Qatar Museums is inviting emerging and established artists based in Qatar to submit their proposals for its annual public art open calls. The annual open calls bring together artists to add vibrancy and meaning to walls across Doha and affirm the commitment of Qatar Museums to support local talent and promote public art.

Qatar Museums Director of Public Art Abdulrahman Al Ishaq said that the purpose of the annual open calls is to support local talent and to provide artists based in Qatar with an opportunity to propose and create public artworks. Eligible artists are invited to put forward their proposals for works that will contribute to Qatar’s cultural and artistic scene by sparking thoughtful conversations through creative mediums.


JEDARIART brings artists together to add vibrancy and meaning to walls across Doha 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 deadline for submission of proposals is Monday, 15 August. Get more details here.  

Public Art Student Initiative

The Student Initiative invites university students and alumni to submit proposals for a temporary or permanent public artwork. In this year’s Public Art Student Competition, participants are encouraged to think about the dialogue they want to spark through their artwork. The selected artist will be commissioned to create their proposed artwork with support from the Public Art department of Qatar Museums.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 5 September. Get more details here

5/6 Initiative

The 5/6 Initiative Open Call encourages artists to propose a permanent public artwork that speaks to the local community. Artists should consider the relevance of the piece to the community and the message they would like to convey through their artwork. Weight, dimensions, materials and budget should also be taken into consideration.  Successful applicants will receive a commission contract to execute their proposed public artwork.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 5 September. Get more details here.  

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