English, Arabic
May 1-31, 2017
Paid by host 

Stipend: $1,000. Production budget is available upon request only if it is relevant to the participant's project.

Paid by artist 

Travel costs.

Application guidelines 

The residency is open to cultural practitioners and artists from all countries and all ages whose practices share the concerns of the residency, provided they are able to communicate in Arabic (collective proposals will not be considered). Please submit in English or Arabic:
1. A letter of intent (max 600 words) outlining relevance of the residency to your practice and proposal for projects and possible activities during the residency answering the following questions:
- Why are you interested in this residency?
- How would your practice bene t from the theme or the participatory nature of the residency?
- Please give examples of the type of activities, works or project you would like to develop during your residency taking into consideration the engagement with the local community
2. A portfolio of selected works and projects. (Larger files can be sent through WeTransfer). Additional links can be listed in the email.
Please email your application or additional inquiries to [email protected].


Temporary Art Platform

Temporary Art Platform

BeMA's Residency / Jezzine


Temporary art platform is a curatorial platform that develops art projects relating to the public realm. It supports and encourages art practices concerned with public space, urban and social design, architecture, as well as a contextual approach to curating. This international platform based in Beirut, Lebanon and is a non-profit association registered under Lebanese law.

BeMA (the Beirut Museum of Art) spearheaded by APEAL (Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon), in collaboration with Temporary Art Platform (T.A.P) is launching an open call for its second Artists-in-Residence program as part of the museum’s outreach mission. This project falls under both associations’ interests in supporting contemporary art practices while engaging local communities across Lebanon through contextual art projects. This year’s residency will take place in Jezzine between May 1 and May 31, 2017 and will revolve around the theme of water.

Water is one of the most (ab)used elements in today’s world. The residency program will focus on the different perceptions of water and their implications. How can we think our relation to water as a fundamental resource for our survival and a basic human right? The thematic of water can be approached through its many potentials. The village of Jezzine inspired this year's theme due to its legendary waterfall but also due to the abundance of its water resources stemming from dams, rivers, lakes and streams. In addition to being a necessary resource, water in Jezzine is associated with nature and is considered an important socio-cultural element that brings people together.
The ecological developments of water throughout the world have geopolitical and economic implications and in the case of South Lebanon water has a direct correlation to political reality and stability expanding on its aesthetic and philosophical essence. “Water as matter” as well as “water as subject” have been dealt with extensively in contemporary art practices, especially within the discourse around the Anthropocene.

A public program will punctuate the residency with events and workshops addressing the theme of water in collaboration with local partners, guest-artists and speakers targeting both the resident artists and Jezzine’s community.


The artists in residence will conduct research and implement their proposals. They will assign the necessary time and depth to explore the context of Jezzine through the theme of water. Proposals must adopt a participatory approach creating an access point for the community to engage with contemporary art. One of the directions that will be explored through the residency format this year is an attempt to leave a tangible trace materializing in a collective artwork or in a community project whose seed is going to be sown by the artists and reaped by the village.

Accommodation Information 

Accommodation (food and beverage not included) in a single room with private bathroom will be provided in the village (Auberge Wehbé). A shared kitchen will be available during the residency.

Furn el Chebback
Ghaoui Street 2801 - 3801
+961 3 289 715

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