01 Oct 2023 - 30 Nov 2023
The B'sarya for Arts Thematic Residency is a two-month program dedicated to the advancement of art and culture via creativity, experimentation, and innovation. The residency program, in collaboration with Misk Art Institute, will provide two Saudi cultural practitioners the opportunity to broaden their practice, engage in a wide range of new conversations within the Egyptian cultural landscape, delve deeply into their practices, and receive and provide generous feedback.
The Residency Provides
Curatorial and technical guidance and mentorship
Workshops and masterclasses
Time to create balanced with the stimulation of cultural exchange and critical appraisal
An acoustically tuned studio space consisting of two jam and recording studios, as well as an isolated sound booth for vocal and acoustic recordings with cutting-edge technology, excellent acoustic treatment, and separate air conditioning for each location.
The B'sarya for Arts Thematic Residency emphasizes process, experimentation, and the expansion of artists' practices through:
Two workshops or technical masterclasses centered on the program's theme
Two studio visits from highly accomplished curators whom represent a cross-section of Egypt's contemporary art scene
A first day/weekend trip to Cairo to see exhibitions, festivals, or screenings
A second day/weekend trip to Cairo to meet with directors and curators of various art institutions, galleries, and academic institutions.
Participants will engage in a wide range of new conversations, delve deeply into their practices, receive and provide generous feedback, and accept and offer challenges.
Residents are required to present their work publicly. This can take any form that is appropriate for the artist and their project, including, but not limited to:
Residents are also asked to contribute to the local community, by way of talks, panel discussions, or any other way the resident and the curator deem beneficial to the community.
Who’s it for?
Full-time Saudi visual artists who meet the following criteria:
3+ years of fine arts experience
3+ years of exhibiting history
Actively practicing and engaging in the arts
Practicing Sound (sound installation, sound performance, composition) and/or New Media/Mixed Media ( video art and audio-visual installation).
The applicants must also be fully committed to prioritizing this one-month program, with no exceptions.