The Cultural Foundation Art Residency

The Cultural Foundation offers a comprehensive Art Residency programme to support and advance professional artists. Within the contemporary art house in Al Hosn, at the heart of Abu Dhabi, artists benefit from dedicated studio spaces and resources. The Cultural Foundation Art Residency enables these mainly UAE-based artists to produce and exhibit work with unparalleled visibility and endorsement.

Art Residency
Art Residency

Open Call

1 September - 31 October 2019

Professional artists who are nationals or residents of the UAE are welcome to apply for the residencies, which are either three or six months in length. A jury will choose six to eight artists per year for the programme.

Artists in residence are offered:

  • Dedicated studio space within the Cultural Foundation
  • A financial grant
  • Access to Cultural Foundation facilities

The residencies start from January 2020. Applicants must state in which quarter they wish to start and the residency duration of either three or six months.

Requirements for the application:

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree, or a similar academic degree in visual arts or a relevant cultural field
  • Portfolio and relevant exhibition history

Please submit your documents to: