Grants up to $5,000 to Support Art Porject Offered by Mophradat

Grants up to $5,000 to Support Art Porject Offered by Mophradat


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01 Apr 2021
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Mophradat is offering grants to support artists (individuals, collaborations, or collectives) to develop their practice. This program is specially directed to those inventing new forms of creating and sharing arts knowledge with others, and for those aiming to question the current arts making paradigm; therefore we encourage eccentric and critical proposals challenging traditional arts genres and discourses.

Basic eligibility criteria:

To be considered for any of open calls, your application must meet the following criteria:

  • Be complete (all documents requested are submitted);
  • Be related to a field of contemporary arts (all disciplines are welcome);
  • Be for a contemporary arts activity or project by artists or other arts practitioners from or living in the Arab world, or be relevant to the region;
  • Be realized by professional artists and/or other arts practitioners (such as curators, critics, writers, etc.) who have been active in their field for a number of years;
  • Be ambitious and demonstrate an awareness of artistic concerns;
     Involve no commercial activity or organization;
  • Be devoid of any intention to promote intolerance, violence, patriarchal worldviews, or any form of discrimination based on ability, age, gender, nationality, origin, race, religion, or sexuality;
  • Not work against Mophradat’s mission and values, which you can read
  • Meet the specific criteria related to the specific open call.

Specific eligibility criteria:

  • The proposal must be achievable and completed within twelve months of the grant submission deadline;
  • Production and post-production for feature films are not eligible;
  • Applications to attend degree-based study programs (such as MAs or PhDs) are out of the grant program’s scope and will not be considered;
  • Aiming for balanced professional relationships, Mophradat does not support applications to cover the costs and fees of artists invited to run a workshop, administer, or curate projects in Europe or North America that fall under categories of (temporary) employment in those contexts, and should be covered by those hosts’ institutional budgets.

Grants and how to use them:

Among other activities, the grants can be used to pursue threads of research, stage an event, make new work, publish, travel, take part in a residency or workshop, organize meetings and gatherings, or present an exhibition or performance. The grants can cover part or all of the proposed activity or project. Between fifteen and thirty grants are awarded each calendar year depending on the available budget, with a maximum amount of US$5,000 per grant.

About Mophradat:

Mophradat is a Belgian association and its office is in Brussels. It was founded in 2004 as the Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF), and in 2015 changed its name to better accommodate and reflect its evolving mandate and scope of activity. Also, it is an international nonprofit contemporary art association that creates opportunities for thinking, producing, and sharing among contemporary artists from the Arab World and their peers everywhere. Mophradat sees its activities as tools—artistic, discursive, logistical, and financial—for artists and cultural thinkers to use toward inventing new art practices, arts organizations, and art publics. Mophradat believes the content—ideas, artworks, and relationships—generated through its activities contributes to diversifying the artistic and intellectual ecology; making it more vital and compelling, and able to play an emancipatory role in the Arab World and elsewhere.

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