuals living in the Arab region or in diaspora and to local, regional, and international institutions whose projects relate to contemporary Arab culture.
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline May 1
  • Artists based in the UAE are invited to apply as individuals or as a collaborative team for a residency in thejamjar’s Project Space this summer. Applicants from a range of artistic disciplines (such as performance, music, illustration, and visual/digital arts) are encouraged to apply.
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline May 15

 

Dates TBA

Featured:

Failed Architecture and the Maraya Art Centre

Failed Architecture, an Amsterdam-based research platform focusing on contemporary urban and architectural conditions, and the Maraya Art Centreare currently organizing a four-day research workshop in Sharjah. The workshop will examine the historical development, the current situation, and possible futures of a series of exceptional buildings f
rom the '70s on Sharjah’s centrally located Bank Street. The workshop is open to students and professionals in the fields of architecture, urbanism, arts, sociology, geography, economics, politics and media.

For more information and to RSVP, please click here

More:

  • thejamjar presents a 7-day intensive workshop hosted by Karien Mulder exploring the moving image through traditional storytellingand stop-motion animation. Over the span of the workshop participants will build a character, a story, and an environment to be animated and edited into a 1-minute animation.
    For more information and to register, please click here
    Dates April 11 – 18
  • As part of the fourth chapter of Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program98weeks will host a writing workshop, “Montage as Writing.” Tapping into 98weeks’ current research on Feminisms, the workshop will look at montage in writing as a technique to express a female or feminist subjectivity, and look at the relations between subject and object, politics and rhetoric.
    For more information and to register, please click here
    Dates April 11 – May 2
  • Kurrasat Al-Cimatheque Workshop is a six-month training programme for twelve participants, addressing different methods of review writing and creative film programming. Aiming to cover a wide variety of cinematic languages, the workshop will be composed of six intensive training sessions, one each week. Training will be held entirely in Arabic.
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline April 30

Deadline May 1

Featured:

ArteEast Editorial and Development Interns

ArteEast is seeking Editorial and Development Interns for Summer 2014. The Editorial Intern will assist in all aspects of written communication, working alongside artists and curators, contributing blog content, and participating in research and special projects. The Development Intern will assist the Exectutive Director with all aspects of fundraising, including researching and writing grant proposals and helping execute fundraising initiatives. 

For more information and to apply, please click here

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  • Ashkal Alwan is seeking a Cultural Manager to carry out programming and administrative duties. Successful candidates will have a minimum of three years experience in the arts and culture management field, knowledge of the local artistic and cultural sector, and excellent communication, writing, and editing skills. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Start Date May 2014
  • The Whitney Museum is seeking an Associate Curator with particular expertise in the field of contemporary art. This curator will join the Whitney at a crucial moment in the Museum’s history, as it prepares the inaugural exhibition in the new Renzo Piano designed building and the accompanying expansion of its program.
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline ASAP
  • The Mosaic Rooms is currently looking to hire a Press and Marketing Intern to research and expand media and databases, develop and research ideas for online marketing, and help with general press and listings releases and social media posts for their varied programme of exhibitions, literary events, films and more. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Start Date May 2014

Dates April 10 – 27th

Featured:

Beirut International Platform of Dance (BIPOD)

For its 10th anniversary, the Beirut International Platform of Dance(BIPOD), an annual contemporary dance platrform, has created an exciting program: 10 companies for 10 years of BIPOD in addition to unique master classes, talks with the artists, the launching of BIPOD's 10th anniversary book, a retrospective exhibition, as well as parties around the festival. 

For more information, please click here

More:

  • Galerie Marian Goodman in Paris presents Parle Pour Toi, a series of three film and video programs curated by Maria Muracciole taking place over the next three months. The programs, entitled “Singulier Pluriel,” “Reprises, Montages, Histoires,” and< strong>“Transitions” will feature works by artists and filmmakers who work in the context of colonial and postcolonial histories, investigating the questions and spaces these contexts create.
    Dates April 22 – 26, May 13 – 17, June 27 – July 4
  • Kaelen Wilson-Goldie reviews the 8th Art Dubai and the fair's current director, Antonia Carver, who has "continued to develop educational and curatorial programs that are as responsive to the local community as they are plain in their purpose of window-dressing the down-and-dirty business of the fair" in artforum
    To read more, click here.
  • Read Ann Binlot's review in Al Jazeera America of the FotoFest 2014 exhibition, View From Inside, a showcase of works by artists from the Middle East and North Africa. "Some in the art world say it is the largest display of contemporary Arab art ever." 
    To read more, click here

