Inaugural research grants by Alserkal Arts Foundation

Inaugural research grants by Alserkal Arts Foundation


METASITU, Tower Fish Pigeon excursion. Alserkal Residency. Photo: Jandri Angelo Aguilar. Courtesy Alserkal. 

December 2, 2019
Inaugural research grants by Alserkal Arts Foundation
December 2, 2019
Application deadline: January 31
Al Quoz 1
United Arab Emirates
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Alserkal Arts Foundation is welcoming applications for its inaugural research grants, which are designed to support radical, innovative, and contemporary research that challenges traditional modes of practice in a variety of fields.

The grants place an emphasis on interdisciplinary proposals, comparative studies, and societal discourses that link the arts, humanities and social sciences in the context of the MEASA (Middle East, Africa, South Asia).

The Foundation seeks applications especially from those individuals and collectives that dynamically aim to disrupt conservative boundaries between conventional disciplines. Potential grant awardees can include, but are in no way limited to, multidisciplinary visual and sonic artists, architects, writers of fiction and non-fiction, independent publishers, documentary filmmakers and educators, geographers, historians, economists and social scientists. Applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing broad, intersectional and experimental approaches to research in their respective fields are preferred.

Research grants are awarded as follows:
Grants for individuals—up to USD 5,000

Grants for duos/collectives—up to USD 10,000

Grants for independent publishers—up to USD 10,000

Applications to Alserkal Arts Foundation’s Research Grants will remain open till January 31, 2020. For more information, contact researchgrants [​at​]

About Alserkal Arts Foundation
The Alserkal Arts Foundation supports socially engaged, multi-disciplinary practices and facilitates cross-cultural exchange through its four core initiatives: public art commissions, residencies, research grants and educational programmes. The Foundation offers cultural practitioners—either based in Dubai, or whose practice critically investigates themes pertinent to the region’s artistic community–opportunities for research, scholarship, and artistic production. All of Alserkal Arts Foundation’s activities are supported by Alserkal, an Emirati family business spearheaded by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal.

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