In addition to Sharjah Art Foundation’s year-round open calls and grants, which support emerging and established artists working in contemporary art, below is a compiled list of reputable local, regional and international open calls, opportunities and residencies for artists and art practitioners. In keeping with the Foundation’s commitment to supporting the community, this list is a reference tool that will be updated on a regular basis and includes grants, exhibitions and educational opportunities.

Opportunities for artists, curators, musicians, filmmakers, writers and academics

Tashkeel’s Critical Practice Progamme 2022

Deadline: 16 October 2021

Tashkeel is seeking entries for the eighth edition of its Critical Practice Programme. Open to all visual arts practitioners in the UAE over the age of 21, the 2022 programme offers studio support, critique and production for practicing, contemporary artists living and working in the UAE up to one year.

The Critical Practice Programme is carefully constructed and built around the selected artist’s practices and/or areas of research, generally culminating in an exhibition, publication or other digital/physical outcome. The aim of the programme is to provide the artist with sustained support to develop their work in an environment that encourages progressive experimentation, cross-disciplinary exchange and cross-cultural dialogue.

Apply here: https://tashkeel.org/projects/call-for-entries-critical-practice-programme-2022

Concept proposals for the UAE’s national pavilion at Venice Biennale

Deadline: 31 October 2021
National Pavilion of the UAE at Venice Biennale

The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates (NPUAE) at Venice Biennale is inviting submissions through an open call for Concept Proposals for the UAE national participation at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, due to open in May 2023.

Apply here: http://nationalpavilionuae.org/open-call/

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grants

Deadline: 31 October 2021
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
New York

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre, to launch City Artist Corps Grants.

City Artist Corps Grants is part of City Artist Corps, a new 25 million USD recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities.

City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The programme will distribute one-time 5,000 USD grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July.

Apply here: www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/city-artist-corps-grants

The Africa Institute’s Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships

Deadline: 15 December 2021
The Africa Institute

The Africa Institute announces its call for applications to its programme of fellowships, which include a one-year senior fellowship named in honour of the esteemed late professor of African studies Ali A. Mazrui as well as two postdoctoral fellowships named in honour of the late esteemed art historian and curator Okwui Enwezor, and the late world-renowned Moroccan feminist scholar Fatema Mernissi.
Applications are now open for Okwui Enwezor Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Culture, Performance Studies and Critical Humanities; Fatema Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Cultural Studies; Ali A. Mazrui Senior Fellow in Global African Studies.
The Research Fellowships Programme provides the opportunity for both junior and senior scholars of African and African diaspora studies to focus on a research project and participate in ongoing scholarly and intellectual activities during their residency at the Institute.

Apply here: https://theafricainstitute.org/open-call-for-postdoctoral-fellowships/

All the information shared here has been sourced from the aforementioned institutions’ online platforms.