Open Call for a Publishing Grant from Sharjah Art Foundation

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Sharjah Art Foundation has an open call inviting artists, writers, collectives and independent publishing houses working with art publications and printed matter to apply for the inaugural FOCAL POINT Publishing Grant.

FOCAL POINT is Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual art book fair which features regional and international artists and publishers, participating either by invitation or through an open call. The fair, which also includes talks, screenings, book launches, open studios and workshops, was launched in November 2018. The second edition is scheduled to take place between November 14 and 16 this year.

The deadline for the publishing grant is June 8, 2019. The application form can be found here.

Encompassing both emerging and established individuals and publishing initiatives, the award will provide full or partial (e.g. initiating, completing or launching) support for individual book and print projects and/or independent set-ups that demonstrate a long-term plan for publishing books and other printed matter. 

A total of $30,000 will be awarded to two or more grantees. Applicants should submit a grant application and an overview of the project for which they seek support. Projects will be assessed on the conceptual framework and originality. The artistic approach, format and content are open.