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Divinations: the art of remembering the future

Divinations: the art of remembering the future

DEADLINE:30 July 2020

For its project Divinations: the art of remembering the future, the A.M. Qattan Foundation invites proposals for an imagining of the future of Palestine, and the possibilities and potentials the Palestinian experience can offer to all humans, while relying on the predictions of new cultural values and aesthetics.

The organizers seek, additionally, to question the role of culture in forming the future, based on current cultural trends of the deprivations of the political conditions and the normalisation of violent practices of control and conservatism.


  • Artists, intellectuals, academics, curators, art historians and critics, especially those who have participated in past editions of the Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA).
  • The project especially welcomes proposals that are investigative in nature and contain explicating questions on the axiological future of culture and the visual arts, and the direction and method of cultural work, including working collaboratively and towards a desired togetherness.
  • Proposals are also welcome from applicants who intend to work in art spaces and in collaboration with initiatives across Palestine, or in direct conversations with non-artists.


A conference is planned for the last quarter of 2021 and is expected to synthesise the experiences and outcomes of a number of selected interventions within the Divinations: The Art of Remembering the Future project.