Darat al Funun’s artists-in-residence program was initiated to create a stimulating environment in which artists can explore new fields and generate opportunities for creative and instructional encounters. Since its inception in 1995, Darat al Funun has extended invitations to artists to work, exhibit, and conduct workshops in their given field of expertise. Many artists from the Arab world and abroad have participated in this program.
Darat al Funun has cooperated in exchange residencies programs with international institutions such as the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Program (1999-2007) and Pro Helvetia, the Arts Council of Switzerland (2004-2012).
In 2014 we started new artist exchange programs with the Fondazione Fotografia Modena in Modena, Italy, and with Nuova Icona in Venice, Italy.
SUMMER ACADEMY (1999-2003)
The intensive platform not only focused on technical skills, but immersed the participants in a setting that stimulated the entire artistic process from conception to creation.