OPEN CALL: INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES 

FOR SAUDI-BASED ARTISTS

With the support of private patrons, Athr is pleased to offer residencies in New York, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and Beirut to Saudi-based artists. 

At a time of renewed openness in Saudi Arabia, Athr would like to offer its creative community, led by artists, the opportunity to engage with an international art discourse and exchange cultural values and artistic influences. 

  

Partner Residencies: 

  

Residency Schedule: 

The programmes will begin in Fall 2019 and Winter 2020, and vary from 3 to 6 months in length depending on the residency.  


Application Deadline: 

Saturday, March 31, 2019 - Midnight UTC+3

The selection will be made by a jury consisting of art professionals who have a long history and expertise in art and culture in the Gulf and its visual language. Short-listed artists will then be selected by the directors of the residencies. 

The 6 finalists will be informed by April.


Athr and its patrons will provide:

  • Accommodation and studio space for each artist; 
  • A tailored experience designed to support the production of new work, if so desired by the artist. The production of new work is not mandatory; 
  • Studio visits with arts professionals; 
  • Immersion with international resident artists community; 
  • Field trips and other community building activities organized for the residents.


Please note that the airfare and health insurance are to be borne by the artists themselves

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Saturday, March 31, 2019 - Midnight UTC+3

The selection will be made by a jury consisting of art professionals who have a long history and expertise in art and culture in the Gulf and its visual language. Short-listed artists will then be selected by the directors of the residencies.

 The 6 finalists will be informed by April.


THE SELECTION CRITERIA

  • To be a visual artist with an active professional practice of at least two years; 
  • To be based in Saudi Arabia (KSA citizenship is not required as long as KSA is your primary residence); 
  • Excellence of practice, and the likely benefits of a residency; 
  • Level of interest in engaging with a community of international artists and embracing the overall residency experience; 
  • Fluency in English and comfort in navigating a city independently 
  • Participating artists should not be engaged at the same time in another residency or academic program;

  

 To fill out the application form below, please have the following ready:

  • A short statement detailing your project objectives during this residency (3000 characters). Please note that  he production of new work during the residency is not mandatory 
  • An up-to-date CV detailing place and year of birth, recent projects, solo and group exhibitions, bibliography, workshops and residences (PDF format)
  • PDF portfolio that includes your works over the past 2 years (max 4MB)
  • For time-based practices (performances, videos), please include links in the application to your website, Vimeo, Youtube or other. Attached videos will not be accepted by email.  

Please note that the airfare and health insurance are to be borne by the artists themselves

Athr Gallery