ArteEast: Opportunities for Artists March 2014

ArteEast: Opportunities for Artists March 2014

Deadline March 15

Featured:

Asian American Writers' Workshop: Calling All Literary Baghdads

The Asian American Writers' Workshop (AAWW) invites writers to submit a brief, imagined review (100-500 words) of a selection of titles from Ibn al-Nadim's Kitab al-Fihrist to be published as an anthology on AAWW's The Margins.

For more information and to submit, please click here

More:

  • Powered by See.Me the fifth annual EXPOSURE photography competition is an international call for image-makers of all backgrounds who speak in the language of lenses and aperture. Share your best photos and earn over $100,000 in awards, including a New York City Gallery Exhibition.
    For more information and to submit, please click here
    Deadline March 13
  • Museum de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo (MARCO), Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine (FRAC) and Sogn of Fjordane Kunstmuseum (SFKM) are now accepting submissions for the 2014 edition of their Award for Young Curators. Participants will have the chance to propose and develop an original project in the exhibition venues at MARCO, FRAC and SFKM.
    For more information and to submit, please click here
    Deadline March 14
  • Hot Docs is now accepting submissions of documentaries of all lengths and subject matters (including series) for inclusion in The Doc Shop, a year-round internet site accessible to registered members, including buyers, distributers, sales agents, and festival programmers. To be elibible, documentaries must be in English language, subtitled in English or English-versioned.
    For more information and to submit, please click here.
    Deadline March 24

Deadline April 15

 

Featured:

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP)

The Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund in Amsterdam, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation in New York, are launching the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP). The ADPP will run from 2014-2016, targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. A jurors' committee comprised of Arab and international experts will select up to 10 grantees to receive financial and professional support to complete their proposed photography projects. 

For more information and to apply, please click here

More:

  • The Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program provides visual artists, writers, and composers of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and private creative space within the serene natural setting of theByrdcliffe Art Colony, as well as opportunities for open studios, work-shares, communal dinners, and fieldtrips. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline March 15
  • Applications are now being accepted for the Mawa3eed Travel Grant. Mawa3eed was launched in 2006 to help cover the travel expenses for artistic and cultural activities and events throughout the Arab world.
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline March 20
  • The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) andEdge of Arabia in partnership with Art Jameel announce an open call for artists currently living and working full time in the Middle East and North Africa. One or two artists will be selected to undertake a three- to six-month residency. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline April 1 

Dates March 6-10

Featured:

Arthouse Cinema Management & Programming Workshop

The Network of Arab Arthouse Screens (NAAS) and the Metropolis Cinema Association, in collaboration with ArteEast, are pleased to announce the kickoff of the first workshop in the Arab world for programmers and directors of Arthouse cinemas in the region.

The program will include panels, presentations, case studies and interactive sessions covering topics such as programming cinemas and festivals, the film market landscape in the region, working with distributors, develo
ping audiences and income building for independent exhibitors. It will also include discussions and networking sessions with distributors and film professionals from Arab countries and Europe, as well as a professional training in audience development and income building delivered by the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) in the UK.

For the full press release, click here.

More:

  • Ashkal Alwan's Home Workspace Program (HWP) is pleased to announce the call for applications to its fourth addition, on the theme of Setups/Situations/Institutions. 
    For more information, click here.
    Deadline March 11
  • Enrollment is now open for the Contemporary Image Collective Photo School's spring semester Photography Courses. Course levels range from beginner to intermediate, from general introductorion to photographic practice. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here.
    Deadlines vary
  • NEW INC, the first museum-led cultural incubator, is a shared workspace and professional develoment program designed to support creative practitioners working in areas or art, technology, and design at the New Museum
    For more information and to apply, please click here.
    Deadline April 1

 

Deadline March 31

Featured:

