Riwaq Residency

For decades RIWAQ has played a central role in the discourse on Palestine's architectural, urban and cultural identity, offering a space for local and international scholars and professionals to investigate topics related to architecture, conservation, environment, community, urbanism, visual art, modern history, and historic archives. 


Our new residency space at al Etem courtyard house in Birzeit welcomes creative individuals in various disciplines to produce works related to the topics above. Despite our limited space, we encourage applications from scholars and professionals worldwide. Accepted applicants are offered the space up to three months.


RIWAQ charges the users amount of rent as follows (in cash):

$200 for a stay of one month or less   

$500 for a stay of up to 2 months

$800 for a stay of up to 3 months


  • Please note that the residency space is not equipped for special needs.
  • We don’t receive applicants in winter (1st December-1st March).
  • Internet not provided in the residency.


You can download the application here. Please complete and send to info@riwaq.org





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