Frequently Asked Questions


We put out an open invitation for a discussion around application writing and the difficulties that come with it. We, as K-oh-llective, are emerging artists and often struggle with application requirements, be it budgets, timelines, proposals, etc.





About 

the Discussion

Through this open conversation, we tried to think together about all these frequently asked questions regarding applying for opportunities. The meeting took the shape of a participatory discussion, and the questions posed by the participants were the starting point, as we reflected together on the topic.


Throughout the discussion we mainly tackled:
✏️ Application writing
✏️ Supporting materials (work samples, sketches, etc.)
✏️ Artist profile (portfolio, cv, etc.)
✏️ Funding institutions

We shared an ︎︎︎open document with compiled feedback on rejected applications. You can add any feedback you have recieved before, if you wish! 📩


 

Timestamps ⏱
0:00 - Intro
3:30 - Finding the suitable opportunity
9:48 - Supporting material
13:58 - What are the selection criteria?
18:28 - A
pplication components
20:11 - Feedback on rejected application
20:54 - Feedback samples
25:05 - Age limitations
27:27 - Am I expected to only practice art full time?
30:22 - Referencing works and theory
32:45 - Art programs
36:27 - Do you work other jobs besides art?
40:56 - Does gender play a role in getting accepted?
46:35 - Funding filmmaking projects
52:06 - Production-oriented workshops
57:01 - Workshops in general
01:00:10 - Successful application models
01:02:26 - Motivation letter
01:08:15 - Contextualizing work/proposal
01:11:55 - Advice for emerging artists
01:13:10 - Portfolio
01:18:00 - Peer reviewing and feedback
01:24:22 - Including process in portfolio
01:26:43 - Structure of a proposal
01:29:13 - Approaching galleries
01:37:55 - Motivation for residencies
01:41:38 - Applying with unfinished projects
01:42:52 - Additional funding
01:44:10 - Supporting material for exhibition proposals
01:45:55 - Project proposal for master's application







Comments

Section

“Surprised they even give feedback 😂 some of them go straight to the rejection and that’s it”

“I need an advice on how to be able to easily attract galleries to display my art if it is a kind of art that is not commonly displayed or exposed.”
🙍‍♂️: “Hello! can you suggest/name some grant programs that i can apply for, as I don't have a lot of experience.”

🙍‍♀️: “Sharjah Foundation, Mophradat, AFAC, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy.”




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Read the latest text by Ahmed Shawky Hassan, When the Museum was Melting ✦ Read K-oh-llective’s contribution in Rehearsing Hospitalities Companion 4 ✦ Read our third exhibiton review by Anne Szefer Karlsen, Review #4: Familiarity ✦ Send us your publications by November 30! Learn more about the Open Call: Art Publications ✦ Support K-oh-llective’s work with a small donation! Learn more on how to Donate! ✦ Get in touch at info@kohllective.com ✦