The Goethe Institute has launched ‘Studio Takhshīna’ to give independent artists a place to work on their projects and set up their own exhibitions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists who depended on rented art spaces for their work were put in quite difficult positions. They were often forced to either put the brakes on their projects, or give up on them entirely. Looking out for the little guy, the Goethe Institute has launched ‘Studio Takhshīna’ to give independent artists a place to work on their projects and set up their own exhibitions.
The Goethe Institute chose this peculiar name because, in Egyptian Arabic, ‘Takhshīna’ refers to an item used to restore the functionality and stability to a piece of furniture. You know, like an eraser that you put under a wobbly table or something. So you can see how that would resonate with their mission statement.
Artists will only be able to book for one person for a rehearsal space or up to a maximum of five people for workshops or meetings. Applications for booking are open from now until the end of February 2021, and you can find the booking form at tinyurl.com/studiotakhshina.