Open Calls

Call to Lend Various Audio Media and Record Players
For the Music Exhibition (2023-2024)

The Palestinian Museum (PM) invites you to contribute to its upcoming exhibition on Palestinianal (in and about Palestine) musical practices, set to be launched in 2023, made possible by the lending of a variety of audio media and playback devices from your personal collections and family archives.
PM is looking for contributors to lend cassette tapes, CDs, and gramophones by Palestinian or international musicians and singers who composed and sung for Palestine, to be displayed among other objects and artworks in the exhibition.

Deadline: Monday, January 30th, 2023
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Open Call for Artists and Cultural Institutions
‘Musical Practices in Palestine’ (Temporary Title)

The Palestinian Museum plans to hold an exhibition on Palestinial (in, of, and about Palestine) musical practices to take place from 2023-2024 per the conceptual framework detailed below. The exhibition will include archival, visual, and sound materials; videos; ethnographic, heritage, and archaeological exhibited objects; commissioned artworks; interactive stations; specialised publications; activities; and public events for guests of all ages and specialists alike, deepening the exhibition themes.

Deadline: November 7th, 2022
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Open Call to Artists, Students, Researchers and Cultural Institutions 
Land Rights in Palestine and South Africa (1880 – 2022): between Ideological Imaginaries and Creative Reclamation

An ongoing creative research project between the Palestinian Museum’s Research Program and the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics at the University of Cape Town, considers the historical similarities and peculiarities of the systematic regime of human rights violations and land confiscation of the segregationist policies in South Africa and the Israeli Occupation of the Palestine Territory.

Deadline: 18 November 2021
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The Open Call 2021/2022
This call is open to all artists based in Tunisia and Palestine. 

The Octopus Programme is a guided research-based educational programme that encourages artistic research and production-based collaborations across academies and art institutions; students and professionals; diverse presentation modes; and processes of research and documentation in different geographies. While the Octopus Programme functions as a support mechanism for emerging artists, the main objective of the programme is to accumulate experience-based collective and creative output by taking geopolitical, social, ecological, and educational urgencies and diversities into consideration.

Deadline: 8 March 2021
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Open Call for Participation in a Poster Design Workshop Series
Reveries of Blue
With graphic designer Maya Chami

The workshop series explores the iconography and visual elements that have been employed to represent the coast in Palestinian political posters. It probes the fate of Palestine as it relates to the coast historically, and the manifestations and representations of the coast’s presence and absence in the lives of Palestinians. The knowledge gained by participants in the workshop will inform their own poster designs.

Deadline: 6 March 2021
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Open Call to Artists and Cultural Institutions
Public Engagement Programme for the Palestinian Shores Exhibition (Working Title)

The Palestinian Museum is dedicated to supporting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture nationally and internationally, and to providing an environment that fosters intellectual and creative ventures, in addition to promoting continuous learning and bolstering national identity. In line with this vision, and in preparation for the launch of its upcoming exhibition, Palestinian Shores (working title), the Museum is working to organise a series of activities and workshops, targeting all sectors of society as part of the Public Engagement Programme.

Deadline: 7 February 2021
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Open Call for Giftshop Item Designs
Inspired by the Palestinian Shores Exhibition

The Palestinian Museum is dedicated to supporting an open and dynamic Palestinian culture nationally and internationally, and to providing an environment that embraces intellectual and creative endeavours, in addition to promoting continuous learning and bolstering national identity. In line with this vision, and in preparation for the launch of its upcoming exhibition, Palestinian Shores (working title), the Museum is seeking to produce an exclusive souvenir collection, to be made available to the public at the Giftshop

Deadline: 5 January 2021
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Research Grants 

In fulfilment of its 2019-2023 programme strategy, the Palestinian Museum (PM) launches its first programme of research and civic engagement. It includes, but is not limited to, book launches, literary events, symposia, panel discussions, workshops, tours, film screenings, an exhibition related conference, and two original publications to document the annual discursive and scholarly outputs, as well as conference proceedings and papers. The research programme aims at driving civic and intellectual engagement, producing and disseminating knowledge about Palestine, and filling knowledge gaps about Palestinian history and culture.

