Sharjah Art Foundation 2014 Production Programme: open call for artist grants

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) has announced the 2014 Production Programme open call offering grants for artists working in a range of media including sculpture, installation, time-based media, artist’s books, and performance. Up to a total of 200,000 USD is available in this application cycle.

Sean Gullette, Traitors (Khawana) (still), 2012. Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation for the 2012 Production Programme. Courtesy of the artist.

Sean Gullette, Traitors (Khawana) (still), 2012. Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation for the 2012 Production Programme. Courtesy of the artist.


Over the past decade, SAF Production Programme grants have resulted in a range of major commissions including works by Bani Abidi and CAMP, which premiered at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel. The 2012 recipients of the SAF Production Programme grants were artists Sean Gullette, Mario Rizzi, and Lindsay Seers. Since the programme launched in 2008, over 500 submissions have been received, 230 applications considered, and 28 projects selected for production.

The submission deadline for the current grant cycle is January 31, 2014 and selections will be announced in March 2014. Further details on the Production Programme and application forms are available at www.sharjahart.org.

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