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Deadline: 07-06-2020


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In response to the challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the arts and creative sector, Art Jameel introduces a research and practice platform for independent practitioners. The programme is intended primarily for those who work on a per-project basis and whose practices have been affected by programme cancellations and project changes, locally or globally. The micro-fees offered through the platform will further the development of ongoing and upcoming research and projects over the coming months; the programme is open to all practitioners based in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Programme Objectives:

  • Support independent artists’ and creative practitioners in the development of compelling and original work, whether existing or new.

  • Support artists and creative practitioners whose research towards upcoming projects and new ideas has been disrupted due to current circumstances.

  • Support artists and creative practitioners to adapt existing projects and practice for the current environment and think through new mediums of delivery (e.g. online) or future offline scenarios.

  • Help artists whose ability to teach, participate, curate, write or produce work during this time has been curtailed, due to institutional closures or cancelled events, exhibitions and public programmes.

The Art Jameel Research and Practice Platform awards micro-fees of between $1000 to $2000; some projects showing exceptional scope and need may be awarded an extended allocation of up to $3000 (based on budget given in the application and jury discretion).