English, Arabic
4-6 weeks
Paid by host 

Darat al Funun-The Khalid Shoman Foundation offers a 2017-18 dissertation fellowship. The fellowship was established in 2011 to encourage research on modern and contemporary art of the Arab world.  The fellowship provides financial support of up to ten thousand US dollars to Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. One to two fellowships will be granted each year. The fellowship duration must range from 4-6 months of residency at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan.

Paid by artist 

Artists are resonsible for their travel costs, accommodation and other expenses.

Application guidelines 

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

  • Your name/address/contact details (if a group, please identify the main contact person).
  • Clear description of your proposal (approximately 500-1,000 words; you can add sketches and/or images if needed).
  • A production plan outline, estimated budget, and timeline. We will assist with any installation and de-installation, and you may use available equipment and materials. We will discuss this with you in more detail if your project is chosen. Our only expectation is that projects run for 4-6 weeks.
  • Please also mention your background and motivation.

Darat Al Funun

Darat Al Funun

Khalid Shoman Foundation


Darat al Funun, a home for the arts, aims to provide a platform for the visual arts from the Arab world, to nature creativity and critical discourse, and to reveal the dynamism of contemporary ideas and art practices. The Lab at Darat al Funun is an experimental space encouraging creative exploration by artists and facilitators from various disciplines. They are now accepting proposals to work, produce, or curate innovative projects and/or organize a series of talks, workshops, or film screenings. They are looking to work closely with participants to realize projects with an interactive element that go beyond the exhibition format to engage the public. This call is open to artists, filmmakers, designers, architects, performers, curators, and all creative minds.


Talks, workshops, and film screenings.

Technical Information 

Exhibition space and the supporting for installation/ de-installation and equipment & materials are provided.


Overlooking the heart of Amman, Darat al Funun is housed in three historical residencies built in the 1920's alongside the remains of a 6th century Byzantine church. In the southern gardens of Darat al Funun lie the ruins of a sixth-century Byzantine church and an old cave. The main building, influenced by Venetian style, is representative of the Mediterranean architecture that was in fashion in cities such as Beirut, Haifa, and Jaffa in the 1920’s. The blue house was built by workers from Jordan’s Circassian community, and was named after the color of its porch, doors, and wrought iron window bars. 

13, Nadeem al Mallah st.
Jabal al-Lweibdeh
P.O.Box 5223,
Amman 11183
962 6 4643251 / 2
+962 6 643253

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