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Video Works is a grant program, established by Ashkal Alwan in 2006 to provide a sustainable support structure for video production by early and mid-career artists and filmmakers based in Lebanon Video Works facilitates the production of new projects by local artists working in video. It aims to build a sustainable support structure, as a fund to which artists apply, for video production and its circulation in the region. Following an open call, the jury determines the selected projects, then the participants are provided with a production budget. More importantly, they consult with professionals in the field, including a filmmaker who oversees the projects as they develop until their completion, with the final productions shown in a collective screening. Through this process, Video Works aims to offer artists the opportunity to realize their work in a close, collaborative atmosphere. In 2006-2007, Ashkal Alwan produced the first edition of Video Works, entitled VidéoAvril, which presented a series of video projects made by emerging Lebanese artists and filmmakers who reflected on the events of the July 2006 war in Lebanon. In 2008-2009 Ashkal Alwan produced 7 new video projects under the framework of Video Works 2009. In 2010-11, 8 videos were produced for Video Works 2011. In 2013-14, 7 projects were selected and produced. The same year, Video Works previously bi-annual, became a yearly program, thanks to the support of Robert A. Matta, trustee of Ashkal Alwan.
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The Boghossian Foundation Priz...Open Call
Sep - Oct 2017

The Boghossian Foundation PrizeDeadline for application: October 10, 2017 This year, the prizes cover the fields of painting, photography and fashion design. The age limit for the artists and the creators is 40 years old. The three laureates each receive $10.000 dollars and the opportunity to stay in Brussels’ ‘Inhabitation’, the artist residence of the Villa Empain that […]
Call for Residency | Digital M...
Sep - Oct 2017

Call for Residency | Digital MethologiesDeadline for application: October 11, 2017 Dates: November 2017 – April 2018 Location: Marra.tein ., Beirut This open call for applications for 3-6 week residencies at marra.tein (beirut, lebanon) hopes to attract individuals/collectives/groups that are trying to explore and realize projects that are based in research, but grappling with some set of concerns in the […]
Open Call for Participants
Jul - Oct 2017

Open Call for ParticipantsCall for participants in an art project by Mohamed Bourouissa as part of Sharjah Biennial 13 exhibition in Beirut. Dates: October – December 2017 Organizer: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan ABOUT Algerian-born, Paris-based artist Mohamed Bourouissa is looking for participants for a new project that will feature in a group exhibition as […]
Exhibition | Homesick – ...
Jul - Oct 2017

Exhibition | Homesick – Hrair SarkissianOpening reception: Thursday 6 July from 18:00 to 21:00 Dates: 7 July, 2017 to 2 October, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum Hrair Sarkissian’s work is often based on his personal relationships to geographies and people. Frequently produced with a large format camera, his carefully crafted photographs enable a deeper engagement with a scene, allowing a slow […]
Exhibition Opening | Beirut Ar...
Jun - Sep 2017

Exhibition Opening | Beirut Art Center – Allan Sekula: Photography at WorkDate: 28.06.2017 – 29.09.2017 Location: Beirut Art Center Photography at Work shows the work of the late American artist Allan Sekula, an influential photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist and critic who died in 2013. Sekula’s works have been a unique reference in debates and conversations about photography, art and politics for over 40 years. For more […]
Exhibition Opening | Beirut Ar...
Jun - Sep 2017

Exhibition Opening | Beirut Art Center – Falling is not Collapsing, Falling is Extending Marwa ArsaniosDates:28.06.2017 – 29.09.2017 Location: Beirut Art Center “Matter, like meaning, is not an individually articulated or static entity. Matter is not little bits of nature, or a blank slate, surface, or site passively awaiting signification; nor is it an uncontested ground for scientific, feminist, or marxist theories. Matter is not a support, location, referent, or […]
A Few Things You Need to Know ...
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017

A Few Things You Need to Know When Creating an Art Project in a Public Space in Tea Set and Colorful TeaArt in public spaces in Lebanon: A research project and tool guide on the legal and administrative challenges and opportunities It is available online and can be downloaded on ISSUU.