Application 002

Application 002

Application Deadline: 23 August 2023

Residency Duration: 17 September - 12 December 2023 

Application 002 is a process oriented residency, which takes a critical approach to art making, research and production. This residency provides mentorship, discussion, critique, and avenues to explore techniques, concepts, ideas and collaborations. 

This experience is set to widen possibilities and potential for artists, encourage engagement with peers and take the artists’ careers to the next level. 

Alongside the personal mentorship and discussion, as well as the collaborative engagements with the other residents, the residency will provide a range of learning opportunities for participants. These learning opportunities include, but are not limited to, a selection of workshops, talks, courses, exhibition and cultural visits, all of which will facilitate research into contemporary art, and exploring constructive critique, as well as the integrity of differences despite shared experiences. 

Through the residency, participants will also be able to examine the legacy of global art history and the current state of the world. Regular group discussions would be encouraged and facilitated through informal and formal meetings and gatherings. Participating artists need to be open to sharing ideas and receiving feedback through discussion, and be open to other possibilities and directions in their work. 

Participating artists will gain motivation, expand their knowledge and critical perspectives, and examine tough personal and ethical questions about their hybridity, local knowledge and expocisim, and their own ways of seeing. 

The residency presents a 12-week, intensive and demanding programme, which will require strong commitment and dedication from the participating artists. Applicants acknowledge that by taking part in this residency, they undertake the responsibility to see it through, and understand the demanding nature of the programme. 

Participating artists will receive individual studio space, in our residency studio compound, and use the studio for research, discussion, project development, and production, with support from Al Riwaq. Studio set-up and resources will be provided by Al Riwaq.

 

 Application Process:

  • Residency announced on 20 July 2023
  • Interested artists must fill the residency application form and submit it by 23 August 2023
  • Shortlisted applicants will be called for a meeting between 28 - 30 August 2023
  • Successful applicants will be informed on 3 September 2023. Acceptance confirmation must be received from the applicant by 5 September 2023. 
  • Residency participants will be announced to the public on 7 September 2023
  • Residency begins, initial meeting on 17 September 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the residency only for visual arts?

No, it is open to all artists from different disciplines.

How long is the residency programme?

12 weeks, from 17 September to 12 December 2023.

Will there be an exhibition at the end of the residency?

Yes, participants' artwork and projects will be showcased in an exhibition at the end of the residency. The exhibition concept will be formulated and developed in discussion with the artists in residence.

Is there an age restriction for the applicants?

This residency is open for all above 18 years of age.

Does this programme support research residencies?

Al Riwaq is open to receiving research-based resident artists, within Application 002 or independently. Artists seeking the unfamiliar around the corner, are welcome to apply for a  research-driven residency that can revolve around peer-to-peer exchange, and knowledge and understanding, not just in the arts but also in society.

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