Arab Image Foundation Head of Collections

The Arab Image Foundation (AIF) is recruiting a Head of Collections. The Head of Collections is a newly created position that will work hand in hand with the AIF Director and the Board of Directors to advance knowledge on the AIF collections and to further use of the collection in research and projects. Candidates should have a post-graduate degree or a Ph.D. in art history, history of photography, visual anthropology, or related fields, and should speak English and Arabic.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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  • The Frankfurter Kunstverein, an internationally renowned exhibition venue for contemporary art and one of the oldest and largest art associations in Germany is seeking a new Director. Applicants must have a degree in art history, excellent knowledge of the international art scene, management experience, and excellent command of both German and English.
    For more information and to apply, please click here.
    Deadline April 10
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) seeks aDesign Director to play a key role in conceptualizing and coordinating the MCA's presentation of itself and its program via diverse media to ensure strong visual identity. Bachelor's degree in graphic design is required, and a master's degree in design is preferred.
    For more information and to apply, please click here.
    Deadline ongoing
  • The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is seeking a Creative Head of Communications. The position will execute the museum's brand identity in all internal and external venues, materials, products, sinage, and overall use, provide reports to the Acting Director on design projects and scheduling, and develop an annual and multi-year budget. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline ongoing

Dates March 19-22

Featured:

Art Week and The Eighth Edition of Art Dubai

The eighth edition of Art Dubai takes place this March at Madinat Jumeirah. Besides the gallery halls, the fair's extensive programme includes commissioned projects and performances, artists' and curators' residencies, radio and film, an exhibition of new works by winners of the annual The Abraaj Group Art Prize, and the critically acclaimed Global Art Forum. Art Dubai is part of Art Week, the most dynamic time in the UAE's cultural calendar.

For more information, please click here

More:

  • Organized by the Sharjah Art FoundationMarch Meeting is an annual gathering of artists, art professionals, and institutions concerned with the production and dissemination of art in the region and internationally. March Meeting 2014 will address issues in contemporary culture, institutional formation, and cultural production.
    For more information, please click here.
    Dates March 13-16

  • FotoFest 2014, the fifteenth annual international biennial of photography and photo-related art, opens in Houston, Texas on March 15. This year's exhibition will focus on Contemporary Arab Video, Photography, and Multi Media art.
    For more information, please click here.
    Dates March 15-April 27
  • Achievements in Retrospective at MoMA PS1 is the first US exhibition for the art collective GCC. Consisting of a "delegation" of nine artists, the GCC makes use of ministerial language and celebratory rituals associated with the Gulf to create videos, photographs, sculptures, and installations that examine the region’s rapid transformation in recent decades.
    For more information, click here.
    Dates March 23-May 25

The Arab Education Forum and the Istikshaf Coalition. Call for Papers: Deadline FEBRUARY 2, 2014

The Arab Education Forum and the Istikshaf Coalition. Call for Papers: Deadline FEBRUARY 2, 2014

Mobility and Freedom of Movement Conference

March 15-17, 2014
Amman – Jordan

The deadline for submissions is 2 February 2014

Abstracts will be accepted in Arabic, English and French, word count between 250 – 500 words.  A committee from the Istikshaf coalition will review all abstracts. Applicants whose papers have been accepted will be contacted by 9 February 2014 in which case full papers will be required by 1st  March 2014. Please e-mail abstracts and your CV to: Areej Ghazwi areej@almoultaqa.com.

Find attached the detailed call for paper in Arabic, English and French

In December 2010 The Arab Education Forum – Safar fund in cooperation with the Roberto Cimetta  Fund and other partner organizations around the Mediterranean launched Istikshaf program to explore mobility in our region.

Istikshaf  started with the aim of developing an interactive platform for the questioning of artistic mobility around the Mediterranean, as well as providing mobility opportunities for artists across the Mediterranean divide. After 3 years, Istikshaf developed into an advocacy body for mobility: a coalition that bases its advocacy action on thorough research and grassroots work.

The first symposium conducted for Istikshaf took place in June 2011 in Amman, Jordan with support from the Anna Lindh Foundation. Researchers and travelers submitted papers that were published in a book entitled “Madarat” 3 languages.  AR EN FR  .

This is the second call for papers related to Istikshaf program.

