As part of the new Cultural Heritage Law project, Qatar Museums (QM) and the University College London (UCL) Qatar are inviting local artists and designers to submit creative ideas that will be used to officially represent the project.

Under the guidance of QM Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QM and UCL Qatar are working together to further protect and promote Qatar’s history and culture by drafting a new legal framework aligned with internationally recognised standards.

The two organisations will help the country realise the ambitions of Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) and enhance the country’s reputation as a leading cultural centre in the region and internationally.

The initiative is being carried out in collaboration with the Fire Station: Artists in Residence, a member of Qatar Museums, which has long sought to support and promote emerging local talents through various art programmes since 2015.

According to Fire Station Director Khalifa Al Obaidly, the initiative demonstrates a commitment to nurture emerging artistic talent and build on a long tradition of arts patronage in Qatar.

We’re working with UCL Qatar on this project, which seeks to involve the Qatari community and residents. Enabling everyone to participate in this competition stems from QM’s vision to enrich the lives of all those who live in Qatar through a culture that breeds creativity and innovation.’

Qatari nationals and residents interested to take part in the project are encouraged to submit their ‘creative ideas’. The winning design will be the ‘official gift’, handed out to international experts or senior members of the project.

Designs will be reviewed by a committee made up of senior representatives from QM, UCL Qatar and  from the arts and culture community in Qatar. Five artists will then be selected to provide a sample of their work, from which a winner will be chosen.

Participants must submit both their design and a description of the idea behind the design. In observance of the holy month of Ramadan,  deadline for submission of entries has been extended until 27 May. Check out this link for more information about the competition criteria.