A new edition for artists and curators will be set up in fall 2022.

Artists Fellowships is a three-months paid assistantship program for young artists to work with more experienced professionals. The aim is for younger artists from the Arab world to be able to learn through a hands-on assistantship to learn more about the professional art making world through close exchange with their hosting artists to get to know their practice and be introduced to skills, networks, resources, and communities in their field. The fellowships follow a clear job description and schedule provided by the hosting artist, who also commits to engaging in a conversation with the fellow about their practices. The fellows are provided with a grant from Mophradat to support the fellowship period.

A pilot edition was set up in fall 2021, with the participation of the following artists: Reda El Toufaili working with Ali Cherri, Abdullah Hussein working with Salma El Tarzi, Rania Barhoumi working with Radouan Mriziga, Esraa Elfeky working with Rana Elnemr, and Ghiwa Haiby working with Petra Serhal. 

This program is part of our project “Distinct Voices”, which is partially supported by the Federal Foreign Office, Germany.