Deadline extended - Art Residency in the heart of Cairo

Deadline extended - Art Residency in the heart of Cairo

Open Call

Sep. 23, 2018
Deadline Jan. 15, 2019
Residency, Exhibition, Curatorial Proposal
Conceptual, Curating, Design, Digital, Film, Installation, M...
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Deadline extended - Art Residency in the heart of Cairo

Now we are open call for 2019

Technology influences the way we see our lives.
Technology changes the way we connect with each other.
Technology is an instrument to make our voice heard.

How can we keep our identity whilst being open to other digital cultures? How can we balance the old analog and the new digital life?

These questions are central for the new season ( 2019) of the Out Of The Circle art residency.

The Out Of The Circle art residency is for visual and digital artists, curators and researchers, who would like to discover the contemporary Egyptian life, traditions, arts and culture. The residency is based in Mohandessin, Cairo

The residency offers a chance for the participant to first conceptualize and then realize a specific residency project. The project can be a visual art project, research as well as a workshop the residence would like to conduct.  The Out of the Circle team supports the residents in developing their projects throughout the whole length of their stay.

The resident has access to our small library. During the stay will have the residents will have the chance to discover different areas of Cairo and the vibrant cultural scene. The accommodation is located in central Cairo and well connected to Zamalek (15 minutes) and Downtown (20 minutes train ride). The Out Of The Circle team will also help the resident to establish connections with other local arts and culture organizations based on individual interest.

The residency accommodation is a two bedroom flat in Mohandessin area. The resident will have a private double room and a quiet place in the studio for working.


Please note:

•       Out Of The Circle will connect the resident with Egyptian artists and organizations

•       The resident should hold a One public presentation of their work in the Out Of The Circle Studio

•       The applicant should have a residency project. Out Of the Circle will support and assist with the project's realization.

•       Residency fee 100 $ per week.

•       Double room with air condition, shared studio, bathroom, kitchen (fridge, cooker, washing machine), weekly cleaning included


•       Pick up from airport and a welcome dinner included with Director of Out Of The Circle

•       Optional culture/history tours about Cairo with professional tour guide French/English possible

Residency length: from 2 weeks to 3 months



To apply for Out Of The Circle residency in 2018 or 2019

Kindly send us:

Your name (as stated in passport) and artist name

Nationality/Country of Residency

Your project concept. 500 words maximum. Please explain why you are interested in a residency with us.

Your Biography and CV.

Work samples: 5 to 10 photos, links on Vimeo if you are an artist. Sample of your work if you are a curator or researcher.

If you are selected for the residence, we will ask you for a copy of your passport.

Out Of The Circle is not currently offering grants, but we are happy to write you letters of recommendation.


For applying kindly send us your application to

For more details check our blog: 


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