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The Musrara International Residency Program - Call for Proposals 2017

Musrara, the Naggar School of Art in Jerusalem would like to invite interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary artists interested in the Musrara International Residency Program to submit their applications.

The program will select three artists from Israel and abroad for a month-long residency in Musrara, a neighborhood located on a social, economic and political border, in order to create a work that will be presented at the Musrara Mix Festival, an international multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place annually in the neighborhood.

The program invites artists from different disciplines (video art, music, new media, installation, etc.), who are interested in connecting with the neighborhood, and with Jerusalem, and who are interested in creative research that connects art, society, and technology.


Application requirements:
Application Form
Portfolio via PDF
Project Proposal

We are seeking proposals for projects that fit the main theme of the Musrara Mix Festival.

The Musrara Mix Festival is an international multidisciplinary event that takes place in the borderline neighborhood of Musrara, now continuing into its seventeenth year, initiated and produced by the Naggar School of Art, Musrara. The festival is a hub of artistic and social happenings, embodying the political and cultural essence of Jerusalem in particular and of Israel in general, while focusing on one central theme each year. This year's there is "East and West - A Hybrid World". We would like to support proposals related to the theme of "East and West" with an emphasis on the varied and hybrid voices that range along the cultural spectrum between them, advanced technology and shamanism, reciprocal cultural influences, hybrids, and combinations that convey an experience of the hybrid situation: a liminal situation which creates combined structures, and which aim towards a multi-layered world culture and a new multi-cultural worldview.

Three artists will be selected for the program.

The program duration is one month, during the period between December 2016 and April 2017.
Program participants will receive professional accompaniment and technical support in accordance with the proposed project.

Participants will receive a budget that includes:
Artist's stipend
Budget for materials, equipment and production costs
Musrara facilities and services (Interaction Laboratory, dark rooms, recording studios, photography studios(

The participants must commit to the following:
A minimum stay of three days a week in the Musrara neighborhood
Presentation of the work created during the residency at Musrara Mix Festival
Providing a lecture or workshop for Musrara School students
Accrediting the Musrara program and its supporters in all future presentations of the work

Link to application (Please attach documents in PDF form.)

For further questions or inquiries, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for applications: October 31, 2016

This program has been made possible thanks to the support of the National Lottery Association, Council for Culture and Arts.

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