Open call for Art Jameel’s Arts Writing and Research grant

Deadline: 30 November

Rendering of Jameel Arts Centre Dubai. Courtesy Serie Architects


Art Jameel, the independent arts organisation, has announced an open call for the second round of its Commissions programme, dedicated to Arts Writing and Research. The commission will provide the awardee a three-month residency at the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, as well support in the research, production and publication of a substantial written work. Writers, critics, art historians, curators and artists whose primary medium is writing are invited to apply by submitting a proposal for a written project – which can take the form of a booklet, magazine, pamphlet or other experimental format, either digital or print – to be produced before the end of 2020. The applications will be reviewed by a jury, this year comrpising: Omar Berrada, writer, curator and director of Dar al-Ma'mun, Marrakech; writers and critics Negar Azimi and Nida Ghouse; and members of Art Jameel’s curatorial team. 

This is the second in a three-year cycle of commissions, each focusing on a discipline: the first edition, dedicated to sculpture, was awarded to Kuwait-based artists Alia Farid and Aseel AlYaqoub; the third edition, focusing on Drawing and Painting, will be announced in 2019. 

Applicants are invited to submit proposals and accompanying materials by 30 November 2018. The selected candidate(s) will be announced in March 2019. 

For further details on requirements and how to apply, see here


31 July 2018