FUNDING: Islamic Art and Material Culture – Calligraphy Support Scheme 2019-20

Deadline for Applications: Friday 20 September 2019, 5.00pm

The calligraphy support scheme aims to provide regional museums with specialist and practical support to help them unlock the potential of their collections of Islamic Art and Material Culture (IAMC) and how they can use them to engage with new and diverse audiences. The scheme focuses on Calligraphy in Arabic script on a range of object types.

Through an open application system, one participating institution in England will be selected to receive support from experts in collections and engagement. The support scheme aims to identify and, where possible, translate Arabic (or Persian / Urdu) inscriptions on around 50 objects per institution (note that if you do not have 50 objects with inscriptions other associated objects can be included). Further support will include a collections report, engagement plan and support from an artist specialising in Calligraphy in Arabic, to deliver outreach events in a format that is repeatable and sustainable in the long-term. Funding is provided through an Arts Council England Grant awarded to the Subject Specialist Network for Islamic Art and Material Culture.

For further information and details on how to apply, Click Here.

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