THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.
THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.
Ten-day residency between March and April 2020
Deadline to apply: October 30, 2019
Mophradat has partnered with Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden, on providing a residency for a composer/compers (up to three collaborators) from the Arab world to spend focused time working on a specific project, creating new compositions, or exploring and researching new ideas.
Founded in 1964, EMS Elektronmusikstudion is the center for Swedish electroacoustic music and sound-art and is run as an independent part of Musikverket (the Swedish Performing Arts Agency). EMS offers professional studios for the production of electroacoustic music and sound-art. Its aim is to support the artistic development of electroacoustic music and its integration within other artistic areas.
Contemporary composers from the Arab world can apply for a ten-day residency at EMS in March-April, 2020 (precise dates will be determined in consultation with the resident). The selected resident(s) will be accommodated in Stockholm and have access to studios and equipment and will receive a technical introduction to undertake work throughout their stay. The composer(s) must be comfortable working autonomously. To work in the studios it is advisable to be familiar with the Pro Tools, Logic X, Reaper or Ableton Live software. In addition to accommodation and studio, Mophradat provides selected resident(s) with economy return airfare, a per-diem, and reimbursement of visa costs.
• Applicants must be working on their own compositional project.
• Applicants must be able to demonstrate being active in music scenes locally and/or internationally.
• Applicants active within the electroacoustic and sound-art fields are encouraged to apply.
• Applicants must be from the Arab world.
Applications must be submitted in English by email to email@example.com, and include:
• A completed application form (available for download here).
• A CV listing all your performances, albums published online and/or offline, and press reviews.
• Links to your music online (Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Youtube etc.) or no more than three mp3 files (clearly labeled).
Deadline for application is October 30, 2019.
• Mophradat will select the residents in collaboration with EMS.
• All applicants, whether selected or not, receive a response to their applications by December 10, 2019.
• Due to a high volume of applications and the confidentiality of the selection process, Mophradat cannot provide individual feedback explaining the reason an application was not selected.
• On selection, the resident will sign separate contracts with Mophradat and EMS.
• A narrative summary of what was achieved must be submitted to Mophradat within two weeks of the residency’s end.
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Residency dates: April 1 to June 30, 2020
Mophradat is collaborating with Rio de Janeiro’s Capacete on a residency opportunity for artists from the Arab world. Capacete is a residency program that has been active for twenty years, aiming to set up situations and develop strategies that offer concrete and real alternatives to the unstable field of art. Previous programs have been designed to reflect the interdisciplinary character of contemporary aesthetic practices and to promote efforts that join the theoretical world with artistic presentations of diverse formats and dynamics, for a range of audiences.
Capacete’s 2020 program will focus on seminars and discussions around the experience and production of different cosmologies, aligned with each resident’s research. Capacete will program activities that indicate a collective creation of a space/platform, composed of exercises, dialogues, and practices that reference horizontal experiences, and thereby invent modes of learning and exchange. Capacete will privilege collectivity as both a mode of research, and a mode of care and knowledge. The activities will bring the participants closer to the social, cultural, and political dynamics of Rio de Janeiro, as well as to several of its agents.
The residency program offers:
Please note that there are no formal requirements regarding the output of the residency.
The program is for artists who seek to develop their practice in a professional context and create new projects reflecting their experimentation and research.
Applications must ONLY be submitted in English by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include:
Deadline for application is September 15, 2019.
Mophradat will support only one resident to participate in this program in 2020.
Mophradat in collaboration with Capacete will select the candidate on the basis of the quality of their work, their potential to take full advantage of the program, and the specificity of their interest in the context of Capacete, who are responsible for the final selection.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Starting date: September 2019 (negotiable)
Time Period: 2-3 months
Remuneration: A daily stipend will be provided for meals and local transportation on office days
Deadline: August 16, 2019
Mophradat is providing a unique opportunity to conduct research in the archive of Meeting Points (spanning between 2004 to 2017). The opportunity is for a researcher interested in contemporary arts from the Arab world and curatorial models of exchange and presentation.
Between 2004 and 2017, Mophradat (and previously the Young Arab Theatre Fund) commissioned, produced and presented a touring arts multidisciplinary festival for the Arab world titled Meeting Points, which had eight editions. During its life span, the festival changed form, grew and contracted in response to changing circumstances, and was guest curated by Frie Leysen, Okwui Enwezor, WHW, amongst others. Much of this rich history is in need of assembling and reflection, and for this research Mophradat is looking for a graduate student, academic, emerging curator, art historian, or so interested in developing the archive of material, organizing the information, and analyzing it as part of Mophradat’s institutional history and as part of their own research interests.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The selected researcher will be given access to Mophradat’s archival materials, as well as the necessary help and contacts to pursue the line of inquiry they are interested in. They are expected to devise a classification system, initiate contacts to locate missing documents, conduct the necessary interviews (when possible), and flag the most important content of the archive.
If interested, please send your CV with a cover letter to email@example.com by August 16, 2019. Interviews will be conducted end of August in person or over telephone and skype.
Deadline to Apply: June 14, 2019
Travel dates: October 13 to 23, 2019
Initiated in 2018, Orbitals is an annual program taking three to four curators, selected through an open call, to an international location for a ten-day guided research trip to meet and share their experiences with peers in the art scenes they are visiting.
For the second edition of Orbitals, three or four curators will be selected to travel together to New Delhi for a week to get to know the art scene, visiting artists and curators, as well as local art institutions and initiatives. The group will then travel by train for a two-day seminar in Chandigarh, bringing them to the city’s main architectural sites to explore this renowned modernist urban model, and how it relates to and influences contemporary cultural production. This two-day trip will be guided by architecture scholar Mohamed Elshahed.
Organized in collaboration with the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), the program will also be partially tailored to the specific interests of the selected participants. Mophradat will plan the entire trip while covering airfare, insurance, and visa costs, as well as providing participants with accommodations and per diem.
The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) is a non-profit organization based in New Delhi, India. It was set up in 2007 with an aim to broaden the audience for contemporary Indian art, enhance opportunities for artists, and establish a continuous dialogue between the arts and the public through education and active participation in public art projects and funding.
Applicants must send the following material in English or Arabic by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 14, 2019:
Full CV/resume including current address and citizenship.
Deadline to Apply: March 10, 2019
Witnessing the recent flourishing of literature in the Arab world, Mophradat’s Writing Sabbatical Grants program has been set up to support emerging creative writers from the Arab world of contemporary fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Published authors currently working on a new piece of writing for publication, and in need of a short time to focus on its completion can apply to this program. The program offers a grant covering a short sabbatical period to two writers per open call, who will receive a stipend to allow each to take time out from their daily preoccupations and complete their project. The grant ranges from US$600 to US$1,300 per month determined by Mophradat based on the local living costs of the country of residence of the applicant, and covers from one to three months period depending on the writers’ need. Applicants must have a publisher interest in publishing their upcoming work (online or print including independent book publishers, periodicals or other literary or cultural journals qualify).
Applications must be submitted in English or Arabic by email to email@example.com, and include: