Calling all creatives in crisis: Warehouse421 is here to help

If the virus pressed pause on your project, Warehouse 421 serves the refresh button
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Calling all creatives in crisis: Warehouse421 is here to help

We live in uncertain times, but Grazia has good news. If your creative project is currently on hold, homegrown arts and design centre, Warehouse 421 will give away up to $2000 to help you finish your work

Warehouse421 Project Revival Fund launches today in efforts to relieve the impacts of COVID-19 on the creative industries in the MENASA region. And you read it right: it will offer monetary packages up to $2000 in order to enable all creatives to continue their projects, which were set aside due to the pandemic.

If you're a visual artist, curator, literary creative, designer, or musician - now is your chance to get things moving again! Selected creatives will receive funds to help them continue working from home, covering the costs of their projects - including, but not limited to library and digital learning resources, transcription and translation services, rental and purchase of equipment, art materials, and other tools.

To further develop the region's creatives, Warehouse421 will also showcase some of the selected projects in its exhibitions and community-wide initiatives.

Warehouse421 is located in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Faisal Al Hassan, Manager of Warehouse421 said: “We hope that the Warehouse421 Project Revival Fund will support the region-wide efforts to ensure the sustainability of the creative practices that make up our ecosystem. At the core of what we do at Warehouse421 is our commitment to support emerging talent in the region, and we hope that this fund will offer creatives the much-needed opportunity to continue their projects that were impacted by the current difficulties the world is facing.”

The selection comittee will consist of members of the Warehouse421 team and cultural practitioners from the region. They will assess applications based on urgency, budget viability and impact. The online application is available in both Arabic and English.  

To apply, you must: 

- Be over 21 years of age.
- Be affected by the cancellation of projects as a direct result of COVID-19.
- Be based in the MENASA region.
-  Have a project currently in progress that's be engaging with issues that are relevant to the region.
- Not currently be financially supported for your work. 

Applications are open from today until 30 May,2020. Good luck!

For more information and to apply, visit warehouse421.ae

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