HWP |2016-17 |About|2015-16|2014-15|2013-14|2012-13|2011-12|
Current members of the Curriculum Committee are Tony Chakar, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Iman Issa, Joe Namy, Zeynep Oz, Walid Raad, and Christine Tohme. Previous members have included Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Rabah, Gregory Sholette and others.
أعضاء «لجنة المنهاج» هذا العام هم طوني شكر وناتاشا صدر حقيقيان وإيمان عيسى وجو نعمه وزينب أوز ووليد رعد وكريستين طعمه. أعضاء اللجنة السابقون هم جوانا حاجي-توما وخليل رباح وغريغوري شوليت ولينا مجدلاني.
HWP 2015-16 (current edition) led by Resident Professors Ghassan Salhab, Sandra Noeth, Minerva Cuevas, and Raqs Media Collective.
HWP 2014-15 led by Resident Professors Kader Attia, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Walid Raad, Khalil Rabah, Lina Saneh, Gregory Sholette, and WHW.
HWP 2013-14 led by Resident Professors Jalal Toufic & Anton Vidokle.
HWP 2012-13 led by Resident Professor Matthias Lilienthal.
HWP 2011-12 led by Resident Professor Emily Jacir.
The library is open Monday to Friday, 10 am – 6:30 pm. Workspaces are open Monday to Friday, 8 am – 10 pm, and Saturdays upon request. The space is closed on Sundays and during holidays.
Ashkal Alwan grants priority access to HWP fellows for use of workspaces and other amenities, and fellows coordinate their requests with the administration in advance.
تفتح المكتبة أبوابها أيام الاثنين إلى الجمعة، من الساعة ١٠ص وحتى ٦:٣٠م. مساحات العمل مفتوحة أيام الاثنين إلى الجمعة، من الساعة ٨ص وحتى ١٠م، كما تفتح أبوابها أيام السبت بطلب مسبق. العطلة أيام الآحاد والعطلات الرسمية.
للملتحقين بـ«برنامج فضاء أشغال داخلية» أولوية استخدام مساحات العمل وغيرها من المرافق، وذلك بالتنسيق مع الإدارة.
Applications are open to international candidates; and applicants from Lebanon and the Arab world are especially encouraged to apply. There is no age limit, as long as you are above 18 years old. You must be an artist (in any discipline) or other cultural practitioner with a demonstrable interest and experience in your field of practice (refer to the ADMISSIONS section for more information):
-Former applicants are welcome to apply again. -Former applicants who were selected but did not attend are welcome to apply again. -Former participants of HWP 2013-14 are welcome to apply again. -Former enrolled participants in HWP 2011-12, HWP 2012-13 and HWP 2014-15 are not eligible to re-apply.
Can I apply if I have don’t have an arts degree?
We strongly prefer applicants to have completed formal undergraduate training in arts or arts-related studies. However, the admissions committee may consider demonstrable experience in the arts or in arts-related fields in lieu of formal training if deemed appropriate, and may also consider a broader background in non arts-related studies/practices if deemed relevant.
What happens after I submit my application?
After submissions, the admissions committee will review applications and select a shortlist of candidates in March. This shortlist will be discussed and candidates may be contacted, at only a day or two’s notice, for an interview via Skype (or in person if you live in Beirut). Therefore, please ensure that you have access to email, phone, and Skype around this time.
Final decisions regarding successful applicants are made by May, and you will be contacted by email to inform you of the results. Your application will have gone one of three ways: you were either accepted for admissions, or added to a waiting list, or your application was not successful. We regret that we cannot give detailed feedback on your application.
If my application was unsuccessful, or if I didn’t apply at all, can I still participate in the HWP?
The HWP includes a number of lectures that are open to the public, and selected seminars or workshops that you can attend even if you are not enrolled. All other activities are for enrolled fellows only.
What happens if I am accepted for admission?
Admitted candidates are required to confirm their arrangements and participation, and send the required documents, within one month of their notification. If they are unable to confirm their attendance within this timeframe, other candidates from the waiting list will be contacted. Once they do confirm, candidates are kindly asked to be aware that dropping out beyond this point could mean taking the place of other deserving and more available candidates.
What about if I were put on the waiting list?
If you are on the waiting list, we may contact you at any point should a place become available.
What if I’m admitted and confirm after one month, but something comes up so I have to cancel my arrangements?
