Cultural Foundation Art Residency 2021 Application



Professional artists who are nationals or residents of the United Arab Emirates are welcome to apply for the six-month--long residencies. Each year, a jury selects 10 artists.


Artists in residence are offered: 

  • Dedicated studio space within Cultural Foundation
  • Access to Cultural Foundation facilities


The dates of the Art Residency are: 

  • 25 January – 20 June 2021
  • 25 June – 20 January 2022

Applicants must state in which half of the year 2021 they want to start their residency. 

Requirements for the application are: 

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, or a similar academic degree in visual arts or a relevant cultural field

  • Portfolio and relevant exhibition history
  • Five high resolution images of previous artworks
  • Short biography (max. 100 words)
  • Artist statement (max. 150 words)
  • Personal photo
  • Passport copy
  • Copy of Unified Number (UAE nationals)
  • Copy of Residency visa (Non-UAE nationals)

Please submit your documents to: