Art Jameel Research Grant Mapping the Arts in KSA

The Art Jameel Foundation

Relevent Country: Saudi Arabia

Type of work: Research and Survey

The Art Jameel Foundation has launched its Research grant to deepen understanding of modern art, its exhibition histories, and artist networks in Saudi Arabia and the wider region.

Art Jameel is supporting a grantee whose areas of inquiry delve into the following topics, including (but not limited to):

Exhibition Histories in Saudi Arabia (1940-2000)

Artist Networks in Saudi and the wider Gulf (1940-2000)

Art Education in Saudi and/or the Gulf (1940-2000)


Through this grant, Art Jameel aims to support researchers in the field to conduct original research into one or more of the above mentioned topics, through the following:

  • Resources/ expenses of up to 25,000 SAR for research travel to access archives, collections, libraries, conduct interviews, etc.
  • Support, where possible, in contacting relevant individuals and or institutions for interviews and meetings.

Required Outcomes and Responsibilities

  • Research project outcomes to be completed within 12 months of the grant’s start date (must include a research paper of at least 6,000 words, and could also include a lecture series, digital database, collected bibliography, website, etc.).
  • Updates on research to be shared quarterly with the Art Jameel team during the grant period
  • Research outcomes may input into exhibitions and wider programming at Art Jameel
  • At least one research trip to be conducted in KSA.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Education: MA/MFA, PhD (or equivalent qualifications or research experience).
  • Experience: Demonstrated experience in research, exhibitions, or publishing on the related topics.