Background on Istikshaf Mobility Conference:

The second Istikshaf Symposium/Conference aims to be a forum for sharing experiences in the Arab and Euro-Mediterranean region on the impact of mobility for learning, allowing artists, social entrepreneurs, youth and policy makers to share and reflect on their experiences of mobility and how it impacted their professional, personal, and collective journeys.

 Stakeholders including researchers, policy makers, and practitioners will be invited to share their research, stories and knowledge to learn from and inspire each other. The conference will also address the many challenges and obstacles youth, artists, and activists face today in their quest for mobility and will propose practical solutions at various levels (governmental, parliamentary, civil society), keeping in mind the specificities of each country in the region.

 The objectives of the Conference will be to:

 ·         Present research papers and experiences of policies as well as impact of mobility.

·         Present stories of mobility that reflect impact on the personal and professional levels.

·         Present best practices and inspirational models, which could be replicated by other groups in other contexts

·         Propose practical policy recommendations in relation to the four policy areas (national agenda, Financing mobility, Crossing Borders, Mobilizing communities)

·         Extend the outreach of Istikshaf coalition and supporters and thus the pool of resources supporting mobility, including official institutions.

 On the call for papers :

Conference design is done along the four main policy issues of Istikshaf Agenda.

We welcome papers addressing one or more of the following themes:

 Type of Papers:

–          Policy / legal research that tackles one of the four policy issues/topics in your country

–          Concept Papers / White papers that discuss the concepts of the policy issues  

–          Initiatives that were implemented in your country to advocate one of the issues 

–          Real life experience / stories that can illustrate why and how should we advocate for mobility

–          Advocacy campaigns that are implemented/will be implemented in your country/region

Policy Issue

Topics

  MOBILITY ON THE NATIONAL AGENDA

·         The role of national governmental and semi-governmental bodies in promoting Mobility (ministries, municipalities, etc..)

·         How can we link mobility to national human resource capacity building strategies.

   FINANCING MOBILITY

·         Governments and Municipalities investing in mobility. Is there a need for a budget?  

·         Best practices in government funding and procedures. 

·         How can we convince and encourage a socially responsible private sector.

·         Friendly spaces and facilities to support the mobility of people, initiatives and activities.

  CROSSING BORDERS

·         Are visa laws in line with human rights principles and best practices in the Arab world?

·          Movement across borders: What is really happening?

·         How do authorities look at incoming mobility? 

   MOBILIZING COMMUNITIES

·       “learning” as a tool for creativity and innovation, and “mobility” as a tool for acquiring experience: Can society and government endorse it?

·    The involvement and participation of women, youth, artists and social entrepreneurs in mobility and cultural initiatives: what are the  social and economic constraints?

·       Mobilizing communities: Examples from the field.

The deadline for submissions is 2 February 2014

Abstracts will be accepted in Arabic, English and French, word count between 250 – 500 words.  A committee from the Istikshaf coalition will review all abstracts. Applicants whose papers have been accepted will be contacted by 9 February 2014 in which case full papers will be required by 1st  March 2014. Please e-mail abstracts and your CV to: Areej Ghazwi areej@almoultaqa.com.

Please circulate this call to your networks.


Arab-Islamo Theatre Forum: Digest Number 779

MISSION:

This group is devoted to the exploration, discussion and promotion of all issues related to Arabic and Islamic theatre(s) and cultural practices, ideally with a view to comparable ones in other parts of the world. However, as the members of the group gradually define its emphases, the term "Arabo-Islamic" will remain flexible, indicating a general area of research and praxis without necessarily becoming exclusive. It should thus include dramatists and practitioners from Arabo-Islamic countries but working in languages other than Arabic; it also encompasses non-Arab theatre in the Arab world (Berber and Nubian for example) as well as closely related non-Arab traditions (such as those of Turkey and Iran). 

The same flexibility applies to the group's understanding of the word "theatre" which is defined here as a vast number of interrelated performative and embodied cultural practices not simply confined to the theatre as narrowly conceived. 

The group is open to all scholars and practitioners willing to endorse these aims and perspectives.

The list is founded and moderated by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) under the mentorship of Professor Marvin Carlson (City University of New York, USA). Other co-moderators are Farah Yeganeh (Iran) and Eyad Houssami (Syria/USA).

