March Meeting 2014 examines several pertinent issues in contemporary culture, addressing institutional formation, exhibitions, and artistic production as well as consideration of how to develop education and research initiatives. The meeting is also a point of departure for Sharjah Biennial 12, incorporating commissioned artists to shape a context for their as yet unimagined projects. In addition to presentations, MM 2014 will feature case studies, collective research and evaluation sessions, and moderated, informal discussions at the end of each day, to promote the active participation of all in attendance.

Following the goals of March Meeting 2014, this year’s open call seeks active correspondents for the March Meeting. Sharjah Art Foundation will support 5 – 8 artists, writers, and curators with research goals and interest in the region to attend all days of the March Meeting as a correspondent, each grantee will in turn be expected to contribute an essay, blog post, diaristic record, or alternative response to MM 2014.

We invite applicants to submit a completed application, outlining their research, goals, and nature of the contribution they wish to carry out in response to March Meeting 2014. Please submit the application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 5 January 2014.