As part of its continued efforts to activate urban areas, Qatar Museums has announced the open call for JEDARIART, inviting artists to submit proposals for the Fire Station walls and designated districts to create new reference points for people to visit across the city.
The initiative brings together artists to add vibrancy to the city’s walls through carefully curated murals that have the potential to enrich daily life and encourage the community to reflect on social, historical and cultural issues. The districts will provide a tangible sense of space for the community, increase foot traffic through neighbourhoods and also serve as a new touristic attraction.
Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Ishaq, Acting Director of Public Art Department at Qatar Museums, said JEDARIART is one of several of Qatar Museums’ public art initiatives that seek to take art beyond four walls and make it accessible to everyone.
Through this initiative, the museum is able to showcase diverse local talents through thought-provoking public artworks that inspire creativity, paving the way for innovation and societal advancement.
We look forward to receiving proposals from artists and aspiring artists who will be given an exciting opportunity to contribute to a platform that promotes artistic expression and dialogue.
The JEDARIART mural festival will be held over 10 days at the Fire Station in November. Artists are invited to submit their proposal for a mural that takes into consideration the piece’s relevance to the community and what message they would like to convey through their work. Selected artists will receive a monetary amount to complete the mural within 10 days. By accepting the commission, the artist must be willing to conduct a workshop or talk if requested.
Qatari artists and artists who hold a valid Qatar residence permit and are 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply. Deadline for receiving applications is 27 September 2020.