 

NITEnews – Global Online Theatre News Resource

We are proud to introduce NITEnews http://www.nitenews.org/ – your one stop site for all things world theatre news related. 

Offering original and aggregated theatre content from around the world, NITEnewshttp://www.nitenews.org/ is updated daily to provide you with current information about what is happening in theatre from every corner of the globe. 

The Moscow Times says "NITEnews http://www.nitenews.org/ has just taken theatre news from zero to 100mph in six seconds flat" and American Theatre magazine calls it "an excellent resource…to find out about theatre happening all around the world." 

Visit http://www.nitenews.org/ http://www.nitenews.org/ to see what all the buzz is about, and please share it with your colleagues, both locally and globally. Thank you, and happy travels. 


ArteEast:Opportunities for Artists January 2014

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Founded in 2003, ArteEast is a leading New York-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to engaging a growing global audience and arts professionals with the contemporary arts of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and its diaspora.

Featured:

3rd International Emerging Artist Award

Deadline January 31

Applications are still being accepted for the 2014 International Emerging Artist Award. Prize winners will receive a trip to Dubai, one solo show, one international group show, and the chance to participate in an international art fair. 

For more information and to submit, please click here.

More:

  • The State is accepting submissions for its upcoming volume. Experimentation with form, media and content are encouraged, but submissioons should address the theme of "Browning the Future," or the question: What does post-westerness look like?
    For more information and to submit, please click here.
    Deadline January 22
  • Submissions for the Mario Merz Prizes in Art and Music are now being accepted. Artists and musicians participating in the selection are to be nominated by curators, museum directors, galleries or members of other cultural associations, and music institutions, interpreters, music critics, and experts, respecitvely.
    For more information and to submit, please click here.
    Deadline January 31
  • Artists Alliance Inc. is pleased to invited independent curators and arts professionals to submit exhibition proposals to be considered for the 2015Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space exhibition schedule. 
    For more information and to submit, please click here
    Deadline February 1

Featured:

The Sharjah Foundation Production Programme

Deadline January 31

The Sharjah Foundation Production Programme is still accepting applications. Arts practitioners are invited to propose imaginative, ambitious, and inspirational projects that will transform our understanding of what art is and how it can be experienced. A total of up to $200,000 is available in this application cycle.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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  • 98weeks is launching a Curatorial Residency. This new public programming initiative offers individuals, collectives, and organizations the chance to develop a series of events focused on a chosen research theme. The curator in residence will develop public programming such as workshops, talks, exhibitions, and performances over a 3 to 6 month period.
    For more information and to apply, please click here.
    Deadline ongoing
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is now accepting applications forWorkspace, a nine-month studio residency program for emerging visual artists, performing artists, and writers focused on the creative process and the development of a community of peers and professionals in the field. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline January 30
  • Magic of Persia, in partnership with Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, is delighted to offer a unique research-based residency opportunity for emerging and mid-career Iranian artists living and working in Iran. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here.
    Deadline February 15

Featured:

Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Program

Dates Jan 14 – Feb 11

As part of its Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan will host a keynote lecture and weekly seminar with Jalal Toufic. Entitled Creating and Dispersing Universes that Include Fiction/Artworks, the seminar will be held in five sessions every Tuesday at 6:30, from January 14 until February 11. 

For more information and to register, please click here.

More:

  • Join the jamjar for "Street Art Conversations," part of the ongoing 3rd Mondays series. This month's discussion will focus on the culture and issues surrounding graffiti and other forms of street/urban art. 
    For more information, please click here.
    Date January 20
  • The Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project collated hundreds of visual and textual re
    sponses by artists and writers to the 2007 bombing that destroyed Baghdad's cultural and intellectual hub. Join Alan Ingram as he chairs a discussion about the project with two of the project's contributing artists, Catherine Cartwright and Mona Kriegler, and guest speaker Dr. Safaa Sangour Al-Salih. 
    For more information and to RSVP, please click here.
    Date January 22
  • University of Arts London will be offering a three-day Curating Contemporary Art course. Taught at the Meem Gallery, this Dubai-based course aims to introduce students to the enormous scope of contemporary art practice internationally, investigating the role of the curator within this field. 
    For more information and to register, please click here.
    Dates February 11-13

Featured:

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art Full-Time Employment

Deadline Ongoing

Mathaf: Museum of Modern Art is offering job opportunities for full-time employment based in Doha, Qatar. Opportunities include : Curator of International Modern and Contemporary Art, Curator with knowledge of Arab World, Assistant Curator, Publication Coordinator, Translator specializing in art history and criticism. 

