May 2020

 “Warehouse421 Project Revival Fund” Launches Today to Alleviate Disruption Affecting Creative Production in the MENASA Region

 “Warehouse421 Project Revival Fund” Launches Today to Alleviate Disruption Affecting Creative Production in the MENASA Region
  • Applications open today, through 30 May 2020.
  • Warehouse421 offers up to $2000 for each application to support the continuation of projects that are currently on hold.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 10 May 2020 | Warehouse421, the home-grown arts and design centre dedicated to showcasing and nurturing creative production across the region, announces today the launch of the Warehouse421 Project Revival Fund, part of the program that aims to alleviate the disruption affecting the creative production impacted by the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Applications are open today, to local and regional emerging and mid-career creatives across multiple disciplines in the MENASA region, through 30 May 2020.

Visual artists, curators, literary creatives, designers and musicians in the MENASA region, are encouraged to apply online through the Warehouse421’s website, for monetary packages that can go up to $2000.

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.”

Applications will be assessed on several criteria including: urgency, budget viability and impact. Applicants above the age of 21 can apply through an online application available in both Arabic and English. Submissions will be screened by a selection committee that includes members of the Warehouse421 team and cultural practitioners from the region.

The funds allocated to the selected creatives will cover the costs of producing and finalising projects that are currently on hold, including but not limited to library and digital learning resources, transcription and translation services, rental and purchase of equipment, art materials, and other tools that facilitate continuing the project while isolating at home.

Some of the selected projects will have the opportunity to be part of the Warehouse421 program of exhibitions and community-wide initiatives, in its continuous effort to provide a platform for creatives from the region.

The Warehouse421 Project Revival Fund is open to creatives in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region. Applications are available online in both Arabic and English, and the deadline for submission is: 30 May 2020.


  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age.
  • Applicants affected by the cancellation of projects as a direct result of COVID-19.
  • Applicants must be based in the MENASA region.
  • Projects must be engaging with issues that are relevant to the region.
  • Applications must be for in-process projects that have been affected.
  • Eligible Applicants are the ones not currently receiving financial support for their practice.

About Warehouse421:

Warehouse421 is a home-grown arts and design centre dedicated to showcasing and nurturing creative production across the region. Working in collaboration with local, regional and international entities. It aims to aid the development of the UAE’s creative ecosystem through learning, research and commissions.

Committed to supporting emerging talent from the UAE, Middle East, and South Asia, Warehouse421 takes a collaborative approach to hosting and curating exhibitions, presenting and contextualising local and regional research, and examining cultural practices in an anti-disciplinary space.

Warehouse421 hosts a range of public programs and learning opportunities that support creative practices, facilitate artistic exchange and stimulate critical discourse.

Education is central to Warehouse421’s mission and drives our programs and collaborations. It provides a wide range of engaging learning opportunities for children, students, educators, artists, and creative professionals to develop their practices and inspire innovation.

Founded in 2015, Warehouse421 is located in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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