Delfina Foundation

A&P Programme for Cultural & Curatorial Practitioners

Visits and residencies for cultural and curatorial practitioners

For the month of January, Delfina Foundation has devised a programme of visits and residencies for cultural and curatorial practitioners as part of the Art & Patronage Summit: The Middle East. The A&P Programme for Cultural & Curatorial Practitioners (PCCP) is a bursary scheme, made possible by the Maryam and Edward Eisler Foundation, to provide: - Ten week-long visits during the week of the Summit to provide a platform for exchange and to initiate new relationships and international partnerships. - Four month-long residencies during the month of the Summit to enable in-depth opportunities for critical research, engagement and professional development. Individuals who are working at the forefront of arts and culture throughout, and/or in relation to, the Summit’s broad regional focus have been selected through a nomination process. The Summit’s Curatorial Committee selected ten practitioners for the week-long visits, and, in turn, that group nominated individuals to be selected for month-long residencies. The PCCP recipients of week-long visits are: Bassam el Baroni, Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum (Egypt) Omar Berrada, Dar al Mamun (Morocco) Banu Cennetoglu, Bas (Turkey) Khaled Hourani, International Art Academy of Palestine (Palestine) Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Independent writer and critic (Lebanon/USA) Samar Martha, Art School Palestine (West Bank) Zeynep Oz, SPOT (Turkey) Rijin Sahakian, Echo (Jordan/Iraq) Murtaza Vali, freelance curator/writer (USA/Sharjah) The month-long residents are: Barrak Alzaid (USA/Kuwait) Kristine Khouri (Lebanon/USA) Ozge Ersoy (Turkey) Wafa Gabsi (Tunisia)