Since 2011, ArteEast has been proud to partner with The Watermill Center to support annual residencies for artists from the Middle East and North Africa.
Artists of all disciplines are invited to take up residence at The Watermill Center in 2015, and create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of performance practice. These residencies are aimed at supporting the development of new work or further development of works-in-progress.
Artists will be selected by The Watermill Center Selection Committee as well as by members of the ArteEast staff. Travel expenses for the receipients of the residency will be fully covered by ArteEast.
Past Artists-in-Residence have included performance and theater artists, filmmakers, sound designers, puppeteers, architects, composers and musicians, visual artists, dramaturgs, scholars, and authors. Recent recipients of the ArteEast-Watermill Residency Include:
2011: Abbas Akhavan (Iran)
2013: Dictaphone Group (Lebanon)
Ibrahim Queraishi (Yemen/Pakistan)
2014: Mohammed Kazem (United Arab Emirates, forthcoming in May 2014)
For more information, guidelines, and to apply through Slideroom, click here.
* Eligible artists for the ArteEast-Watermill Center Residency must be citizens and/or residents of the following countries:
Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Deadline: June 11, 2014
About The Watermill Center:
The Watermill Center is an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities completed in 2006 on the Long Island, NY site of a former Western Union communication research facility. Founded by theatre and visual artist Robert Wilson as a place for young and emerging artists to work, learn, create, and grow with each other, Watermill integrates performing arts practice with resources from the humanities, research from the sciences, and inspiration from the visual arts. Watermill is unique within the global landscape of experimental theatrical performance, and regularly convenes the brightest minds from all disciplines to do, in Wilson’s words, “what no one else is doing.” For more information on the Watermill Center, click here.