Calls for Submissions

Featured: Red Bull 5 Pics: Contest: "Kuwait Through Your Eyes"

Red Bull 5 Pics brings together talented young enthusiasts and pioneering professional photographers. For the first time in the Middle East, photographers of all backgrounds reveal the inspiration that drives them, demonstrate the techniques and tricks that give them the edge and, most importantly, demonstrate their ability to tell a story through their photos. Each photographer is allowed five photographs (hence the name) to answer the assigned brief. The photographs will be assessed by our panel of judges and assessed on the following qualities:

– Beauty of photography
– Ability to tell a story over the course of five photographs
– Overall level of creativity in the concept

Top 20 photos will be exhibited at 52 Degrees at the Al-Tilal Complex in Shuwaikh starting on May 30th.

For more information and to submit photographs, please click here

Deadline May 20



  • Dave Bown Projects is now accepting submission for its 6th semiannual competition. For more information and to submit work, please click here.

Deadline May 30

  • Transart Institute offers an international low-residency MFA and a practice-based PhD program for working artists in a highly individualized format. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Deadline June 1

  • The third annual AMCA conference seeks paper and panel proposals for its "On Likeness and Difference: Modern Art of Middle East and the Confines of Modernism" conference in October. For more information and to submit a proposal, please click here.

Deadline June 15

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Funding Opportunities


Featured:The Institut Français du Maroc: Art Residencies in Morocco

The Institut Français du Maroc calls for applications for creative residencies 2014 in various sites across Morocco.

The Institut français du Maroc covers transport, accommodation, and 200 DH per day during the residency. A financial support for the creation of a specific project can be additionally requested. The duration is to be defined according to disposability of the site and project requirements.

Eligibility: Priority will be given to Moroccan artists and intellectuals, residents in the country or abroad. But it is also open to artists from other countries, in particular from the francophone regions.

For more information and to apply, please click here

Deadline May 24



  • PUMA is now accepting film submissions for its PUMA Impact Award, celebrating documentary films that have made the most positive impact on society or the environment. For more information, please click here.

Deadline May 20

  • Triangle Arts Association is offering spacious studios for artists to realize large-scale, long-term projects and provides a collegial working environment. For more information and to apply, please click here

Deadline May 25

  • The Cord Prize is an international contemporary art award established to support and acknowledge the practice of early and mid-career visual artists. For more information, please click here.

Deadline June 2

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Classes and Workshops



Home Workspace Program (HWP): Creating and Dispersing Universes that Work without Working

Led by Toufic and Vidokle, Ashkal Alwan's workshop program will focus on artistic concerns ranging from how to build and/or disperse a universe that doesn’t fall apart ‘two days’ later, to an inquiry into work in art practice and the possibility of sovereign art. Organized in five thematic blocks, the program will be comprised of a series of public lectures and a seminar by Jalal Toufic that draws on cinema, art, literature and science; and exhibitions and publishing projects organized by Anton Vidokle in collaboration with visiting artists, participants of the program and e-flux journal.

n is open to anyone who chooses to participate. Participants are welcome to any or all chapters of the curricular year. The program starts on September 24, 2013 and continues until July 2014.

For more information and to register, please click here

Deadline June 15



  • Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center is holding workshops in May and June, given by renowned sculptor Nathan Doss. For more information and to register, please click here.

Deadline May 16

  • Katara Art Center is offering a 3D printing workshop with designer and architect Thomas Modeen. For more information, please click here

Deadline May 18

  • Apply to Malmo Arab Film Festival's workshop to meet and network with filmmakers from many countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. For more information and to secure a place, please click here

Deadline June 8

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Jobs and Other Announcements


Featured:Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde Seeks Interns

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde in Dubai is seeking a Gallery and Curatorial Intern and a Gallery Photography Intern. 

The Gallery and Curatorial Intern will work with the director to research and maintain files for artists and upcoming exhibitions, as well as to maintain a dynamic web presence. Candidates should have a strong interest or background in the Middle East and Middle Eastern cinema and arts, as well as experience working with desktop publishing and e-mail applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook and Publisher.

The Gallery Photography Intern will photograph artworks and exhibition views on an ongoing basis, maintain and update the digital image library and Art Butler database, as well as ensure all images are high quality and print-and-web-ready. Candidates should have proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Digital Assess Management software and possess the ability to operate scanning equipment, medium format camera, 35mm DSLR and other imaging equipment as needed

For all inquiries email with CV and Cover Letter attached.

For more information, please click here

Deadline May 30



  • Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre seeks a Programme Coordinator to collaborate in the design and implementation of activities dedicated to supporting alternative cinema in Egypt. For more information, please clickhere

Deadline May 21

  • The British Council is looking for hourly-paid Teachers of English to join their team in Beirut. For more information and to apply, please click here

Deadline May 30

  • The Museum Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation is seeking to appoint a curator to assist in the development of the Foundation’s Collection and Exhibitions Programme. For more information, please clickhere

Deadline May 30

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