Deadline:15 May 2020
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Open Call for Proposals
Palestinian Shores Exhibition

Palestinian Shores (working title) is a research-based exhibition and as such, the Palestinian Museum calls on artists, filmmakers, musicians and researchers in cultural, urban, social, media and anthropological studies to submit proposals for interventions and/or artworks that speak to the exhibition’s conceptual research premises. The exhibition aims to spur critical research that fills knowledge gaps away from glorified views of history. For more inforamtion, click here.

Deadline:15 May 2020
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Tinkering at Home with the Palestinian Museum

Would you like to take part in an initiative that imbues children and grown-ups alike with creative spirit and positive energy amid these extraordinary circumstances?

The Palestinian Museum is seeking contributions by artists and artisans, with the aim of holding online workshops to impart meaningful cultural dimensions to the recreational activities that families share at home. Fostering Interactivity within cultural ventures is among the chief values that the Museum’s Education Programme aspires to meet. Accordingly, the workshops aim to add new perspective to our interaction with physical space, time, and virtual space, while focussing on the importance of learning new skills.

Proposals must include:
- Main concept of the workshop
- Required timeframe
- Required materials for the workshop, and steps of implementation.
- The main learning objectives, and steps of implementation.
- Required Fees

- Originality and relevance to the aspirations and concerns of Palestinian society.
- Viability of the workshop’s completion from home, in terms of space requirements and availability of materials, in addition to creative employment of household objects.

Deadline: 21 April 2020, email proposals to

Open Call for creative contributions (written/visual) inspired by the current global circumstances - to be published on the Museum blog, a platform for free self-expression

Hardly is the world serene in ordinary times, but seldom does the entire globe hold its breath at once, facing a common menace. This is one such moment, as we collectively brace amid this sweeping pandemic. Palestine is no stranger of course to catastrophes of the manmade variety, but amid the ruin, and in apprehension of recurring calamity, Palestinians have always resorted to arts and literature as they contended with the fragility of life or endeavoured to invoke the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

In this unprecedented time, we share a sense of uncertainty and anxiety, which perhaps elicits unfamiliar responses, whether within us as individuals or within society as a whole. This novel reality, impermanent as it may be, surely stirs in each of us an array of thoughts and feelings, as well as an urgency to contemplate and articulate them.

The Palestinian Museum invites you to share your thoughts and reflexions, fleshed out ideas or musings and contemplations, your hopes, fears, visions or stream of consciousness, which we will gladly publish on our website as part of the Museum blog. All media is welcome, including Arabic/English writing, photography and video, with no particular criteria for style, format or length (poetry, prose, fiction, articles,  etc.). You may attach your name, an alias or no name at all, and you may also request at any time that the material be taken down. Copyrights will be reserved to the author, and the Museum copy-editing staff’s interventions will be strictly limited to proofreading without any interference with content.

This call is not limited to these extraordinary circumstances; the Palestinian Museum blog will continue to welcome your contributions in the future.

Send your submissions to:

From a Print to a Product Digital Workshop

The Palestinian Museum – Birzeit and Dar Al-Tifel Al-Arabi Museum – Jerusalem invite artists of all nationalities, based in #Palestine, #TheMiddleEast and around the world, and who have previously contributed to the Palestinian cultural and art scenes to submit proposals for giving the upcoming digital workshop, From a Print to a Product. The workshop will be held in July 2020 as part of the Museum’s forthcoming exhibition, Printed in Jerusalem.

Submission Guidelines:
- The call is open to professional artists and designers whose artistic practices are steeped in printing techniques.
- The Proposal must be original and entirely the work of the artist.
- The proposal should demonstrate a direct link between the suggested workshop concept and the Printed in Jerusalem themes.
- The proposal should include the following sections: background, concept summary, objectives, activities, output, and estimated budget.
- The proposal should include the following appendices: artist’s resume and an up-to-date portfolio.
- The complete proposal should be sent to under the subject ‘From a Print to a Product (ARTIST’S NAME)’ by Saturday 20 June 2020, 23:00.
- Selected candidates will be notified by email by Tuesday 30 June 2020.
- Selected candidates are expected to deliver the online workshop between 10 July 2020 and 30 July 2020. 

The open call runs from 28 May to 20 June 2020. For further information on Printed in Jerusalem exhibition, kindly visit this link

For inquiries, kindly contact us at:

This workshop is supported by the A. M. Qattan Foundation through the ‘Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field’ (VAFF) Project, funded by Sweden.