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Art Jameel launches its second year of Artist Residencies in Brooklyn, New York City for artists from the Middle East and Africa!


Art Jameel was established in 2003 to promote positive social change through the establishment of long-term partnerships with international contemporary art institutions. This year, Art Jameel announces their second open call for Middle East and North African based artists or artist collectives to participate in a residency in Brooklyn, New York at ISCP!

The program aims to connect Middle Eastern and North African artists with new audiences, and to explore interconnected stories that link ideas and people across physical and psychological borders. Nearly 200 applications were submitted for Art Jameel and EOA’s first collaboration with ISCP in 2014 by artists living and working across the Middle East and North Africa.

The inaugural residency awardees were Taysir Batniji (Gaza, Palestine) and Foundland (a collective comprised of Ghalia Elsrakbi from Syria and Lauren Alexander from South Africa).

The residency includes 24-hour access to a private 250 square foot furnished studio space at ISCP; enrolment in the institution’s dynamic programming with regular studio visits from visiting critics; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural institutions; and participation in ISCP Talks. Residents are also invited to take part in ISCP’s Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects. The residency includes accommodation and travel costs, as well as a stipend for living expenses in New York City.

Between 1 March and 31 August 2015 two residencies will be awarded, each three to six months long. The deadline to apply is 1 February 2015. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

An application form and further details on requirements are available here.

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