APPLICATION | Home Workspace Program 2017-18
Deadline for application: April 20, 2017
Ashkal Alwan is pleased to announce the open call for applications to participate in the seventh edition of the Home Workspace Program (HWP) study program, taking place in Beirut from October 9th, 2017 through July 21st, 2018.
The Home Workspace Program (HWP) is a 10-month study program that enrols 10-15 fellows every year. The program is open to artists and other cultural practitioners aiming to develop their formal, technical and theoretical skills in a critical setting. HWP fellows are provided with tutorials and resources in order to facilitate and support their practices. Each fellow is granted a merit-based scholarship and access to shared studio spaces. A public component, open to enrolled and non-enrolled participants alike, is composed of lectures, seminars, and workshops.
The 2017-18 program consists of three primary components: the preface, the workshops, and the course of seminars. The resident professor (RP) and the resident advisor (RA) follow up on fellows’ activities for the entirety of the program, as well as organize group meetings, tutorials, group critiques and open studios. The program will explore a range of subject areas this year, revolving around the interests and concerns of a number of invited artists, writers, activists, scholars, and curators.
For each edition of HWP, a number of fellows are selected through an open call for applications (with the exception of the third edition when admissions were open). The admissions committee consists of the advisory Curriculum Committee, Ashkal Alwan director, HWP resident professor, HWP coordinator, and guests. Candidates are considered on merit, as well as the overall response of their applications within the mission and context of HWP. The admissions committee selects an initial shortlist of candidates for interviews, until a final list of 10 to 15 candidates is reached. Some shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a Skype interview on short notice.
Ashkal Alwan will confirm the receipt of all applications; if you have not received confirmation within a week of sending your application, please notify us.
Please note: some shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a Skype interview on short notice.
- Artists working in any discipline or medium, including video, film, performance, sound, music, installation, photography, painting, sculpture, text, etc.
- Cultural practitioners include writers, critics and academics.
Successful applicants must:
- Have completed an undergraduate arts-related degree – or have equivalent experience.
- Be available to commit full-time to HWP’s assigned schedule for the year. External engagements must be kept at an absolute minimum and should not interfere with the participant’s commitment to the program.
- While applicants from Lebanon and the Arab region are especially encouraged to apply, HWP is also open to international applicants.
- Due to the international scope of HWP’s professors and fellows, the working language is English. Participants may be advised to take an English language course prior to the start of the program or later if necessary.
- Collectives and other collaborating artists should submit separate applications and will be considered independently from one another.
- With the exception of participants in HWP 2013-14 edition, former fellows are not eligible to re-apply.
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID
HWP tuition is free; every fellow admitted to the program is granted a merit-based scholarship.
Fellows are expected to cover living expenses and production costs and are encouraged to secure sources of funding to support their expenses.
A small number of financial support grants are available on a need basis.
Ashkal Alwan will confirm receipt of all application; if you have not received confirmation within a week of sending, please notify Ashkal Alwan.
Please fill in your complete application and click "Submit" at the bottom of this page.
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