We kindly request that you avoid such a situation whenever possible: If you have any concerns, difficulties, conflicting engagements, or unforeseen circumstances before or after you confirm your attendance, please inform us immediately so we can try to work around it, or select another candidate from the waiting list if necessary.
If I am accepted but cannot attend for unexpected reasons, can I defer my participation to the next year?
No. Due to the particular context of each edition, an applicant is accepted only for the edition which they have applied to, and have to re-apply for consideration in future editions.
How much should I expect to pay for the HWP?
Each year, HWP raises its funds from various funding institutions and private donors in order to provide a free tuition to all fellows. However, free tuition does not include accommodation and living expenses, or project/production costs – fellows are expected to raise these funds from other sources.
How much should I estimate for accommodation and living costs?
Rent for a furnished room in a shared flat can cost from $350-500/month, shared utilities $20-50/month, and living expenses about $20-30/day. It is recommended to estimate about $1000/month for accommodation and living expenses.
Does the HWP offer financial aid?
Please refer to the TUITION & FINANCIAL AID section of the open call.
Once admitted, and upon request, HWP can provide you with an invitation letter to support your funding applications.
Does the HWP 2017-18 provide fellows with a personal production budget?
No. While participants are expected to carry out personal research and project(s) within the context of HWP, budgets for production should be sought out from external sources.
What kind of commitment (time / schedule) is expected from fellows?
Fellows are expected to be fully available to follow the assigned schedule, and avoid planning conflicting outside engagements, and allow for flexibility in their schedules as the curriculum demands.
For the HWP 2017-18, fellows can expect a schedule of 2-3 half days and 1-2 evenings a week, with the exception of the Preface, which will follow a daily intensive schedule in the first 3 weeks of the program.
Does the HWP help participants with locating/finding accommodation in Beirut?
HWP will endeavor to direct fellows to links and leads on available accommodation in Beirut within its network whenever possible. Fellows are highly encouraged to arrange their own accommodation and carry out their research independently.
What about studio spaces, working facilities, equipment?
The HWP is housed in Ashkal Alwan’s multidisciplinary space in Jisr al Wati, Beirut, which includes work and presentation spaces, library, video and sound editing suites, and coffee shop. The space is shared by HWP and Ashkal Alwan’s other platforms, and amenities are accessible for use by local and visiting artists, collectives, researchers and students.
Fellows may request a studio space whenever their work requires, and may also request equipment for use on the premises.
While HWP participants have priority in using workspaces, equipment and other amenities, they should coordinate their requests in advance with the administration.
The space is open to HWP participants for studio work Monday to Friday, 8 am – 10 pm, and Saturdays upon request. The space closes on Sundays and during holidays.
Will my work be exhibited in Beirut?
Exhibitions of fellows’ work are not part of the HWP curriculum. The HWP allows opportunities for informal public presentations within the context of the curriculum, such as through open studios.
Is the HWP a residency program?
No. The HWP is a non-degree-granting, arts study program on the level of graduate studies. The program offers artists and cultural practitioners a discursive program and feedback on their work, and time, space and resources to develop their practice.
Is the HWP an accredited academic program?
While the HWP may engage academic concerns and discourses, it remains an independent program outside formal academic and accreditation structures. Upon request, HWP issues certificates to fellows acknowledging their participation.
What languages are used in the HWP?
Due to the international framework of HWP, the working language is English. Fellows may be advised to take an English language course prior to the start of the program or later on – if deemed necessary.
What about visa arrangements?
Ashkal Alwan will endeavor to arrange a one-year volunteer residency permit in Lebanon for all non-Lebanese fellows (if applicable). However, fellows should be prepared that the process for these permits is subject to the approval of the GSO (General Security Office) in Lebanon, and Ashkal Alwan is not responsible for any denied visas or permits.
HWP was initially developed to explore free, trans-disciplinary, critical models of arts education in Lebanon and the Arab region where education is mostly privatized. Moreover, it aims to include a wide range of practitioners and guest teachers, all the while addressing geopolitical particularities, and existing conditions in art and the educational landscape.
أطلق «برنامج فضاء أشغال داخلية» لاستكشاف أنماطاً حرّة، لا تتقيد بالحقل المعرفي، وذات حس نقدي من تعليم الفنون في لبنان والعالم العربي، حيث يسود التعليم الخاص، وحيث يتطلّع الفنانون الناشئون إلى السفر للخارج طلباً للدراسات العليا، إذا ما استطاعوا لها سبيلاً. يضم البرنامج طيفاً عريضاً من الممارسين والأساتذة الزائرين، ويسعى لمعالجة خصوصية الوضع الجيوسياسي، والمحدّدات الراهنة المحيطة بالفنون وبالتعليم اليوم.
