The ARAK Collection Annual Residency Fellowship Program aims to promote a better knowledge and understanding of Contemporary Sub-Saharan Art in the Middle East and Beyond through research of the extensive works part of their collection.
The resident guest curator is expected to research the collection with the intention of curating an exhibition and writing the exhibition catalogue at the end of the residency period, after in-depth research and the submission of a curatorial concept to be approved by the ARAK Collection Curatorial Advisory Committee.
The Residency Fellowship Program was created to support ARAK Collection’s Mission of developing and supporting young and mid-career artists and curators through promoting curatorial research, publications and exhibitions of their collection’s works. The exhibitions developed and produced by ARAK Collection aspire to be impactful and are all associated with relevant public programming.
research, firstly while in residence at ARAK Collection in Doha – Qatar, and after when traveling or back home.
followed by an exhibition based on the results and approved curatorial concept submitted to the ARAK Collection Curatorial Advisory Committee. A comprehensive exhibition catalogue (English and Arabic) is expected to be published and released at the exhibition opening.
USD 5000 for research expense and fee.
USD 15,000 to produce the exhibition and publish the catalogue.
The Curatorial Residency Fellowship Program was created to support ARAK Collection’s Mission of developing and supporting young and mid-career artists and curators through promoting curatorial research, publications and exhibitions of their collection’s works. Curators are expected to propose new and innovative approaches to the ARAK Collection’s works and submit unprecedented exhibition proposals and associated publications.
The file must include the following :
Online Application Form:
a biography of the curator(s) (maximum 500 keystrokes), complete with training, research and contact details, and a portfolio (pdf) of various projects the curator has carried out or is working on.
a written statement of interest in the ARAK Collection Residency Fellowship Program and how it will contribute to the curators research and career interests and development. (maximum 3 000 keystrokes, word or pdf), an estimated research timetable and an estimated exhibition production timetable both for the exhibition and the catalogue.
a recommendation letter from relevant artworld professional, with whom the applicant has worked closely is welcomed, but not essential.
The texts must be in English only.
STAGE 1 — RESEARCH
STAGE 2 — PRODUCING & ORGANIZING THE EXHIBITION
If approved, the project will enter the production stage, supervised by the ARAK Collection team.
The USD15,000 budget, managed by the ARAK Collection team, includes:
The curator will:
In view of the current Covid 19 Global travel restrictions and limitations on movement of individuals across the countries benefiting from our Fellowships Program, a detailed Timetable will be announced after ARAK Collection announces the recipients of the Curatorial Fellowship to ensure it can be executed by the recipients