The Islamic Art and Material Culture SSN UK



Following a successful funding bid to ACE the Islamic SSN is now able to launch a new programme of activities dedicated to Islamic calligraphy.

This scheme focuses on calligraphy in Arabic script on a range of object types. Through an open application system, we will select three participating institutions in England who will receive support from experts in collections and engagement. The support scheme aims to identify, and where possible translate, Arabic (or Persian / Urdu) inscriptions on up to 50 objects per institution. Further support will create a plan and help to deliver engagement around these objects. Outputs 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.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 18th April 2019. The results will be communicated by early May 2019.

Full guidelines are available here.