Visiting Arts in partnership with The Delfina Foundation is pleased to announce Artist-to-Artist International 2009. The 2009 scheme will have a specific geographic focus by inviting artists from across the Middle East and North Africa.
The programme provides an opportunity to bring together artists to initiate dialogues across international borders, enabling pairs of artists to enter into new working relationships on an open-ended and informal basis. Professional, practising UK based artists can apply to invite an artist of their choice, from the below prioritised countries, to visit them in the UK for one week.
The selected overseas artist will spend a week with the UK artist, visit their studio, meet contacts, network and discuss ideas. The week is free from any obligation to produce a prescribed outcome with an emphasis on the development and research process rather than production.
Invited artists from the following countries only are eligible to participate in the 2009 programme:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Morocco, Oman, Palestine Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
All selected participants will need to be available from the 23 - 29 March 2009
Application deadline: 9 January 2009