Mamarat (Paths) Residency, Ramallah Municipality

Mamarat (Paths) is the residency programme of Ramallah Municipality seeking to utilise its growing global networks in the field of culture for the purpose of the 2018 edition of Qalandia International, its theme being (Solidarity).

Selected artists will have the opportunity to meet local Palestinian artists, art professionals, and contribute to the final exhibition produced by the Municipality of Ramallah and curated by Reem Fadda, which will be part of this edition of Qalandyia International in October 2018.

The residency offers:

  • Individual/collective living space
  • Working space
  • A grant of 500 USD
  • Project budget up to 2000 USD
  • Reimbursement of travel costs
  • Collaboration on the project development with a curator
  • Organising a customised programme of study visits in and outside Ramallah
  • Participation in the exhibition organized by Ramallah Municipality’s Mamarat (Paths) as part of Qalandyia International 2018

Mamarat will also arrange a symposium during Qalandia International 2018 in collaboration with U-jazdowski - Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, AIR Antwerpen and HIAP - Helsinki International Artist Programme. The aim of the gathering is to instigate new ideas, approaches and collaborations for better supporting artists and strengthening the position of artist residencies as agents in civic societies. Furthermore, the partner residencies in partnership with Mamarat will arrange residencies for Palestinian artists in Belgium, Finland and Poland in year 2019.

Qalandiya International (Qi) was founded in 2012 as a joint contemporary art event that takes place every two years across Palestinian cities and villages. Qi aims to place Palestine on the world’s cultural map by producing a series of exhibitions, as well as performances, talks, film screenings, workshops and tours, that open up channels for dialogue and exchange, both locally and internationally. As a partnership between different art and cultural organisations, Qi works collectively to join forces to unify a fragmented geography.

Deadline for Mamarat (Paths) Residency Open Call is 1st of April 2018.

MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS ON RAMALLAH MUNICIPALITY WEBSITE