Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall
Misk Art Residencies aims to support artistic development and practice by promoting the possibilities of meaningful exchange between the local community and the global cultural landscape. The Masaha Residency is designed to cultivate the art sector by facilitating discourse, research, and experimentation around themes that concern the local community.
This year, the Masaha Residency brings together emerging artists to investigate the interaction between technology and traditional values and beliefs. Artists will explore how digital media can be used to reinterpret and reimagine traditional forms of art and expression.
In collaboration with a guest curator and expert mentors, the seventh cycle of Misk Art Institute’s biannual Masaha Residency invites twelve emerging visual artists to deliberate the cultural, social, and artistic significance of media technologies.
Three sessions with a guest curator
Up to four masterclasses
Up to four workshops and lectures
Development of project and budget proposals
Up to four trips to cultural/historical sites in Riyadh
Public engagement through open studios and resident-led educational programing
Networking sessions via studio visits by veteran artists and art practitioners
Up to four crit sessions with external and internal collaborators
Final group exhibition showcase, funded by Misk Art Institute
The Masaha Residency is open to
12 full-time emerging visual artists from all artistic disciplines who meet one or more of the following criteria:
3+ years of fine arts experience
3+ years of exhibiting history
Actively practicing and engaging in the arts
Time and space to focus on researching a new theme-related project
External and internal experts to advise, provide feedback, and critique your research and project
Long-lasting contacts within the Saudi and international arts network
Exposure to and from important members of the art community (such as artists, press, curators, etc.)
Group showcase exhibiting your new body of work
Professional development as an artist