Qatar Museums invites all emerging and established artists based in Qatar to submit their proposals for its annual public art open calls. As part of Qatar Museums' ongoing commitment to supporting local talent and promoting public art, these annual open calls bring together local artists who propose public artworks that will leave a legacy and transform the city, making it come further alive through their art.
Director of Public Art at Qatar Museums Abdulrahman Al Ishaq said:
"The purpose of our annual open calls is to create awareness around public art and consciously support local talent by creating a venue for them to express themselves through proposing and creating public artworks. This also paves a way for eligible artists to become part of Qatar's story and history by immersing themselves in the nation's cultural and artistic scene through their artworks."
Eligible artists in Qatar are invited to apply to one or more of the following of Qatar Museums' public art open calls:
The JEDARIART programme brings artists together through murals and street art to add vibrancy and meaning to Doha's city walls. The programme aims to activate urban areas and promote artistic intervention in designated districts creating new reference points for people to go and visit across the city. The applicants must submit the actual proposal/sketch/design for a mural and not only their previous work, as it will be considered a reference.
For more information and to submit a proposal, visit https://qm.org.qa/en/calendar/jedariart-open-call/. The JEDARIART programme is open to all of Qatar's residents.
The Public Art Student Initiative invites university students and alumni to propose temporary or permanent public artwork. Students and alumni are encouraged to think about the conversations their artwork will inspire, and they can submit this proposal as individuals or groups. The selected artist will be commissioned to create their proposal with the support of Qatar Museums' Public Art department.
For more information and to submit a proposal, visit https://qm.org.qa/en/calendar/student-initiative/. The proposal deadline is Thursday, 20 April 2023, and it is open to all Qatar residents.
The 5/6 Initiative Open call encourages artists to propose a public artwork that speaks to everyone living in the GCC. The 5/6 Initiative marks an important event in Qatari history and sparks a remarkable sense of community. For this year's 5/6 Initiative, artists are encouraged to propose projects that explore intangible commonalities in our diverse societies. Successful applicants will receive a commission contract to execute their proposed public artwork.
For more information and to submit a proposal, visit https://qm.org.qa/en/calendar/56-initiative/. The proposal deadline is Sunday, 30 April 2023, and it is open to all GCC residents.
The Public Art Annual Intervention Open Call encourages artists to propose ideas for public artwork that improves urban life. This type of Public Art is called placemaking, as it directly serves the people in the community. Successful applicants will receive a commission contract to execute the proposed public artwork. The deadline to receive proposals is Tuesday, 30 May 2023, open to Qatar residents.
Source & Cover image credit: Qatar Museums
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