Funding Opportunity: Publishing Grant 2023 by Sharjah Art Foundation

About the Organization

Located in Sharjah’s historic Art and Heritage Areas, Sharjah Art Foundation activities and events take place throughout the year and include exhibitions featuring the work of Arab and international artists, performances, music, film screenings and artist talks as well as extensive art education programmes for children, adults and families. The Foundation hosts the annual March Meeting and every two years presents the Sharjah Biennial.

About the Grant

The Publishing Grant invites project proposals from cultural producers such as: art and culture scholars, translators, writers, editors, independent publishers and publishing houses, collectives and non-profit institutions. We seek projects that contribute to the production of original ideas and critical thinking and that pursue an experimental and innovative approach to publishing.

Sharjah Art Foundation will provide a total of 30,000 USD to multiple grantees to support projects that stand out for their intellectual, graphic and material qualities. The requested grant amount per project must not exceed 15,000 USD.

Criteria for Evaluation

  • Feasibility: realistic goals and timeline are imperative. The project must be completed in time for launch at the 2024 edition of Focal Point, Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual art book fair.
  • Content: we encourage a research-based and/or experimental approach to a variety of art-related topics and formats, including, but not limited to, artist zines, comics, graphic novels, publication reprints, critical texts, artist writings and narrative.
  • Impact: we value a project’s potential to offer new understandings of publishing practices outside of mainstream publishing; projects that are non-commercial and independent or that serve as catalysts for expanding research on an understudied topic or that promote diversity of thought, authorship and radical forms of public engagement.
  • Capacity: applicants should be able to demonstrate existing knowledge and ability to carry out the project successfully through access to necessary resources outside of the grant request.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through this link.

  • Deadline for application is 11:59 pm UAE local time (GMT +4), Sunday, 30 July 2023. Submissions after the deadline will not be considered.

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