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Sharjah Art Foundation announces the 2012 Production Programme Open Call for grants to artists working in a range of media. Up to $200,000 is available in this application cycle.
The Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) Production Programme broadens the possibilities for the production of art in the MENASA region through a commitment to support innovation and excellence in artistic practice by encouraging risk and experimentation. This commitment places artists at the core of the Foundation’s mission by offering grants and professional support for the realisation of projects selected from an open call for proposals.
Arts practitioners are invited to propose imaginative, ambitious and inspirational projects that will transform the understanding of what art is and how it can be experienced. With this initiative SAF hopes to engage and challenge the artists, audiences and itself aesthetically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, politically or in ways new and unexpected.
In 2012 SAF is offering production grants to artists working in a range of media including sculpture, installation, time-based media, artist’s books and performance. Up to a total of $200,000 is available in this application cycle. The success of a proposal will be determined by merit rather than budget. To this end, projects with budgets that range from modest to ambitious scales will be considered. The submission deadline is 24 February 2012 and selections will be announced in March. The selected projects will be developed and produced by the artist and the Sharjah Art Foundation, with presentation of the completed project as agreed between the artist(s) and SAF.
Call for applications for the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Programme
24 February 2012