Alserkal Residency Summer Programme 2020 in Dubai

Application for the Alserkal Residency Summer Programme 2020 is now open and will run from June 1st, 2020 – August 1st, 2020 in Dubai. Alserkal Residency is a platform for artistic and discursive exchange, seeking to support cultural practitioners as they realize projects pertinent to their respective practices.

The programme is designed to be immersive and engage the local interdisciplinary community through a series of public events and conversations. Founded by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal and the Alserkal family, the Residency focuses on research-based and socially-engaged practices. Alserkal Residency is part of Alserkal Arts Foundation.

Programme Details

  • Event: Alserkal Residency Programme.
  • Number of places: Not specified.
  • Duration: 2 months (June 1st, 2020 – August 1st, 2020).
  • Target group: Open to artists, writers, architects, curators and researchers who are currently citizens and/or permanent residents of Africa, Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey), and South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and/or Sri Lanka).

Alserkal Residency Summer Programme Benefits

The Alserkal Residency Summer Programme provides successful applicants with following benefits:

  • Return flights from the resident’s home city to Dubai
  • Single-room accommodation, in a shared space with up to three other residents
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Research stipend
  • Programming stipend
  • 24-hour access to an individual studio at Alserkal Residency
  • Support from Alserkal Residency team
  • Introductions and critiques with international and local art professionals, who are part of Alserkal Avenue’s network of peers

Alserkal Residency Summer Programme Eligibility

Applicants for the Alserkal Residency Summer Programme are required to present the following materials as part of their application in a single PDF. Please make sure to upload a PDF file – no larger than 2 MB – containing the following information in the order outlined below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  1. Full CV with complete contact information (full name, phone contact, email address, Skype ID and personal website URL if applicable).
  2. Professional statement of no more than 250 words.
  3. A statement of intent: approximately 500 words, that includes a description of what the artist / cultural practitioner would like to present for their public programme. The statement should also mention if there are any specific media or studio requirements.
  4. Portfolio (the portfolio will not take the place of the statement of intent).

Note: Documentation should be of recent work (dating back no longer than 5 years) and should contain up to 15 images. An image list should be included containing the title, date, size and materials. If your portfolio is larger than 2 MB, please include a link to dropbox.com where it can be viewed.

If images are not possible due to the nature of the applicant’s work, they can send URL links (up to 4 video/audio URL links) that support the application (no longer than 5 minutes each). Curators / Writers / Researchers should include a minimum of two writing samples of 500 words each.

Application instructions

Please click on the apply button below to submit your application. All information on your application need to be correct and honest. Applications will close on January 1st, 2020 at 6PM Dubai time. For more detail on the Alserkal Residency Summer Programme, please visit the official page.

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