For the second edition of Consortium Commissions taking place in 2020/2022, Mophradat has set up a new network of international partners, working across music, performance and visual arts. Together, they will collectively select, produce, and present ambitious new artworks by six artists from the Arab world. Mophradat provides each selected artist with a grant of up to US$20,000 to cover the production of their new project, which is then presented at two of the prestigious institutional partners’ venues, who curate and finance the exhibitions and performances.
The artists for the second edition will be announced in autumn 2019. In the meantime, you can check out the schedule of shows of the first edition here.
ALKANTARA FESTIVAL, LISBON
The Alkantara Festival is a biennial performing arts event that brings together artists with singular visions of our world and our times. In addition to the festival, Alkantara runs a year-long program of residencies, workshops, research projects, and presentations at its studio and office space, Espaço Alkantara.
ANCIENNE BELGIQUE, BRUSSELS
The Ancienne Belgique (AB) is a concert hall for contemporary music. It is one of the leading concert venues in Belgium, introducing interesting new and established artists to a broad range of music enthusiasts.
ARTISTS SPACE, NEW YORK
Founded in 1972 in downtown Manhattan, Artists Space has successfully contributed to changing the institutional and economic landscape for contemporary art, by lending support to emerging artists and emerging ideas alike, often controversially contributing and critically challenging the intellectual and artistic status quo in New York City and beyond.
DE APPEL, AMSTERDAM
De Appel is a contemporary art institute that brings together people, objects and ideas to explore the unknown. With an experimental, open-minded and inclusive focus, the programs of De Appel serve the intellectually and emotionally curious, (non-) specialized art enthusiasts as well as seasoned art professionals. De Appel organizes exhibitions, performances, film screenings, lectures and gatherings that cross boundaries between the arts and other disciplines. It is home to a curatorial programme and an extensive archive and library.
SPIELART FESTIVAL, MUNICH
Spielart has been exploring and researching new trends in the international theater world since 1995 in order to introduce them to audiences in Munich every two years. It is always about questioning the theater itself as an art form, constantly re-exploring or justifying it from its peripheral areas.
The Consortium Commissions 2020/2022 is implemented with the support of our institutional funders. Additional support is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.