Call for entries: 'Art in Isolation: Creativity in the Time of COVID-19' exhibit by Washington's Middle East Institute

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Jun 2020

The Middle East Institute invites artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey and its diaspora to submit artwork for the upcoming exhibition

Chant Avedissian
Photo accompanying the Open Call for Entries shows one of the halls of Washington's Middle East Institute with work by renowned Egyptian artist Chant Avedissian (1951-2018).

Washington DC-based Middle East Institute’s (MEI) Arts and Culture Center has announced that it is accepting entries for its upcoming exhibition titled 'Art in Isolation: Creativity in the Time of COVID-19,' which will be held at MEI's gallery between 23 September 2020 and 13 January 2021.

The Institute accepts works by "emerging, mid-career, and established artists from the MENAT region (i.e. Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey) and its diaspora," the MEI reveals on its website.

"The exhibition, organised in response to the impact of the global pandemic on artists, seeks to benefit artists from the region through the sale of artwork presented. Participating artists will receive 70 percent of sales, in line with MEI’s Arts and Culture Centre’s mission to promote Middle Eastern artists."

The submission deadline is 12 July 2020, 11:59 pm EST

The artists will be notified by 24 July at the latest and the shipment of their works to Washington will take place in August.

To learn more about the exhibition criteria and how to submit the artwork, please visit the Middle East Institute: Arts and Culture Centre's website.

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