Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC) Residency Program

The new cultural center in Shaab, the ASCC is expected to open up end of this year and they’re now accepting artists for their residency program. The program is open to both Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti artists so if this interests you, check out their application website for more details [Here]

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From the website:

Accommodation and Traveling

artists are responsible for securing their accommodation throughout their residency at ASCC art studios, and booking their travel tickets.

I find this a bit strange, as these things are usually paid for by the hosting institute

Not necessarily. There are artist residencies that are fully paid, partially paid, and not paid at all by institutions.

A lot of residencies expect the artist to provide their own funding through sponsorship or governmental funding.

The artist is almost always responsible for travel in more low and middle ranking artist residencies. It is only the upper most residencies that provide travel.

So, what’s that say about this Kuwaiti artist residency? Certainly Kuwait has the money.

Again, not necessarily. It all boils down to the amount of funding the institution has.

Also, what do mean by “low ranking residencies?” I’ve been working in the art industry for over 10 years now and I never heard that term before.

All residencies have something to offer, and there’s a residency out there available for every kind of artist.

What this says about the Kuwait residency is that “let’s try it out and see how it goes.” If all goes well and the residency is successful then why not fund the next group of artists…

The website seems to be down since yesterday. Any information if it’s going to be back up and when is the cut off date for submissions? There was also no deadline mentioned on the page.


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