Apply for Arts Writing and Research programme

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There are just a few days left to submit proposals to Art Jameel Commissions: Arts Writing and Research. This writer-focused residency is the first of its kind in the region and is open to writers, critics, art historians, curators and artists whose primary medium is writing, with a mandate to support the development of innovative research and the production of a substantial piece of writing or body of written work.

Art Jameel Commissions: Arts Writing and Research will grant a three-month residency, during which the awardee will be based at Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. Applicants are invited to propose a significant written work, which can take the form of a booklet, magazine, pamphlet or other experimental printed format, to be produced before the end of 2020.

The commission is open to all areas of enquiry, although preference will be given to those who engage with the thematic focuses within Jameel Art Centre’s current programming. These themes include: Confluence; Museology; and The GCC.

As part of the Art Writing and Research Commission, grantees will have the opportunity to reach out to Jameel Arts Centre’s extensive network of academic, arts and cultural organisations in the UAE and across the region. Access to additional original research material, collections, archives or other sites of interest can also be facilitated. In addition to leaving a material trace of the research at Jameel Library, awardees are expected to instigate, and participate in, public events at Jameel Arts Centre.

Full details on Art Jameel Commissions can be found here.