Deadline: 25 October 2019
In Partnership with the Arab World Institute, the friends of the AWI has launched the fifth edition of the Friends of the AWI Prize for young contemporary Arab artists.
The Society of Friends of the Arab World Institute helps the Arab World Institute (AWI) to fulfill its mission to promote the discovery and knowledge of the Arab World. The Prize for young contemporary Arab artists aims to promote emerging creative talents from the twenty-two-Arab League countries and give young artists International visibility.
This residency period will also enable the artist to develop his/her artistic practices and show the work in progress to professionals in the art world. The Arab World Institute and its partners-the Cite Internationale des arts, the Institute Francais and the Maison des Artistes- will help the artist to meet curators, critics, artists, conservators, publishers, collectors, and so on.
- The Prize includes a grant if 5000 euros.
- Applicant must be a national of one of the following countries: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania,Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, or Yemen;
- Applicant must be an artist involved in the visual arts (drawing, photography, video, installations, etc);
- Applicant must be aged under 40 (or aged 40) on 31 October 2019;
- They must apply as an individual;
- Applicant must be an artist whose work has never been the subject of a monograph (other than in a gallery & art school);
- Applicant must be able to speak some English or French.
Note: Applicants must fulfill all the requirements of the Prize: they must be actually present during the three-month residency (February-April 2020), create a unique work, exhibit the work at the AWI, give the work to the AWI’s Museum, and interact when necessary with the general public and professionals in the art world.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information please visit https://www.imarabe.org/en/friends-of-the-awi/5th-edition-friends-of-the-arab-world-institute-prize-for-young-contemporary-arab