Micro-Residency: Photography

06 - 31 Aug 2023

Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall



Application deadline: 

June 24, 2023


06 - 31 Aug. 2023


Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall

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Increase your knowledge and expertise in photography.

Language: Arabic and English 

Misk Art Institute calls for six photographers to spend four weeks at the Masaha studios (Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall), to think conceptually about tradition through the themes of

  • Archiving 

  • Documenting 

  • Safeguarding 

This residency focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of photography. Residents are provided with a wide range of educational programing, a private studio space, and research and production resources. The residency also offers participants a crash-course in conceptual development, experimentation, and actual production.

The Residency Offers

  • Workshops and masterclasses

  • Mentorship sessions

  • Development of project proposals

  • Networking sessions via studio visits by veteran artists and art practitioners

  • Group presentation/critique session

  • A chance to work in a shared environment 


An original series of no less than five new photos that engage with the theme of tradition. 

Who’s it for?

Full-time Saudi photographers who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • 2+ years of photography experience

  • 2+ years of photography educational background

  • 1+ years of exhibiting history

  • Actively practicing and engaging in photography

Applicants must have a strong grasp of the fundamentals of photography and demonstrate a personal dedication to the craft of photography. The Institute is looking for photographer who have led their own artistic photographic shoots, have a growing body of work, and understand the various aspects of photography beyond an intermediate level. 

Useful Information

  • Time and a personal studio space to focus on researching a new theme-related project

  • Financial support covering certain materials 

  • External and internal experts to advise, provide feedback, and critique your research and project

  • Networking opportunities and exposure to and from important members of the art community (such as artists, curators, etc.)

  • New skills, inspiration, and techniques to incorporate within your practice 

  • Group exhibition to showcase your new body of work

  • Access to the Masaha Art & Design Reference Library

  • New outlooks on your practice

  • Commitment to the full month-long residency, with no exceptions

  • Attend all educational programing, talks, visits, etc. 

  • Have final work to present for a Showcase.