QM invites emerging and established artists based in Qatar for its public art
06 Apr 2023News
Emerging and established artists based in Qatar are being invited by QM to submit their proposals for its yearly open calls for public art
These yearly open calls bring together local artists who not only propose public artworks that will leave a legacy but also change the city, making it come further alive through their art, as part of Qatar Museums' continuing commitment to support local talent and promote public art.
"The goal of our yearly open calls is to raise awareness about public art and consciously support local talent by providing a venue for them to express themselves through suggesting and creating public artworks," said Abdulrahman Al Ishaq, Director of Public Art at Qatar Museums. Additionally, it opens up opportunities for qualified artists to engage with Qatar's culture and artistic scene and contribute to its past through their works.
The following open calls for public art by Qatar Museums are available to all qualified artists in Qatar.
The JedariArt initiative brings together artists to decorate Doha's city walls with street art and murals that bring colour and meaning. It aims to revitalise urban areas and encourage artistic intervention in designated neighborhoods, providing fresh destinations for city residents to travel to. The real proposal/sketch/design for a mural must be submitted by the applicants; previous work will only be taken into consideration as a reference. Additionally, it fits with Qatar Museums' continuing dedication to fostering homegrown talent and advancing public art. The chance is available to Qatari artists.
University students and graduates are invited to submit proposals for a transient or long-term public artwork through the Student Initiative. Students and alumni are invited to submit this proposal either individually or in groups, and they are urged to consider the discussions that their artwork will elicit. The Public Art Department of Qatar Museums will assist the chosen artist in producing their plan. All Qataris may submit ideas; the deadline for submission is April 20.
The open call for the 5/6 Initiative encourages artists to suggest a public work of art that talks to everyone who resides in the GCC. The 5/6 Initiative both commemorates a significant moment in Qatari history and fosters an exceptional feeling of belonging. Artists are invited to submit projects for the 5/6 Initiative this year that examine the intangible similarities among our diverse societies. The commission contract for the execution of the selected applicants' suggested public artwork will be provided. Submission deadline is April 30 and is available to all GCC citizens.
Artists are encouraged to submit suggestions for a public artwork that enhances urban living as part of the Annual Intervention Open Call.