at the lab - Open Call
Projects at The Lab
Applications are now closed.

Darat al Funun is now accepting applications from creative practitioners for its 2020 program at The Lab. The Lab offers a space for creatives from all disciplines (including artists, curators, architects, performers, filmmakers and designers) to experiment, develop their own practice, and cultivate new ideas.

We are especially looking for projects espousing collaborative, participatory and socially engaged practices, whether through site-specific interventions, performances, workshops, talks or otherwise. We give preference to proposals that engage the community, promote social dialogue and advance critical discourses.

Please e-mail your application in English or Arabic to, and include the following items:

1. Your name/address/contact details (if you are a group, please identify the main contact person).

2. A short bio (250 words).

3. A detailed description of your proposal (500-1000 words; please include images and sketches where applicable).

4. Portfolio showing most recent work (where applicable).

5. A production plan outline, estimated budget, and timeline. We try to accommodate requests for specific periods. But, as we receive many applications, it helps if you are flexible. Please specify your preferred period(s), as well as any times you are unavailable for the year starting February 2020. Our only expectation is that projects run for 4-6 weeks. We will discuss all this with you in more detail if your project is chosen.

*While we accept international proposals, we do not cover travel expenses or insurance, although we are at times able to offer accommodation in one of our residency flats.

Applications are now closed.