About the Fund

The Mahy Khalifa Art Fund was created by Dina Shehata and Karim Abou Youssef in loving memory of Mahy Khalifa who was a cosmopolitan and sophisticated art lover and collector. The Mahy Khalifa Art Fund is seeking to support young, talented, and aspiring artists on their journey to further pursue their studies in the arts.The aim of the fund is to foster contemporary art and culture education, production and research, to deliver a sustainable source of funding for artists, and to encourage patronage, and philanthropy towards arts and culture.

the scholarship

The first initiative of the Mahy Khalifa Art Fund is a one year art scholarship for graduate studies in Europe. The scholarship is an opportunity for Egyptian students seeking to pursue their studies in the field of the arts to take their career to the next level.  The Mahy Khalifa Art scholarship aims at providing the needed resources and exposure to ambitious young talents, and to help nurture a new generation of artists, art scholars, curators and more. Candidates are requested to apply for the scholarship and to provide all the necessary documents. A committee chooses one candidate a year to receive the Mahy Khalifa Scholarship which will cover all tuition and living expenses.

For more information please  contact  Mkhalifa.scholarship@artdegypte.com

  • Graduate Degree (masters) or Non-Degree (research institution)

    Fields include but not limited to: Visual Arts, New Media arts, Art History, Art Criticism, Curating and Art Management.

  • Applicants should have an unconditional acceptance letter from the hosting institution/ university in Europe

  • Applicants must be Egyptian

  • Applicants must speak one of the institution's working languages

  • Applicants should have basic computer skills

  • Applicants must have graduated minimum 12 months ago, and be up to 35 years old

  • Applicants are asked to fill the application form 

  • Applicants have to provide required documents

  • Short-listed applicants will sit for an interview with a selection board

Required Documents
  • Filled application 

  • Detailed portfolio (5 pieces) including description or statements

  • Graduation certificate

  • CV

  • One-page personal statement written by the applicant 

  • Affiliation letter/ official offer from hosting institution, or acceptance letter from hosting university 

  • Recommendation letter from a mentor in the field

  • Open Call: 16 February 

  • Deadline: 15 May, end of day (11:59 PM - Cairo Time)

Giving back
  • Candidates are requested to participate in any project in the related field in Egypt within two years following the program