Deadline: 21 June 2012
Edge of Arabia and Dar al-Ma’mûn are launching a new partnership involving artist residencies and translation projects. The first steps in this collaboration are a residency at Dar al-Ma’mûn for Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem, as well as an Arabic edition of Henry Hemming’s monograph on his work, published in English by Edge of Arabia in 2011.
Edge of Arabia and Dar al-Ma’mûn invite translators working from English into Arabic, to apply for a month-long residency at Dar al-Ma’mûn in order to translate the monograph, Abdulnasser Gharem - Art of Survival.
GENRE OF THE TEXT: biography of Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem and commentary on his work. More information at http://edgeofarabia.com/publications/abdulnasser-gharem
SIZE OF THE TEXT: 22,000 words
CONDITIONS OF STAY: the selected translator will benefit from a return flight to Marrakech, single accommodation on site, meals included, a well-stocked and staffed library, and a US $ 2,800 stipend.
The translator will have an opportunity to converse with both the artist and the author of the monograph during his or her residency.
The translator is expected to finish the translation by the end of his stay at Dar al-Ma’mûn, and to remain available after the residency period for revisions to the Arabic text.
The application should consist of:
- A curriculum vitae
- A translation into Arabic of the text below, “Flora & Fauna”, excerpted from Abdulnasser Gharem – Art of Survival
- An indication of the translator’s earliest availability for a month-long residency in Marrakech, knowing that the residency should start no later than September 1st, 2012.
The applicant’s CV should list publications as well as previous translation work. Previous experience in writing or translating art criticism is appreciated, though by no means required.
Applications should be sent no later than June 21st, to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful applicant will be notified by July 1st.
Dar al-Ma’mûn is an international residency center for visual artists and literary translators located in the Ourika Valley 9 Miles from the city of Marrakech, in Morocco.
Dar al-Ma’mûn is a non-profit platform for art and knowledge production, which aims at encouraging mobility and intercultural exchange. On top of its residency programs, it offers year-round cultural programming, a free library, as well as educational activities for children and adults from the neighboring area.
Edge of Arabia is an independent arts initiative developing the appreciation of contemporary Arab art and culture with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. As a social enterprise Edge of Arabia is committed to reaching new audiences and improving understanding through a variety of platforms including exhibitions, publications and education programs targeting schools & universities.
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Call for Applications: Dar al-Ma’mûn - Edge of Arabia Translation Residency in Marrakech ($2,800 stipend, return flight, accommodations)
02 June 2012Call for Applications: Dar al-Ma’mûn - Edge of Arabia Translation Residency in Marrakech ($2,800 stipend, return flight, accommodations)