Against The Odds 2:
Zahra Khan (Dublin) – emerging visual artist, writer and photographer, born in Cork to a Turkish/Pakistani mother and Afghan/Pakistani father who had emigrated to Ireland in 1996.
In my art I like to make art which explores the conflict, confusion and rewards that come from being part of a multi-ethnic and diverse background. I am interested in holding a mirror up to the strain and guilt that sometimes comes from this experience, and challenging the observer into reflecting on their own preconceptions of what “eastern” art should look like. For this project I have focused on using prose to do this, a medium that I had been taking a break from but which feels appropriate and doable in lockdown, due to a lack of studio and supply access.
My work is a written response to themes agreed in my artists group of transformation, the body and shape shifting. Through a series of scanned notebook pages featuring prose and images, I will be reflecting on my relationship with my mother and her country, my body parts, and the witch in Pakistani mythology.
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CFCP New Voices of Ireland Series 8: Zahra Khan – Twisting My Feet
Call for submissions for visual arts and multidisciplinary projects by or involving migrant and culturally diverse artists for the Centre for Creative Practices’ 2025 programme
Deadline – 25/02/2024
The Centre for Creative Practices invites submissions from PROFESSIONAL migrant and culturally diverse artists and local artists working with culturally diverse artists for our 2025 visual arts and multidisciplinary programme. We especially welcome participatory, collaborative, multidisciplinary and experimental proposals by individual artists and collectives. All projects have to include an artist’s talk and a participatory workshop for audiences.
We are inviting project proposals for two strands of our programme:
- New Voices of Ireland Series
- Third Space
THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES aims to offer broad audiences a unique chance to engage with high-quality work by selected migrant and culturally diverse artists of various disciplines.
THIRD SPACE – collaborative projects between migrant and culturally diverse artists
Artists’ fees, production and marketing costs will be covered, and curatorial and production support will be offered by CFCP for the selected project. Up to 10 projects will be selected.
Interested artists should submit ONE SINGLE PDF document containing the following information:
- Project/Exhibition proposal – 500 words max
- CV/History of artistic practice – max 1 A4 page
- 6 images of recent work – with titles and medium, where appropriate with dimensions
- Artistic workshop proposal
- Project budget
- Proposed timeline venue
Please submit your proposals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line please state: Programme proposal 2025, CFCP
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The submission deadline is Sunday – 25/02/2024. Late applications will not be accepted.
CFCP is committed to professionally supporting, effectively showcasing and developing the talent of migrant artists, offering tailored artistic and capacity-building programmes, mentoring, and resources, and helping artists to access the local arts scene and build sustainable careers.
Migrant-centred and migrant-led, CFCP is acknowledged as a pioneer and catalyst for promoting cultural diversity, intercultural collaboration and exchange.
BACKGROUND TO THE NEW VOICES OF IRELAND SERIES
The New Voices of Ireland Series is a flagship project of integrative, cultural practice between migrant and local artists as well as audiences curated and presented by the Centre for Creative Practices.
The New Voices of Ireland Series aims to:
- Connect creative talent from new communities and various social groups from all over Ireland
- Give migrant and culturally diverse artists an opportunity to share their work and talent with a wide local and international audience
- Engage artists to express their views on social challenges and the role of culture in modern society through artistic practice