May 31, 2020 at 9:55 PM (GMT+4)
United Arab Emirates
The Al Qasimi Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence Program provides opportunities for visiting local and international artists to produce new works and engage in cultural exchange with the Ras Al Khaimah community. Visiting artists are encouraged to draw inspiration from the Emirates as they work on personal projects and to share their talent with the local community.
The residency promote the value of all the arts through meaningful engagement with local residents, organizations, and the broader Ras Al Khaimah community and provide opportunities for artistic creation, exchange, reflection, and learning and also Support the development of local and emerging talent and demonstrate successful career pathways other artists have taken.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- mixed media
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
Prospective applicants to the Artist-in-Residence Program should meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Degree in studio or fine arts or established portfolio of equivalent experience.
- Practicing artist or filmmaker working in the following media: drawing, film, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, or textiles.
- Participated in at least one solo exhibition OR two group exhibitions OR one film festival in past three years.
- Demonstrated experience teaching or helping others to explore different artistic media through hands-on workshops and activities.
- Evidence for how prior formal and informal cultural exchange experiences provided inspiration for personal creative practice and artistic expression.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- At least 21 years of age by the time the proposed residency would take place.
- Not enrolled in other residency or academic programs during the proposed residency period at the Foundation.
Additionally, Arabic language skills, documented community art projects, and experience working with individuals of different ages and cultural backgrounds are considered assets. Due to space limitations, residencies can only be offered for individuals – artist collectives should not apply.
The program covers all expenses associated with the residency, including return airfares, furnished accommodation for up to 12 months, a modest monthly stipend for living expenses, and art supplies budget. Visiting artists will have use of the Foundation’s Studio & Gallery, a purpose-designed, multi-functional arts space for their personal projects and engagement activities.
First Step: create an account in the Foundation’s grant management portal here.
Second Step:apply for the residency with:
- Cover Letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining reasons why the applicant is interested in the residency opportunity. The letter should address (1) prior experiences and skills relevant to the residency; (2) how proposed activities align with the stated Artist-in-Residence Program objectives and broader mission of the Al Qasimi Foundation; (3) what the applicant hopes to gain from the residency experience; and (4) how the residency fits into the applicant’s long-term goals.
- Full artistic CV (no more than 2 pages) that includes, as applicable: education, exhibitions, bibliography, collections, teaching, texts, curatorial projects, honors and awards, affiliations, and residencies.
- Artist bio, photo, and professional statement (no more than 2 pages)
- Representative portfolio sample of work produced in the last five years. The portfolio should be submitted as a low resolution .pdf and contain no more than 15 images. Each image should contain the title, date, size, and materials. Portfolios larger than 2 MB should be sent via a WeTransfer or Dropbox link. If images are not possible due to the nature of the applicant’s work, up to 5 video/audio URL links that support the application (no longer than 5 minutes each) may be submitted instead.
- Residency Statement of Intent detailing anticipated residency activities and timelines involved. At a minimum, it should include the artist’s goals for the residency, a description of the personal work that will be undertaken, summaries of suggested workshops (including target audiences and minimum skill levels necessary), and any special space or other logistics required to facilitate a productive residency. The solo exhibition concept and, if applicable, community art project should also be outlined.
- Residency Supply List, including associated budget, required for proposed personal (non-workshop) activities (up to 15,000 AED).
- Two recommendation letters from art professionals and colleagues, one of which should come from a reputed arts institution, organization, or education program that the applicant has engaged with.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Marwa Bouzidi/ Algeria“
Reviewed by” Nourhan ashraf/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships Team