Upcoming Elsewhere & Around
بمشاركة: رانية إسطفان إنجي إڤينر وفرانسيس آليس ولورنس أبو حمدان وعبّاس أخاڤان ومروة أرسانيوس وميرين أرسانيوس وتاشيكي أوكادا ويوري باتيسون وكاتيا باريت وديانا بالدون ولوني ڤان برومِلن وأحمد بدري وبرلين ونِلماري دو بريز وفرقة بليتز المسرحية وماثيو بول وأماندا بيتش وآنا تيشييرا بينتو وعلي تابتيك وبالين تان ولمياء جريج وضحى حسن ومروان حمدان ومنال خضر وإلياس خوري ومجموعة الدكتافون وبِن راسل وخليل رباح ومروان رشماوي وبريان ويليام روجرز وباتريشيا ريد وغسّان زرد ومحمد سالمي وتمارا السامرائي وستيفاني سعاده ريجين سحاكيان ورشا السلطي وجايس سلّوم وليلى سليمان ووضّاح شرارة وعلي شرّي وبسمة الشريف وطوني شكر وفرق شِلفتش المسرحية ونهلة الشهّال ووليد صادق وخالد صاغية وناتاشا صدر حقيقيان ومنيرة الصلح وكارين ضومط وياسمين دوبوا ضيائي وجنى طرابلسي ودارا نوفل عبدالله وصبا عناب وهشام عوض وروجيه عوطه وأحمد غصين ورود غيلينز وعمر فاخوري ومارلين مونتيرو فرايتاس وسامر فرنجيّة وغيدة فرنجيّة وأنطون ڤيدوكل ولين قديح ومارتي كاليالا وليوناردو كريمونيني وسونا كفادار وأمير رضا كوهستاني وب. س. جنجو كيم وفِدريكو ليون ولينا مجدلاني وإيمان مرسال وربيع مروّة وخالد ملص وفرقة مِهر المسرحية ونعيم مهيمن وأرجونا نويمان وسام هاردي ولين هاشم وزيبرن دي هان وهيثم الورداني وبشرى ويزغن وكايلِن ويلسْن-غولدي وزان ياماشيتا.
With Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Abbas Akhavan, Francis Alÿs, Marwa Arsanios, Mirene Arsanios, Hicham Awad, Ahmed Badry, Diana Baldon, Katia Barrett, Amanda Beech, Berlin, Claire Bishop, Blitztheatregroup, Christian Chachati, Nahla Chahal, Tony Chakar, Waddah Charara, chelfitsch Theatre Company, Ali Cherri, Leonardo Cremonini, Siebren de Haan, Dictaphone Group, Carine Doumit, Yasmine Dubois Ziai, Inci Eviner, Omar Fakhoury, Ghida Frangieh, Samer Frangie, Ahmad Ghossein, Ruud Gielens, Marwan Hamdan, Sam Hardy, Leen Hashem, Saba Innab, Lamia Joreige, Suna Kafadar, Martti Kalliala, Toufic Kerbage, Manal Khader, Elias Khoury, ps Jinjoo Kim, Amir Reza Koohestani, Lynn Kodeih, Federico León, Khaled Malas, Lina Majdalanie, Mehr Theatre Group, Iman Mersal, Naeem Mohaiemen, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Sari Moustapha, Rabih Mroué, Ayman Nahle, Dara Nawfal Abdallah, Arjuna Neuman, Toshiki Okada, Bouchra Ouizguen, Roger Outa, Yuri Pattison, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Matthew Poole, Nelmarie du Preez, Khalil Rabah, Marwan Rechmaoui, Patricia Reed, Brian William Rogers, Ben Russell, Stéphanie Saadé, Walid Sadek, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Aykan Safoğlu, Khaled Saghieh, Rijin Sahakian, Mohammad Salemy, Jayce Salloum, Rasha Salti, Tamara Al Samerraei, Basma Al Sharif, Mounira Al Solh, Laila Soliman, Rania Stephan, Pelin Tan, Ali Taptik, Jana Traboulsi, Lonnie van Brummelen, Anton Vidokle, Haytham El-Wardany, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Zan Yamashita, Akram Zaatari, Ghassan Zard.