For more information and to apply, please click here

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  • Rooftop Films is seeking Festival and Programming Interns for Spring 2014. Graduate students and applicants finishing their first  year of college (or age equivalent) or older are welcome. Internships are not paid, but can be done for school credit. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline January 20
  • Ashkal Alwan is seeking Interns and Volunteers for the Winter and Spring Season 2014. Positions include : Film Program Intern, Music Program Intern, Communications and Development Intern, as well as volunteers for the Alwan Concert Series, the Alwan Film Series, and Alwan Marketing and Social Media. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here
    Deadline ongoing
  • Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, is currently seeking interns. Positions include : Graphic Design Intern, Photo/Video Intern, Gallery/Research Intern, Social Media Intern, and Magazine Design and Distribution Interns. 
    For more information and to apply, please click here.
    Deadline ongoing 

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Hassan Sharif at Alexander Gray Associates

January 8 – February 8

Alexander Gray Associates presents an exhibition featuring recent works by Hassan Sharif, accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog and a conversation between the artist and independent curator, Murtaza Vali on Friday, January 17th. 

For more information, please click here

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  • MoMA presents Annemarie Jacir's film When I Saw You. The film, a story of 11-year-old Tarek who becomes separated from his father when, in 1967, tens of thousands of refugees from Palestine poured into camps in Jordan, will be screened from January 15-January 22. 
    For more information and to purchace tickets, please click here.
    Dates January 15-22
  • AKINCI proudly presents Memory Material, an exhibition premiering the work of Jananne Al-Ani and Stéphanie Saadé in the Netherlands, curated by Nat Muller. In Memory Material, two Middle Eastern artists explore issues of memory and how it both endures and disappears in materials and through technologies such as photography and film. 
    For more information, please click here.
    Dates January 18-February 22
  • Distant Images, Local Positions, a group exhibition curated by Wafaa Bilal will open on January 24th at EFA Project Space in New York. The exhibition is comprised of artists who, using technological imagery as their point of departure, propose unstable positions that question and subvert the photographic construction of visual power. 
    For more information, please click here.
    Dates January 24-March 8

ArtəEast: Opportunities For Artists September 2013

 

SEPTEMBER 2013NEWSLETTER 

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Curate Award

Fondazione Prada and the Qatar Museums Authority are accepting submissions for Curate, the global search for curatorial talent. Participation in the competition is not limited to aspiring or established curators, and there are no limits on form, language or medium. Submissions will be judged on creativity and social importance. The winning curatorial idea will be realized in an exhibition in either (but not limited to) Qatar or Italy.

For more information and to submit, please click here.

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Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY are accepting submissions for the firstAlwan 3rd i Awards. Films and videos can be by Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, South or Central Asian directors or about those regions, and must have a run time of under twenty minutes.
For more information and to submit, please click here.  
Deadline Oct 20

Submissions are now being accepted for ONE.4, the Fourth AnnualManifest Prize. There is no required theme for the work(s). Traditional and non-traditional visual arts genres and media are welcome. The winning entry will receive $1,000 award and a solo exhibition at Manifest's Parallel Space Gallery.

For more information and to submit, please click here.
Deadline Nov 1

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF). Submitted films should be by Palestinian directors or about Palestine, addressing various aspects of Palestinian society, art, culture and humanity.

For more information and to submit, please click here.
Deadline Nov   

Funding Opportunities 

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Madad Grant to Support Culture In Egypt

Deadline October 20

Madad (The Cultural Support Initiative) will offer 20 grants of up to L.E. 5,000 to support 20 cultural projects that seek to offer cultural service to culturally deprived communities in Egypt. Such services could include, but are not limited to: theatrical performances, literary seminars, concerts, artistic and cultural programs in schools, film screenings and art exhibitions.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Goethe-Institut and Ashkal Alwan are accepting applications for Beirut Film Station 2014 residency. The call is open to young filmmakers from the Middle East and North African countries for a residency in Beirut. The selected filmmaker will be provided with air ticket, accommodation, free usage of technical equipment, and 1,000 USD/month to cover daily needs.
For more information and to apply, please click here
Deadline  Oct 1

