Apply for Campus Art Dubai

The Campus Art Dubai 5.0 reading group in discussion at the Project Space Art Jameel. Image courtesy of The National.

The Campus Art Dubai 5.0 reading group in discussion at the Project Space Art Jameel. Image courtesy of The National.

The seventh edition of Campus Art Dubai, an alternative weekend school for artists, writers and curators is now open for applications. artists are invited to apply for the seventh edition. Starting in October 2018 and culminating during Art Week in March 2019, applicants will attend weekly seminars and tutorials where they will improve and critique their own practice, working towards a final piece of art for group exhibition.

Titled Mirror Mirror On The Wall: Contemporary Art And The City, the upcoming edition of Campus Art Dubai will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the local art market, highlight opportunities for their career development as practicing artists, as well as enable them to be mentored by Dubai-based gallerists and take part in a production residency.

By focusing on introspection, reflection and self-critique, CAD 7.0 will be an even more intimate and engaged environment than its previous editions. What is the role of artists and artist communities within the city and what responsibilities should the city have towards them? What role does contemporary art play in the making of Dubai as “Dubai”? The programme will explore these and other topics, ranging from the history of urban design, performance art in and of landscape, gentrification, and artist community building.

CAD 7.0 participants will be tutored by Uzma Z. Rizvi and Murtaza Vali, alongside a guest curator, as well as a number of Dubai-based gallerists including Asmaa Al Shabibi (Lawrie Shabibi Gallery), Kourosh Nouri (Carbon 12), Charles Pocock (Meem Gallery), Sunny Rahbar (The Third Line) and Ead Samawi (Ayyam Gallery).

Following the educational part of the programme, artists will take part in a 2-month residency, during which they will receive support in transforming and developing their initial research ideas into work which can be produced and exhibited, receive access to studio spaces and production facilities, have the opportunity to take part in a range of public events and open studios, and be able to exhibit their work in a final curated group exhibition during Art Week.

To apply, follow this link. Deadline is September 16, 2018.