Open Call – Soil Futures Residency Exchange, Arts Catalyst, RIWAQ, Sakiya, Vessel Art Project

Posted on: 01/08/2022

An exciting opportunity for UK artists to undertake a 6 week residency at Sakiya – Art / Science / Agriculture in Ein Qiniya, Palestine.

Dates: 6-week residency between October – December 2022 (exact dates to be agreed)

Soil Futures is a network and project that explores the ground between us.

Find out more about Soil Futures.

This opportunity is for artists who are active in the field of agro-ecology and environmental practices to delve into rural contexts in Palestine and to work closely with organisations that operate at the intersection of disciplines while being responsive to their regional ecologies. 

We are particularly interested in practices that speak to some aspect of ecology, climate, economy, science or technology inherent to the locality where the residency takes place. 

The artistic output can have an online or offline public manifestation in the form of an event or artwork – such as a performance, workshop, informal gathering, meal, walk, sound work, radio broadcast, screening, etc.

There is no expectation or ambition to develop an exhibition at the end of the residency, rather we are interested in applications centred around artistic methodologies that support exchanging, collaborating, and practising ecologically. 

Residencies will also take place for Palestine based artists at Vessel Art Project, Puglia, and Italian artists at RIWAQ, al Bireh, Palestine

Support and fees include:

  • Artist fee: £1,500
  • Return flights between UK-Palestine (Tel Aviv airport) & practical support for travel 
  • Production budget: £1,000 
  • Per diem: £1,100 (food and daily expenses)
  • Free accommodation for 6 weeks
  • Plus 1-2-1 mentoring support, translation support and a range of other benefits.


Applicants should have presented previous projects publicly and have an ongoing practice and be resident in the UK.

We encourage people who are currently underrepresented in the visual arts sector to apply, including those of Black, Asian or minority ethnic heritage, those who have faced socio-economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQI+.

Deadline: Monday 29th August 2022, 9.59pm UK time 

Find out more and how to apply by visiting Arts Catalyst’s website.