Established in 2010, Maraya Art Centre is a three storey non-profit creative space located in Sharjah, UAE. Since its inception Maraya has offered the public an innovative curated exhibitions programme with leading Middle Eastern and international artists, multi-media facilities, video archive, art library and regular public programme of workshops and events designed by its in house team and guest curators. Maraya also has several public art park sites within its local vicinity that feature interactive projects and sculptures.
Maraya’s residency programme is designed to support emerging and mid career contemporary UAE artists and designers. Located in Sharjah, a dynamic arts hub, and recipient of the 2014 Islamic Cultural Capital Award, Maraya provides a stimulating working environment.
Working with institutions internationally Maraya will send UAE artists/designers overseas and host 3 residents per year for 1-3 months. Travel and honorarium will be covered for international residencies.
Interested applicants from the UAE only must have had either one solo show or two group shows in the last 3 years. Applicants must also be over age 21 and must specify if they would like to be considered for local or international residencies.
The following application materials are required in full and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A one page covering letter describing your reasons for apply and details of a proposed art project.A 1-2 page CV.One letter of recommendation from an arts professional.A low-res PDF portfolio with examples of your work (please send video/film via wetransfer.com).Passport copy/scan.