Makan welcomes applicantions to spend a residency in Bait Makan any time of the year in both Arabic and English. The dates and duration are to be decided according to the schedule and project. This residency is open for artists of all nationalities starting at 25 years of age. Important: Applications are not accepted until further notice.
Makan is an independent dynamic space for contemporary art in Amman, Jordan, created in 2003 encouraging experimentation in concepts and production. Makan cooperates with artists with an open door for new ideas and creative suggestions, it works towards creating links between the local art scene and the region as well as internationally, also building a network of artists, art operators and spaces. Makan’s events focus on social issues and taking art into the public sphere, its projects include an artist exchange and residency program, organization and participation in workshops locally and internationally, art events including exhibitions, performances, film screenings and music, as well as provide studio spaces for artists. Makan invites artists, independently or through art spaces, from anywhere in the world, whose works approach social themes, art works in public spaces of an interactive nature and are specific to the location encouraging the artists’ interaction with the local environment and its art scene. It is also important that they aim to get familiar with the city itself, and/or consider it as a base for travel in the region. Based on prior agreement, the resident may work on research, produce work, invite the public to an exhibition, open studio or talk. Other details such as date, duration and finances depend on prior agreement with the artists.
The space is comprised of a sleeping room, work space, basic kitchen and equipped with heating, hot water and wireless internet.
As well as the work space at Bait Makan, the artist has access to studio spaces in Makan, a space to meet friends, local and international visitors working in the arts.
Makan is located in Jabal Luweibdeh, a neighborhood which first came into being at the city’s center during the forties and fifties of the last century. Its stone villas and lush gardens bear witness to the architecture of that time, as well as to the cultural and economic status of its inhabitants.
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