Brief description of organization
The Aftab Committee is a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Iranian-American artists and their works. By raising awareness, advocating education, and facilitating various events and exhibits, Aftab aims to build a bridge between the American public and Iranian-American artists and art.
Brief description of residency program
Starting August 2018 Aftab Space will host a resident artist as part of our new mission aligned residency program. Designed to provide a unique working environment for artists, writers, filmmakers/media artists, curators, sound artists, and collaborative groups, this program is committed to highlighting the contributions of Iranian-American artists. The AFTAB SPACE connects artists to Washington DC’s vibrant art community and offers engagement opportunities to fit each residents needs. Aftab Space is dedicated to those artists seeking a small space and uninterrupted time to devote to their practice.
To be in residence at Aftab space means: to work collaboratively, to receive technical and artistic assistance and to be immersed in a vibrant city’s cultural life. While in residence, the artists will benefit from an intense production time enhanced by the exchange of ideas and experiences with peers.
Artists-in-residence are selected by their proposals submitted by an online open call.
Residency Program Since
Disciplines and media
Duration of Residency
6- 12 months.
Number of artists resident at one time
Ideal candidates show significant promise and dedication to their work as a vocation.
Artists are at a moment in which access to a studio and supportive environment will be particularly meaningful to their practice.
Presentation of artists' work
Online presentation of artists work through social media, articles, and website posts.
Shared office space. Desk with 24/7 secure access.
English and Persian
Other activities happening at the space
Interested in our Artist Residency Program? Have questions? Contact us here to learn more.