Call for applications

Art Jameel Commissions: Arts Writing and Research

Art Jameel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Deadline: 01 December 2018

Courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre

Courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre

Art Jameel Commissions is an annual programme anchored at the forthcoming Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. The programme runs in a 3-year cycle, focussing on sculpture (2018); arts writing and research (2019); and drawing and painting (2020).

Its 2018-2019 jury includes writer, curator and Director of Dar al-Ma’mun, a library and artists’ residency in Marrakech, Morocco, Omar Berrada and independent writers and critics, Negar Azimi and Nida Ghouse. Art Jameel Commissions is open to artists from or based in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, as well as those from around the world with an interest in and familiarity with these regions.

Art Jameel Commissions: Arts Writing and Research is open to all areas of inquiry, although preference will be given to those who engage with the thematic focuses within Jameel Art Centre’s current programming which are:

Confluence: Inspired by the UAE’s standing as an international meeting place and point of convergence, as well as Jameel Arts Centre’s waterside location on Dubai Creek.

Museology: As a new independent arts institution, the Centre is invested in critically investigating modes of art production and exhibition making.

The GCC: While the scope of its programme is intentionally international, the Centre is also rooted in its local context and includes artists’ works and projects that explore experiences of living and working in the Gulf countries.


The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018.

Click here to read the full Art Jameel Commissions brief: Art Writing and Research brief.

Click here to complete the Art Jameel Commissions: Art Writing and Research application online.


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