Arts Collaboratory

OPEN CALL: The Gift Exhibition & Silent Auction

Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art

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Application Deadline: Wednesday 4 November 2015

Notification of selected artists: Monday 9 November 2015

Exhibition Period: December 2015

About Al Ma’mal

Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art is a non-profit organisation founded to promote, instigate disseminate and create art. Founded in 1997, Al-Ma’mal serves as an advocate for contemporary art and a catalyst for the realization of art projects in Jerusalem, inviting Palestinian and international artists to the city to develop, produce and present their work to the public.

About The Gift

The Gift is a fundraising exhibition and silent auction, marking the celebratory holiday season by promoting Palestinian art and cultural events in Jerusalem. The Gift is a group exhibition presenting artwork by prominent and emerging Palestinian artists at Al Ma’mal in December 2015, inviting the public to view and purchase unique pieces through a silent auction. The Gift provides Palestinian artists the opportunity to showcase and sell their work locally and internationally and establish a lasting relationship withprospects for future collaborations with Al Ma’mal.

How to Apply

Artists interested in participating must send the following documents to be considered:

- Resume (must include: full name / permanent address/ date of birth / city of birth / telephone / e-mail address
- Artist Statement (describing your practice, concepts, methods, max. 500 words
- Portfolio of works (up to 20 examples of your work done in the last 2 years with clearly labeled images, including title of work, date executed, media and dimensions)
- Suggested artworks for The Gift (clearly labeled images, description of up to 100 words per piece, suggested price)

*You may suggest as many artworks as you wish, of varying medium and size, but only selected items will be chosen. All suggested artworks for the exhibition should be completed and ready for display. This exhibition will not cover any production costs. Please note that the suggested prices are merely indicators while final prices will be negotiated with the artist and altered to suit the exhibition. Please note that this is a fundraising event, of which 30% of selling price for each artwork will go to support the Foundation.

Please send completed applications electronically with a subject line “The Gift 2015” by no later than midnight, 4 November 2015, to:

It is preferable that all documents are enclosed in one PDF document.

For further inquiries, please contact us
Al-Jawalida St., New Gate
P.O. Box 14644, Jerusalem 91145
T: +972-2-628-3457
F: +972-2-627-2312

Opening hours
Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm


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