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In order to develop an art practice — an ongoing process of production based on conceptual and formal investigation — artists need time, stimulating input, access to technical skills, conversations with peers, and exchange with audiences. To facilitate these evolving processes, Mophradat developed its Grants for Artists’ Practice program, which has two components: providing artists with flexible financial support that can be used towards their livelihood, periods of research, residencies, the production of new work, and curating and presenting shows, amongst other forms of artistic work; and a structured dialogue between the participating artists amongst themselves as well as one-on-one dialogue with peers (from the advisory committee).
Each year, the program provides grants of either 4,000 USD or 8,000 USD to approximately eight artists, who also participate in six conversations, organized by Mophradat. The conversations would take place once a month during the first six months of the grant period as follows: three individual conversations with peers and three sessions where participants share about their personal project or practice, in conversation with the rest of the group, and following this timeline.
The program is only open to those interested in an ongoing conversation with the professional peers that Mophradat is engaging for this purpose and to those committed to the take part in all the scheduled conversations during the running program.
Specific eligibility criteria
In addition to complying with the general eligibility criteria that you can read here, please note the following:
*Please note that due to the high volume of applications and the confidentiality of the selection process, Mophradat cannot provide individual feedback explaining why an application was not selected.
**By applying to this program, you agree that, if selected, you will endeavor to realize your proposal. If the proposal is not realized to an appropriate level of completion within the agreed-upon timeline, you may be asked to partially or fully reimburse Mophradat.
You can read the frequently asked questions about this program here.
For any further questions, please email grants [at] mophradat [dot] org
Grants for Artists’ Practice is implemented with the support of Mophradat’s institutional partners and with additional support provided by the Flemish authorities.