Opportunity / 12 Aug – 17 Sep 2018

Open Call - The Place I Call Home

Feeling ‘at home’ in a place embodies many things - a sense of belonging, familiarity, acceptance, independence, security and prospects. ‘Home’ is a word with a strong emotional resonance, beyond its literal meaning of the ‘place one lives’.

Home is represented by a combination of factors, affinity with the place where one resides, by the proximity of family and friends, by personal and community identity, by how one lives and works, by shared values and experiences.

This open call invites artists and photographers who meet the eligibility requirements below to submit proposals for new work to be included in The Place I Call Home, a touring exhibition curated by David Drake, Director of Ffotogallery Wales, commissioned by the British Council, that uses photography and lens-based media to explore the notion of home as it relates to contemporary experiences of the Arabic diaspora living in the UK and British people living in the Gulf.

The exhibition is part of a Gulf-wide initiative between January 2017 and March 2020 to create new opportunities to develop mutual understanding and respect through sharing and appreciating Gulf and UK culture, history and heritage.