8 March 2019

Opportunity Description

Ashkal Alwan announces an open call for applications to participate in the 9th edition of the Home Workspace Program (HWP), taking place in Beirut from October 7, 2019 through July 20, 2020.

HWP is a 10-month study program that enrolls 10-15 fellows per year. The program is open to artists aiming to develop their formal, theoretical, and critical skills in dialogue with fellow artists, scholars, writers, thinkers, and others. Each fellow is granted a merit-based scholarship and a shared studio space. Some of the program’s lectures, seminars, and workshops are open free of charge to non-enrolled participants.

The 2019-20 program consists of three primary modes of inquiry; the Preface, the workshops, and seminars with ongoing mentorship provided by the Advisors. Invited guests this year include Sophia Al Maria, Kader Attia, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Nesrine Khodr, Frank Leibovici, Sandra Noeth, Walid Raad, Yasmine Eid Sabbagh, and Walid Sadek among others.

Haig Aivazian, Daniel Genadry and Joe Namy are this year’s Advisors.

How to Apply

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Fellows are selected through an open call for applications. Candidates are considered on the merit of their previous work and their proposed projects for 2019-2020 in Beirut. An Admissions Committee selects an initial shortlist of candidates for interviews. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a Skype interview on short notice.

All applicants should receive an email confirming receipt of their applications. If you have not heard from us within a week of sending your application, please get in touch.


All artists are eligible, regardless of age and nationality.
With the exception of participants in HWP 2013-14, former fellows are not eligible to reapply.

Applicants should:

  • have completed an undergraduate arts-related degree, or have equivalent experience;
  • be able to commit full-time to HWP’s assigned schedule. External engagements must be kept at an absolute minimum and should not interfere with the fellows commitment to the program.

Please note that:

  • while applicants from Lebanon and the Arab region are especially encouraged to apply, HWP is open to applicants from all nationalities.
  • due to the international scope of HWP’s professors and fellows, the program’s language is English. If necessary, fellows are advised to take an English language course prior to the start of/ or during the program.
  • collectives and collaborating artists should submit separate applications, and will be considered independently from one another.

For questions or assistance, feel free to contact:

Email: hwp@ashkalalwan.org

Tel. +961 1 423879