The New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS) offers a residency program that supports emerging and mid-career artists as well as artists with established national and/or international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer refreshment and inspiration. The program offers full or partial residential fellowships for three to twelve months. 
For more information and to apply, please click here
Deadline Oct 4

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) is accepting applications for its residency program. In addition to 24-hour access to studio space and ISCP's common areas, participants will be provided with a stipend for accomodation, living expenses, travel and materials. 
For more information and to apply, please click here
Deadline Ongoing

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Sharjah Art Foundation Adult Education Program

Sharjah Art Foundation offers an Adult Education Programto young artists who wish to deepen their practice and develop professional and practical skills. The program consists of seminars, intensive workshops, discussions and networking opportunities with art professionals and takes place over the course of six months.

For more information and to apply, please click here

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Modern Heritage Observatory will host a one-day symposium at theAmerican University of Beirut. The program will assemble experts and representatives from institutions across the MENA region and beyond to discuss crucial issues pertaining to the preservation of modern cultural heritage.
For more information, please click here
Deadline Nov 1

Boston University will host Transcultural Exchange’s 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts. This year’s conference theme is “Engaging Minds.” Laurie Anderson will serve as keynote speaker. The conference panel will focus on topics meant to inspire and address many artists’ desire to engage in other fields of disciple and will include networking opportunities, portfolio reviews, and workshops.
For more information, please click here
Dates Oct 10-13

Mosaic Room will host a one-day poetry workshop, led by Pascale Petit. Using the current exhibition of paintings and drawings by the artist Lawand for inspiration, participants will be given exercises and methods to develop poetic responses to contemporary art. 
For more information and to register, please click here
Date Oct 14

Jobs and other announcements.

Featured:

NYU Abu Dhabi Visual Arts Professor Opportunity

NYU Abu Dhabi seeks an innovative and accomplished professor of painting and/or sculpture for its Visual Arts Program. Candidates for this position should hold an MFA and/or have extensive professional experience as an artist as well as significant experience teaching. The appointment will begin September 1, 2014 with a later start date possible.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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Culture Resource (Al Mawred Al Thaqafy) is seeking a new Director. The candidate must be a cultural manager with no less than ten years of experience in directing major cultural organizations or projects. 
For more information and to apply, please click here
Deadline Nov 30

Delfina Foundation is accepting applications for a new curatorial position to oversee reside
ncy and public programmes. Applicants must have an MA in curatorial studies or relevant area of visual culture and 3+ years of experience working as a curator in an institutional or independent context.
For more information and to apply, please click here.
Deadline Oct 1 

Beirut Art Center (BAC) seeks an experienced and innovative Director. He or she will work in close partnership with the Executive Board to successfully implement the artistic and strategic direction of the Center, ensuring the Center delivers on its mission in a financially sustainable way. The appointment is expected to begin January 2014.
For more information and to apply, please click here
Start Date Jan 2014 

Industry News

Featured:

"She Who Tells a Story" at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Museum of Fine Arts Boston is currently exhibiting She Who Tells A Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World. The show introduces the pioneering work of twelve leading women photographers: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian.

For more information, please click here

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Filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour’s “Wadjda,” the first ever feature from a Saudi Arabian woman, is to be the country’s official nomination for best foreign film at the 2014 Oscars. The film opened in the UK in July and in select US theaters September 20th.
For more information, please click here.

Iran Modern at the Asia Society in New York is the first major museum exhibition mounted with loans from the United States, Europe and the Middle East to focus on Iran's dynamic modern art scene. Co-curated byFereshten Daftari and Layla S. Diba, the exhibition spans the three decades prior to the 1979 Revolution and includes over one hundred works by 26 artists. 
For more information, please click here.  
Date Sept 6 – Jan 5

At least 400 objects that were looted from the Mallawi Museum in Minia, Egypt following violent protests there last month have been recovered. A police sting operation resulted in 13 artefacts and the first arrest connected to the thefts. 
For more information, please click here

ArteEast/Watermill Center Residency Application for Middle East Artists

Deadline: June 12, 2013

In 2011, The Watermill Center and ArteEast partnered to launch an annual residency supporting the development of a new work by artists based in the Middle East and North Africa. Artists, art practitioners and institutions based or active in the Middle East and North Africa are invited to apply for the opportunity to participate in a residency program at Watermill Center. Eligible participants are citizens and/or residents of the following countries:

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

The partnership will be included in one of the Fall 2014 Residency slots (September – December 2014) at The Watermill Center and will be accompanied by an artist talk with the community about the work done in residence. Artists will be selected by The Watermill Center Selection Committee as well as by members of the ArteEast staff.

