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All applicants, whether selected or not, will receive a response to their applications by September 5, 2023.
Orbitals is a program that takes four curators and arts researchers to an international location in the Global South to learn about a different artistic context than the ones they are familiar with and share their knowledge with their communities. During the one-week guided research trip, the participants, along with members of Mophradat’s team, meet and share experiences with peers from the art scenes they are visiting. Past editions of Orbitals visited in Mexico City (2018), Delhi and Chandigarh (2019), and São Paulo/Rio De Janeiro (2022).
This year’s edition taking place between December 4 to 14 (exact dates to be confirmed), will be an introduction to the art scene in Dakar, Senegal. The participants will travel together for a program of meetings with artists and curators, as well as visits to art organizations and initiatives. Mophradat will provide flights, travel insurance, accommodation and per diems, and reimburse visa costs.
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.
For any questions, please email grants [at] mophradat [dot] org.
Orbitals is implemented as part of the project “Future Acts”, which is partially supported by the Federal Foreign Office, Germany, and with additional support by Teiger Foundation.