Parsons Alum Umber Majeed awarded Home Workspace Program Fellowship


Oasis, Umber Majeed, custom-made tapestry, 2016, 54 in x 70 in
Photo Credit: Leonie Cicirello

Parsons alumn Umber Majeed has been awarded the Home Workspace Program‘s 2016 Fellowship. Launched by Ashkal Alwan in Beirut in 2011, the Home Workspace Program (HWP) is a 10-month arts study program that enrolls 10-15 fellows per year. The program is open to artists and other practitioners from Lebanon and the world over to develop their formal, technical and theoretical skills in a critical setting, and provides enrolled fellows with feedback and resources to facilitate and support their art practice.

Each admitted fellow is granted a merit-based scholarship, access to studio space and HWP facilities. A public component is accessible to non-enrolled participants through lectures, seminars and workshops. Tuition and public activities in the HWP are free. HWP was initially developed to explore free, trans-disciplinary, critical models of arts education in Lebanon and the Arab region where education is mostly privatized. Moreover, it aims to include a wide range of practitioners and guest teachers, all the while addressing geopolitical particularities, and existing conditions in art and the educational landscape.

Join us in congratulating Majeed, and view more of her work here.