Calls for Submissions

Featured: The Prince Claus Fund: Rethinking Public Space – Deadline May 15

The Prince Claus Fund welcomes project proposals for cultural initiatives related to the rethinking of public space. 

Through this call, the Prince Claus Fund aims to support creative cultural initiatives that re-think, re-appropriate and/or re-use the public space in innovative and new ways. The proposed projects should be linked to the local context. This call is open to individuals and organisations based in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Prince Claus Fund is particularly interested in projects that facilitate freedom of expression, stimulate dialogue and encourage cultural exchange. The Fund has a five year focus on the theme of culture and conflict and encourages project proposals related to this theme.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please click here


  • Be part of the Queens Museum’s grand reopening by submitting work for the 6th edition of Queens International. For more information and to submit work, please click here

 Deadline May 12

  • Casino Luxembourg is accepting applications for the next edition of project room @ aquarium, an artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called "Aquarium," a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Deadline May 13

  • DEFAULT 13 is calling for applications to its residency in Lecce (Southern Italy), focusing on the role and perspectives of public art and its implications for the social, urban context as a tool for socio-cultural transformation. For more information, please click here.

Deadline May 26

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Funding Opportunities

Featured: The Watermill Center & ArteEast 2014 Residency Program – Deadline June 12

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 submit an application, please clickhere


  • The Braunschweig University of Art invites applications for scholarships in 2013. These scholarships are part of the university’s programmes for the promotion of young artistic talents. For more information and to apply, please click here

Deadline May 22

  • The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. For more information and to apply, please click here.  

Deadline May 24

  • The FUTURGARDE AWARD is a newly created prize for support and promotion of most interesting and promising living artists from all around the world. For more information and to submit an application, please clickhere.

 Deadline May 30

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Classes and Workshops

Featured: Beirut Art Center: "Author(ity)" Workshop by (Karen Mirza and Brad Butler) – Date May 20-27

In conjunction with the exhibition Video Vintage, Beirut Art Center has invited Karen Mirza and Brad Butler to lead a workshop around political engagement in film. The participants in the workshop will collaborate in a multidisciplinary project combining practice and theory, the outcome of which will be presented to the public on Monday 27 May, 8 pm.

Can film be made 'collectively' when the medium itself is so embedded with hierarchy?

For a week we will work together to intertwine experimentation with theory and practice using drawing, political theatre, video, sound and public interventions to get inside the power dynamics of images and the film apparatus in order to understand and subvert how we as artists, activists and/or filmmakers can co-author work.

For more information and to register, please click here


  • Katara Art Center continues its monthly community-focused series with Mastaba: Conversations on Culture, this Friday at 6 PM. For more information, please click here

Date May 3

  • The JamJar invites the public to join the Sonic Electronic Kitchen Appliance Sym
    phony (SEKAS), a workshop in which participants repurpose kitchen appliances and kitchen utensils to create electronic improvisation, sound exploration, and musical recordings. For more infomation and to participate, please click here

Date May 11

  • The Goethe-Institut is offering a two-month advanced cultural management training for employees of cultural institutions in the Arab world. For more infomation and to apply, please click here.

Deadline May 15

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Industry News

Featured: Little Syria, NY: The Life & Legacy of an Immigrant Community – Date May 3-27

The Arab American National Museum is proud to present an exhibition on the history of Little Syria, documenting the life of this immigrant community, recognizing Little Syria’s contribution to the city of New York, its connections to the Arab World, and its legacy across the United States.

In the late 1800s, immigrants from the Arab World began settling in lower Manhattan. Their entrepreneurial spirit transformed the neighborhood, which came to be known as Little Syria, into a thriving community lined with shops, restaurants and coffeehouses, each furnished with signs written in their native Arabic. Here Arab Americans raised their families, educated their children, formed religious and community organizations and gradually became part of the life of New York.

The exhibit runs from Friday, May 3, 2013 – Monday, May 27, 2013 at 3LD Art & Technology Center, located at 80 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006.

For more information, please click here.


  • The 2013 London Palestine Film Festival brings together 38 works by Palestinian and international artists working in almost every moving image genre. For more information and to see this year’s film programme, please click here

Date May 3-15

  • PEN World Voices Festival and ArteEast are pleased to announce "All That’s Left to You: Palestinian Writers in Conversation." For the first time in the Festival’s history, PEN brings together a panel of leading Palestinian writers to take their place in the global literary community. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Date May 4

  • Join FIAF's World Nomads Tunisia and ArteEast for an evening with producer and film program curator Dora Bouchoucha as she presents "The Silences of the Palace" followed by a Q&A. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Date May 7

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