Alserkal Arts Foundation Research Grants are designed to support radical, innovative, and contemporary research that challenges traditional modes of practice in a variety of fields. Unbounded by geography, the grants place an emphasis on interdisciplinary proposals, comparative studies, and societal discourses that link the arts, humanities and social sciences in the context of the MEASA.
The grant seeks applications especially from those individuals and collectives that dynamically aim to disrupt conservative boundaries between conventional disciplines. Potential grant awardees can include, but are in no way limited to, multidisciplinary visual and sonic artists, architects, writers of fiction and non-fiction, independent publishers, documentary filmmakers and educators, geographers, historians, economists and social scientists. Applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing broad, intersectional and experimental approaches to research in their respective fields are preferred.
Grants for individuals: Up to US$5,000
Grants for duos/collectives: Up to US$10,000
Grants for independent publishers: Up to US$10,000
Submissions will open at 9AM (GST) on 1 October 2019 and will remain open until midnight on 31 January 2020.