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Residency Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Mophradat is collaborating with Rio de Janeiro’s Capacete on a residency opportunity from April 1 to June 30, 2020.


The program is for artists from the Arab world who seek to develop their practice in a professional context and create new projects reflecting their experimentation and research.

  • Applicants must have been active in the arts for at least five years and have a demonstrable exhibition or project history.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate being present in art scenes locally and/or internationally.
  • Students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must speak English.
  • Applicants must be from the Arab world.


  • One return economy airline ticket, accommodation in shared self-catering accommodation for the entire duration of the residency, a monthly stipend, visa costs, and travel insurance.
  • An opportunity to participate in all of Capacete’s programs and a suggested program of visits to exhibitions, galleries, and sites of interest in Rio de Janeiro, as well as meet with arts practitioners in the Brazilian art scene
  • Practical support, information, interpretation, and accompaniment for shorter trips, etc, provided by Capacete.
  • An opportunity to present a lecture/talk by the artist to introduce their practice to the local public.
  • Please note that there are no formal requirements regarding the output of the residency


Applications must ONLY be submitted in English by email to, and include:

  • A completed application form (including your personal information, the contact of two references and responses to three questions related to the residency project).
  • A curriculum vitae listing all educational and work experience.