MM 2018 open call welcomes proposals from artists, writers, curators and art practitioners that resonate with this year’s theme. Applicants are invited to propose a presentation in performance, lecture performance, talk or other form that reflects on or responds to the MM 2018 concept.
Selected open call applicants will be invited to carry out their proposal during MM 2018, and are expected to attend all sessions of MM2018.

To apply, please download and complete an application form here.

Applicants should be sure to outline a proposed presentation format and discuss their presentation’s concerns, as they relate to MM 2018. A work sample relevant to the proposal is also required. A total of six applications will be selected.

This opportunity is now closed.

Open Call For Singers

Sunday to Saturday, 11–17 March 2018, 6:00 pm–9:00 pm, at the Collections Building, Arts Square.

Sunday, 18 March 2018, 7:00 pm, in Courtyard C, Al Mureijah Square.

Sharjah Art Foundation is looking for singers at all levels (amateurs and professionals) to participate in singer and composer Neo Muyanga’s workshop and performance project titled Naham – Songs of Light and Weight. The workshop will be held Sunday to Saturday, 11–17 March 2018, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each evening at the Collections Building, Arts Square. The performance will take place on Sunday, 18 March at 7:00 pm in Courtyard C, Al Mureijah Square.

The Arabic word naham refers to a song leader on a pearling ship, whose role is to uplift spirits and provide comfort as the divers trawl the sea in search of pearls. Drawing on the naham’s songs and the pearl divers’ stories of toil and struggle, Muyanga’s workshop and performance project will provide a platform for hidden voices to openly express their stories of hope, fear and longing through movement and song. The workshop’s multilingual approach is designed to promote the use of any and all languages participants choose to voice.

Singers interested in taking part in this March Meeting 2018 project should send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 1st March 2018. As this project requires teamwork and a committed group effort, please note that singers are expected to be present for all workshop sessions and the performance.