For more information and to apply, click here.

For New York based artists, click here to RSVP for an information session on Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 pm.

About The Watermill Center

The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities completed in 2006 on the Long Island, NY site of a former Western Union communication research facility. Founded by theatre and visual artist Robert Wilson as a place for young and emerging artists to work, learn, create, and grow with each other, Watermill integrates performing arts practice with resources from the humanities, research from the sciences, and inspiration from the visual arts. Watermill is unique within the global landscape of experimental theatrical performance, and regularly convenes the brightest minds from all disciplines to do, in Wilson’s words, “what no one else is doing.” For more information on the Watermill Center, click here.

Asfari Fellowships | Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

http://www.chathamhouse.org/asfarifellowship

Asfari Fellowships

Chatham House is pleased to invite applications for the first year of Asfari Fellowships at Chatham House, a joint initiative of Chatham House and the Asfari Foundation.

The purpose of this Fellowship scheme is to offer potential and established civil society leaders from the Middle East the opportunity to further develop their understanding, ideas and approaches on the most pressing challenges facing the Arab world, in the unique and neutral venue of Chatham House.

The Fellowships will be open to individuals who are resident citizens of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine or Syria, and displaced citizens of these countries living elsewhere in the Middle East. Candidates should be engaged in, or working with, civil society in these countries, whether they come from academia, NGOs, business, government departments, the professions or the media.

Fostering Leadership in Civil Society

Chatham House will provide a dynamic base within which the Fellows can pursue their own research interests; further develop their personal interaction, communication, and leadership skills; extend their global networks; and deepen their expertise by contributing to the institute’s research and activities. This experience will inform the Fellows’ contributions to improved regional and national decision-making on issues of great relevance to prosperity and security in the MENA region.

Two levels of Fellowship are available: Asfari Fellowships and Asfari Senior Fellowships.

Asfari Fellowships are open to individuals at the mid-stage of their career. They will be offered a comprehensive 12-month programme of activities at the institute and will work towards producing a Chatham House publication from their research. This new generation of emerging leaders will bring fresh insights to debates on critical issues for their region, while gaining a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities of a competitive yet interdependent world.

Asfari Senior Fellowships are open to individuals at an advanced stage in their career. The Senior Fellowships will be flexible to allow for variations in the existing professional and family commitments of the candidates and will last between six and twelve months. These Fellowships will provide an opportunity for established thought leaders to undertake a targeted research project of their own design, bring their particular expertise and perspective to UK and Western policy and public debates, and contribute to the life of the institute more generally.

Each year, there will be one Asfari Fellowship position and two Senior Asfari Fellowship positions available. The Fellows will be hosted by and based in one of Chatham House's research departments, whether thematic (energy, environment and resources, global health, international economics, international law and international security) or regional (Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Russia and Eurasia). In each case, the Fellows will work on issues relating to the Arab world, whether directly within the Middle East and North Africa Programme or within another research department.

The research themes for the 2013 Asfari Fellowship scheme are:

Regional issues

  • Political economy in the Arab world and the drivers for change 
  • New developments in civil society and security in the MENA region
  • The impact of youth and generational change in the MENA region
  • Security cultures in the Middle East
  • Gender and security in the Middle East
  • Human security challenges in the Middle East

Global issues

  • The interlinkages between energy, food and water security
  • Prospects for widespread systemic disruption caused by water stress or shock
  • Water-related technology – risks and opportunities
  • Transboundary water agreements and environmental change

 

Application Process

The application window for the 2013 Fellowships will be open until 31 May 2013. The first Fellowships will begin in September 2013.

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Contact

For more information, please contact us at Asfari Fellowship.