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Annual Curatorial Residency Fellowship

Annual Curatorial Residency Fellowship 2020 in Doha

Country: Qatar
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ARAK Collection calls application for Annual Curatorial Residency Fellowship 2020 in Doha. This is an opportunity for Young and Mid-Career Contemporary Art Curators to be selected for their Annual Curatorial Residency Fellowship Program based at their Collection Exhibition and Research Space in Doha – Qatar.

AARAK Collection is an independent, Gatari-based initiative, that aims to promote through exhibitions, publications, research and educational programs, contemporary sub-Saharan African art and artists. It is a public platform to foster critical dialogue around contemporary art practices with a focus on Sub-Saharan African Artists and educational programs that have an educational and developmental impact in the local community.


The Residency Fellowship Program exhibition aim is to provide an encompassing view of artworks at ARAK collection, in particular by Sub-Saharan regionally based artists who are addressing critical issues relevant to the contemporary Sub-Saharan and international art world practices and discourse.

The final Residency Fellowship Program exhibition will first be inaugurated at the ARAK Collection Doha Exhibition and Research Space and is expected to travel to other locations in the Middle East and internationally, including Africa.


The ARAK Collection Annual Residency Fellowship Program will host their first guest resident curator in 2020 with the aim of promoting better knowledge and understanding of Contemporary Sub-Saharan Art in the Middle East and Beyond through research of the part of the extensive work of their collection.

The resident guest curator is expected to research the collection with the intention of curating an exhibition and writing the exhibition catalog at the end of the residency period, after in-depth research and the submission of a curatorial concept to be approved by the ARAK Collection Curatorial Advisory Committee.


The $20, grants include

  • $5,000 for research expenses and fees.
  • $15,000 to produce the exhibition and publish the catalog.


  • Annual Curatorial Residency Fellowship in Doha is open to young and mid-career contemporary art curators.
  • Applicants should be from Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Open toAll
OrganizerARAK Collection



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