Deadline: February 1, 2014

Art Jameel, in partnership with Edge of Arabia, is pleased to announce an open call for Middle East and North African based artists or artist collectives to participate in a residency in Brooklyn, New York, at ISCP. Between March 1 and August 31, 2015 two residencies will be awarded, each three to six months long.

The residency includes: 24-hour access to a private 250 square foot furnished studio space at ISCP; enrollment in the institution’s dynamic programming with regular studio visits from visiting critics; field trips to museums, galleries and other cultural institutions; and participation in ISCP Talks. Residents are also invited to take part in ISCP’s Exhibition Program and Participatory Projects. The residency includes accommodation and travel costs, as well as a stipend for living expenses in New York City.

The program aims to connect Middle Eastern artists with new audiences, and to explore interconnected stories that link ideas and people across physical and psychological borders. Nearly 200 applications were submitted by artists living and working across the Middle East and North Africa for Art Jameel and EOA’s first collaboration with ISCP in 2014. The inaugural residency awardees were Taysir Batniji (b. 1966, Gaza, Palestine) and Foundland (a collective comprised of Ghalia Elsrakbi b. 1978, Damascus, Syria and Lauren Alexander b. 1983, Cape Town, South Africa).

Applications must be submitted no later than Feburary 1, 2015. Artists invited to the interview stage will be notified in late February 2015.

To Apply, click here.