Monday, 20 June 2011

The Delfina Foundation Open call for Iranian artists in partnership with Magic of Persia and in collaboration with the V&A Museum

The Delfina Foundation has announced a new residency opportunity in London as part of its ongoing partnership with Magic of Persia (MOP).

Previously, DELFINA and MOP have joined forces to offer opportunities for artists associated with the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP). Next year, in addition to providing residencies for a few select MOP CAP artists, DELFINA and MOP are creating an opportunity for Iranian artists to apply directly to DELFINA through an open call process.

This residency offers a career-defining opportunity for an emerging to mid-career Iranian artist, aged 25 or over, to undertake an 8-week residency in London in February/March 2012 (dates to be confirmed upon selection). In a unique collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the successful applicant will be given the opportunity to create a new work, to be showcased as part of the V&A's ‘Friday Late' night event coinciding with Nowrūz (Persian New Year) on the 30 March 2012.

The ideal candidate will have a performance or site-specific, installation-based practice that could respond to the V&A's extraordinary architecture or extensive collections. Although not a requirement, there may be opportunities for collaborative work with other artists and audiences.

For more information and to download an application form, please click here.

Closing date for applications: 25th July 2011, 5pm.

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