Lebanon / Ashkalalwa Open Call: Home Workspace Program 2012-13

Ashkal Alwan is pleased to announce our open call for the second edition of Home Workspace Program, starting in October 2012 and open to Lebanese, Arab and international artists.

For HWP 2012-13, we are happy to welcome Matthias Lilienthal as Resident Professor.

Please read the open call for applications below and note that the deadline for submissions is Tuesday 28th February 2012.

Please feel free to circulate.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Ashkal Alwan Team

Open Calls|Study Programs
Open Call: Home Workspace Program 2012-13
With Resident Professor Matthias Lilienthal
Location: Ashkal Alwan – Home Workspace
Dates: Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ashkal Alwan is pleased to announce the open call for applications for the 2nd edition of Home Workspace Program:

HWP 2011-12 with Resident Professor Matthias Lilienthal.

CLICK HERE to read Matthias Lilienthal's Open Call.

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, February 28th 2012

Program Information

The HWP is an annual, interdisciplinary arts program launched by Ashkal Alwan in 2011. The program targets emerging artists, writers, thinkers and cultural practitioners who wish to develop their formal, historical, and critical skills and practice in a supportive environment in Beirut.

Each edition or class of the HWP runs for 10 months, led by a different Resident Professor (RP) each year and admitting approximately 15 participants.

Part academic, part practice-based, the curriculum consists of lectures, workshops and seminars by the RP and other leading local and international artists, writers, thinkers, filmmakers, curators, etc.

In addition to the curriculum, participants also benefit from a support-network of individuals, professionals, venues and resources around Beirut and elsewhere in Lebanon.

Participants are expected to reside in Beirut for 10 months with limited outside engagements, to participate actively in the various activities initiated by the RP and other visiting professors, and to develop and produce a project.

The HWP 2012-13 starts in October 2012.

Who We Are?

Ashkal Alwan is a platform for the creation and exchange of artistic practices. As a non-profit, the association is committed to education, production, support and circulation of creative and intellectual endeavors rooted in an engagement with civil society.

The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan was founded in 1994 by Christine Tohme (Curator), Marwan Rechmaoui (Artist), Rania Tabbara (Graphic Designer and Interior Designer), Mustapha Yamout (Cultural Events Organizer) and Leila Mroueh (Communications Director). Initially, Ashkal Alwan promoted and introduced the work of artists who have been engaged in critical art practices within the context of post-war Lebanon. The association was duly incorporated in Lebanon in compliance with the Lebanese Associations Law, and registered by the Lebanese Ministry of Interior on June 8th, 2006 under decree no. 249/ad. Ashkal Alwan continues its work through an emphasis on education.