This program encourages academics and art practitioners to undertake research on the arts with the broad aim of supporting the production of different kinds of knowledge and encouraging dialogue between academia and practice. Art research can be academic or practice-led, however, the research output must include a written component that underlines the theory, context, connections, reflections and methodology.
The program aims at canvassing a broad range of research proposals from different countries and disciplines. We also encourage research that studies more than one country or region. We particularly invite interdisciplinary proposals that link the arts, humanities and social sciences. Quantitative as well as qualitative methods are eligible and mixed-method approaches are encouraged.
The program is open to individual researchers, research teams, collectives of researchers and institutions (universities, research centers, arts centers, research NGOs, etc.). Individual researchers could be academics or art practitioners. Also, teams and collectives could include academics and arts practitioners.
Grants are for the duration of 18 months for individuals, teams and collectives (starting December 2019 and ending May 2021) and for up to 24 months for institutions (starting December 2019 and ending December 2021).
The call opens on May 17, 2019 and closes on August 10, 2019.
Applicants must submit the online application and a narrative proposal and appendices on AFAC's website AND create a profile page on the ACSS website. Applications can be submitted in Arabic, English and French.
For help preparing the application, please review the program’s Frequently Asked Questions.