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Open call 2022 for Intermix Residency presented by the Saudi Visual Arts and Fashion Commissions

Intermix Residency Application deadline: November 10

The Intermix Residency Riyadh open call has been announced by the Visual Arts and Fashion Commissions. Intermix residency program is accepting applications until November 10, 2022 as it is ready to welcome its second cohort at JAX, Diriyah.

The Saudi Visual Arts Commission and Saudi Fashion Commission jointly launch an open call for the Intermix residency’s second cycle, which will take place from December 4, 2022, until February 28, 2023. The residency will take place in Diriyah Biennale Foundation spaces with funding from the Quality-of-Life Program in the thriving cultural district of JAX District, in the historic city of Diriyah on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh, providing close direct access to local artists.

The residency is a financially supported program that offers visual artists, fashion designers, and other creatives from the local, regional, and international community full access to their own private studios and accommodations as well as a forum for dialogue and the exchange of innovative ideas. Throughout their three-month residency, participants will have the chance to investigate a variety of topics, such as innovation, change, and sustainability. The residency will end with open studios to a local audience.

The open call applicants will be evaluated and short-listed by a committee of visual arts and fashion experts before the final selection is made. Members of the committee include: Dina Amin, CEO of the Visual Arts Commission; Burak Cakmak, CEO of the Fashion Commission, Dania AlSaleh, Visual Artist; Emily Marant, Functional Art Editor at French Cliché; Jean Pierre Blanc, Founder of the Annual International Festival of Fashion & Photography in Hyères; and Jordan Nassar, Visual Artist. 

The Intermix residency is thrilled to have Saudi resident curator Tara Aldughaither on staff to assist residents as they navigate their work. ATHR manages and runs the residency. Tara’s curatorial work focuses on community-oriented forms of situated knowledge production, and her teaching strategies are informed by a pedagogy she calls folk futurism, which connects indigenous knowledge systems to a rapidly changing global society for artists.

Applications are open today through November 10, 2022. Selected artists will be notified of their acceptance to the residency in late November 2022. For more information on the residency and how to apply, please visit here.

ATHR / Saudi Arabia
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