15.08.2017

Mophradat > artists' residencies opportunities in Belgium and Scotland

Mophradat is partnering with different international organizations to set up residency opportunities for artists from the Arab World. Residencies are an opportunity for an artist to immerse themselves in a different context and take time out from their regular routine to focus exclusively on their practice. Moreover, it is a chance to visit international exhibitions and institutions, and meet a new art community and professional peers.

As a beginning, Mophradat is collaborating on two residency programs for visual artists: A six-month residency program with WIELS | Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, and a three-month residency at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.

The WIELS Residency Program is an international laboratory for emerging artists from all over the world. Located in a unique modernist building in Brussels, WIELS provides a framework for artists to pursue their practice and engage in current debates and research that examine the potentials of contemporary artistic production. WIELS provides its residents with a working studio (+/- 45m2) and a mentoring program for six months. During each residency, an optional public presentation or introduction of the work is organized. The resident receives flights, accommodation in a self-catering apartment, a monthly stipend, and reimbursement of visa costs.

CCA is Glasgow’s hub for the arts with a year-round program of cutting-edge exhibitions, film, music, literature, spoken word, festivals, Gaelic and performance. Residents may use CCA’s Creative Labs room for screenings, workshops and critiques, and CCA provides marketing and technical support for these events. They are welcome to use CCA’s equipment, including its dance floor, projectors, sound kit and lights to experiment on their own, and may open the doors to the public at the end of the residency and discuss or share their activity. CCA staff also offer feedback on work when invited to do so. CCA has a small artist’s flat on its third floor, which is where the resident will be accommodated, and Mophradat will cover their flight to Glasgow, monthly stipend, a studio if needed, visa, and travel insurance.

Deadlines: 15 September 2017 for Belgium and 15 December 2017 for Scotland

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