Open Call: Mentorship Programme

Applications are now closed.

Based on artist Fahrelnissa Zeid’s principles of education, Cultural Foundation will host a six month mentorship programme from April to September 2023. Aimed at nurturing emerging creatives, the programme will pair selected applicants with prominent artists and curators who will guide them in realising their creative vision.

Mentees will be offered one-on-one time with their mentor, as well as curatorial support and access to Cultural Foundation facilities. The mentors of the programme will be Nujoom Al Ghanem (artist), Munira Al Sayegh (curator) and Najat Makki (artist).


Application Requirements

  • Letter of intent (max. 500 words)
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself and your creative practice
  • Why are you looking for a mentorship program?
  • What are you looking for in a mentor?
  • Are there any projects/passed works that you’re interested in developing further (please include them)
  • Portfolio
  • CV.
  • Contact email and phone number
  • Five high resolution images of previous artworks
  • Short biography (max. 100 words)


For enquiries and submissions, click here.

Participants in the Mentorship Programme 2023