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Posted On: 17 August 2021 09:45 pm
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:41 am

Qatar Museums Public Art Student Open Call

Vrinda Abilash
Vrinda Abilash
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Event Details:

Location: Qatar
Date: 15 August 2021 - 6 September 2021
Time: 03:00 am - 02:59 am
  • It's free - It's free!
Phone: +974 4452 5555
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Qatar Museums Public Art Student Open Call invites students to propose a public artwork to be created with recycled materials to create more awareness to Qatar Museum’s ‘no waste’ policy for a temporary installation to be displayed in public spaces in Doha.

Students must be enrolled or have graduated within two years as an alumnus of any local school, university, or college. Up to five winning proposals will be chosen, and the selected students will be granted up to 25,000 QR to realize their concept by December 2021.

Theme: Reduce / Re-use / Recycle

This year’s Open Call encourages students to consider the materials they use and the impact of those materials. While the type of material to be used must be found materials and everyday objects to create the sculptures, the theme of the sculpture itself is open. The students must consider what message they would like to convey through their work.

Some renowned artists that work with recycled materials: Subodh Gupta, Guerra de la Paz, Yuken Teruya and Dotun Popoola.


Students are to consider the choice of materials, durability, foundation work, fabricators, and installation methods when finalizing a public art proposal. Students are also advised to consider the nature of public artworks as works that are accessible and susceptible to touch.


  • Biography about yourself
  • Concept of the work
  • Sketch or render of the proposal
  • Materials you want to use
  • The estimated cost of work
  • Method of fabrication/fabrication company

Selection Criteria

  • Students must be enrolled or have graduated within two years as an alumnus of any local school, university or college
  • Students under 18 years can apply but must have a teacher or guardian responsible for them
  • Student must propose an idea using recycled materials only
  • A proposal document including all criteria indicated in the application form
  • The proposal idea must be within 25,000 QAR
  • The students must execute their proposal by December 2021 and keep into consideration installation and de-installation logistics

Deadline to apply: 5 September 2021. Click here to fill the form.

Source and cover image: Qatar Museums