What is Aftab Space?
Aftab Space is Aftab Committee's Artist in Residency program. We refer to our artist in residency program as Aftab Space.
How many artists will be selected for a residency? How long is each residency?
In the fall of 2018 Aftab Committee will be offering residencies to one artist. Each residency will last 3 months depending on what works with each artist’s schedule and goals for their time at Aftab Space
Does Aftab cover the cost of transportation?
Do I have to live around or in Washington DC to apply?
You do not have to be living in the Washington DC area. We do not accommodate so it is up to the artist to find accommodation while the residency.
Do I have to complete a specific project during my time at Aftab Space?
No, as the goal of the Aftab Space is to provide artists with the opportunity to develop ideas, workshop projects, and further their artistic practices while immersed in the unique creative community of Washington DC.
What kinds of artists are selected for the residency program?
Visual artists, filmmakers/media artists, writers, sound artists, collaborative groups, and curators are encouraged to apply.
What is the residency room like? What free amenities will I have access to?
Aftab Space is in a large shared office space with private bathroom, kitchen (equipped with microwave and refrigerator. Also, snacks, drinks, coffee and utensils provided), desks, phone booths, quiet room, gym, and conference rooms.
At this time the residency aims to provide the artist a quiet space dedicated to creative time at a desk.
Can I apply for the residency more than once?
If you have applied for the residency in the past and have not been accepted, you may continue to apply for future sessions. However, you are only eligible to be the Aftab Space artist-in-residence once and may not reapply for another session if you have been accepted as the artist-in-residence in the past.