Open Call for Iranian and Irish Critical Writers

The Exchange Critical Writing Program (Iran – Ireland)
2-24 November 2015 Tehran
26 November – 12 December Dublin

Application Deadline
31 August 2015


This dialogue based international exchange program is organized by Kooshk Residency and Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

First part will be held on November 2nd to Nov 24th, 2015 in Tehran-Iran. Two Irish critical writers will exchange and dialog together with two Iranian critical writers on their three weeks of collaboration. During the program there will be series of talks and panel discussion.

The second part will be held on November 26th to December 12th, in Dublin-Ireland. The same Irish and Iranian critical writers will participate in the second part. There will be also series of talk and panel discussion.

Kooshk and IMMA will provide the living space and the artists themselves will be in position to cover the expenses for airfare, insurance, medical coverage for the duration of the programme, any visa fee which should be incurred and the living expenses such as travel and food.

The application is open for independent Irish and Iranian critic writers who are interested in exchanging ideas.

Applicants may consider that this program has two parts. Accepted participants have to take part in both.

Applicants will be evaluated by a committee of Kooshk and Imma, based on their communication skills and teamwork abilities, potentials, CV and portfolio qualifications and will be informed by e-mail within 10 days after the deadline.

How to apply
Artists can apply by filling the online form at
Hardcopy and email submissions are not accepted.

Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.

Please let us know if you have any health issues or conditions or any kind of allergies for your own comfort.

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