Qatar Museums is inviting all emerging and established artists based in Qatar to submit their proposals for its annual public art open calls.

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting local talent and promoting public art, these annual open calls from Qatar Museums bring together local artists who not only propose public artworks that will leave a legacy but can also transform the city, making it more alive through art.

Qatar Museums Director of Public Art Abdulrahman Al Ishaq said the purpose of the annual open calls is to create awareness around public art and consciously support local talent by creating a venue for them to propose and create public artworks. The programme also paves a way for eligible artists to be 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.

JEDARIART

The JEDARIART programme brings artists together to add vibrancy and meaning to Doha’s city walls through murals and street art. The aim of the programme is 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 as a reference. The JEDARIART programme is open to all residents of Qatar.

Follow this link for more information and to submit a proposal. 

Public Art Student Initiative

The Student Initiative invites university students and alumni to propose setting up 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.

The deadline for proposals is until 20 April. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit qm.org.qa.

5/6 initiative for 2024

The 5/6 Initiative Open Call encourages artists to propose a public artwork that speaks to everyone living in the GCC. The initiative marks an important event in Qatari history, while also sparking 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. Open to all GCC residents.

The deadline for submission of proposals is on 30 April. For more information and to submit a proposal, visit qm.org.qa.

Public Art Annual Intervention

The Annual Intervention Open Call encourages artists to propose ideas for a public artwork that improves urban life. This type of Public Art is referred to as 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 30 May, open to all residents of Qatar.


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