Art Jameel Commissions Call for Art / Deadline: November 21


Art Jameel, a non-profit organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East, has announced the launch of a multi-year commissions programme. Starting with a 2018 sculpture commission, which builds on Art Jameel’s longstanding interest in supporting artists in creating create new public works, the programme spans a 3-year cycle.

The commission invites artists to submit a proposal for a sculptural work in response to and/or using the medium of light. Art Jameel Commissions is open to artists from or based in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, as well as those from around the world with an interest in and familiarity with these regions.  

Following the submission of applications by 11:59 pm (UAE) November 21, 2017, the international jury will select three shortlisted artists before announcing the winner in February 2018. The winning artist will receive a production budget of USD 70,000, as well as support from a network of architectural, engineering and technical experts. The jury includes writer and curator Shumon Basar; independent curator and art historian Reem Fadda; James Lingwood, Co-director, Artangel; Elvira Dyangani Ose, Senior Curator at Creative Time and Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London; and Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President, Sharjah Art Foundation; plus representatives of Art Jameel.

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