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Funded Scholarship at Mophradat in Belgium 2019

Funded Scholarship at Mophradat in Belgium 2019

Partially Funded
Country: Belgium
City: Brussels
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Mophradat is providing a unique opportunity to conduct research in the archive of Meeting Points (spanning between 2004 to 2017). The opportunity is for a researcher interested in contemporary arts from the Arab world and curatorial models of exchange and presentation. Mophradat creates opportunities for artists from the Arab world through an inventive approach to funding, commissioning, collaborating, and gathering.

Between 2004 and 2017, Mophradat (and previously the Young Arab Theatre Fund) commissioned, produced and presented a touring arts multidisciplinary festival. Further,  for the Arab world titled Meeting Points, which had eight editions. During its life span, the festival changed the form, grew and contracted in response to changing circumstances. Also, was guest curated by Frie Leysen, Okwui Enwezor, WHW, amongst others. Much of this rich history is in need of assembling and reflection, and for this research Mophradat is looking for a graduate student, academic, emerging curator, art historian, or so interested in developing the archive of material, organizing the information, and analyzing it as part of Mophradat’s institutional history and as part of their own research interests.

Focus Areas:

  • Art.
  • Also, Art Researching.
  • Art Historian.

The researcher will get access to Mophradat’s archival materials. As well as the necessary help and contacts to pursue the line of inquiry they are in. Further, They are to devise a classification system, initiate contacts to locate missing documents, conduct the necessary interviews (when possible), and flag the most important content of the archive.


  • A daily stipend will be provided for meals and local transportation on office days.


  • Fluent written and spoken communication in English (Arabic literacy is an asset).
  • Experience in academic research and knowledge of working with archives (through their own project or previous employment).
  • Experience with contemporary artists, exhibitions and/or commissions in a gallery, studio, museum, or festival environment.
  • Proactive approach and ability to work independently.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline16 August,2019
Open toSpecific Countries



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