'Rebooting...' digital arts residency by B’sarya in Alexandria, Egypt.

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'Rebooting...' - new digital arts residency by B’sarya

'Rebooting...' is a new residency programme for Egyptian and Dutch artists with the aim of creating new productions in the fields of music and digital arts.
1 October 2020

The programme is produced by B’sarya for Arts, an art space dedicated to the development of music and visual arts located in Alexandria, Egypt, with the support of the Dutch Embassy in Egypt. The deadline to apply is 30 October 2020.

About Rebooting...

In its digital art part, Rebooting... invites two artists, one from Egypt and one from the Netherlands, to join a four-week co-creation residency with the aim of co-creating digital artworks. The outcome of the residency will be presented to a public audience in two exhibitions in Alexandria and in the Netherlands, as well as in online platforms.

The residency will take place between November to December 2020. The exact dates will be determined according to both artists availability.* The first three weeks of the residency will be conducted in an online format (virtual residency) and in the fourth week, the Dutch artist will join the Egyptian artist in a physical format residency in B’sarya.

*COVID-19 disclosure: In the light of the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus and due to the uncertainty of travel conditions the dates of the residency are subject to change according to the availability of the participating artists, and B’sarya gallery. In case of the impossibility of implementing the residency in a physical manner only due to an indefinite travel ban, we might resort to change the residency into a virtual (online) format.

'Rebooting...' digital arts residency by B’sarya in Alexandria, Egypt.
The Egyptian Artist

Egyptian artist Aya Tarek has been selected to join the residency along with a Dutch artist. Tarek is a painter, street artist and illustrator with an exciting international portfolio of diverse art projects, feature films and art collaborations from São Paolo to Frankfurt.

B’sarya is launching a call for Dutch VFX and animation artists to join the residency with Aya Tarek. The two artists will work together collaboratively on producing digital animated new media visuals. The programme will cover accommodation, flight ticket costs, a daily allowance, and each artist will receive a stipend of € 1500. The programme also supports fostering and supporting Alexandrian emerging artists, therefore B’sarya invites the two artists to conduct an educational digital art workshop/masterclass during their residency for emerging artists.

How to apply

To apply, please fill the following online application before midnight of 30 October 2020: Rebooting... online application.

Kindly note that:

● To apply you must be of Dutch nationality.

● Applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

● Shortlisted candidates will be contacted before 2 November 2020.

● Only selected candidates will be contacted.


Find more information here. For further inquiries, please contact info@bsarya.com.