Paid Residency Opportunity for Arab Researchers in Belgium from Mophradat 2019

International non-governmental organization Mophradat
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Paid Residency Opportunity for Arab Researchers in Belgium from Mophradat 2019

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Mophradat is providing a unique residency opportunity to conduct research in the archive of Meeting Points in Brussels, Belgium. The opportunity is for a researcher interested in contemporary arts from the Arab world and curatorial models of exchange and presentation.


Between 2004 and 2017, Mophradat commissioned produced and presented a touring arts multidisciplinary festival for the Arab world titled Meeting Points, which had eight editions. During its life span, the festival changed the form, grew and contracted in response to changing circumstances, and was guest curated by Frie Leysen, Okwui Enwezor, WHW, amongst others. Much of this rich history is in need of assembling and reflection, and for this research Mophradat is looking for a graduate student, academic, emerging curator, art historian, or so interested in developing the archive of material, organizing the information, and analyzing it as part of Mophradat’s institutional history and as part of their own research interests. The program will be from 2-3 months.

About The Position:

The selected researcher will be given access to Mophradat’s archival materials, as well as the necessary help and contacts to pursue the line of inquiry they are interested in. They are expected to devise a classification system, initiate contacts to locate missing documents, conduct the necessary interviews (when possible), and flag the most important content of the archive.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Fluent written and spoken communication in English (Arabic literacy is an asset).
  • Experience in academic research and knowledge of working with archives (through their own project or previous employment).
  • Experience with contemporary artists, exhibitions and/or commissions in a gallery, studio, museum, or festival environment.
  • Proactive approach and ability to work independently.


A daily stipend will be provided for meals and local transportation on office days.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Research, Writing

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students, Young Professionals, Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Accommodation, Food, Participation fees, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
CV, Cover Letter

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
Required Languages
Arabic, English
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Mophradat is a Belgian association and its office is in Brussels. It was founded in 2004 as the Young Arab... More details