Awards

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Mubadala Design Commission

The Mubadala Design Commission recognizes outstanding innovation and achievement of young Emiratis in the field of design and science. Applicants are requested to submit a design proposal of a ‘creativity zone’ advocating STEAM philosophy within: Healthcare facility, Educational environment, Aeronautical institution.
Deadline: Thursday 15 December 2016

Download Information for Applicants here
Download application form here


Christo & Jeanne-Claude Award

In partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi Institute

This acclaimed award is a unique launch-pad for emerging visual artists who create a complete artistic concept and production plan for a work that interacts with the environment and challenges the conventional exhibition format. Open to full-time under and postgraduate students in the UAE or a UAE resident who has graduated from a UAE institution within the last five years. Submissions can be made by up to three people together with a Mentor and should include biographies, creative statement, planned production schedule & budget.
The winner receives $5000 to enable the production of the new work and $10,000 (offered by Christo himself) to fund related opportunities for the winner.
Deadline: Monday 30 November 2015

Student Application Form click here
Mentor Application Form click here
To view the Award Infography click here


ADMAF Creativity Award

Established in 1996, this annual award is open to Emirati nationals aged between 18-35 years, who demonstrate outstanding creativity in any of the following artforms: visual and performing arts, literature or film. Selected by a distinguished panel of judges, the winner receives AED10,000.
An excellent opportunity for promising talents to to gain recognition as they begin their creative careers
Deadline: Sunday 17 January 2016

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Download application form here


ADMAF Comic Arts Award

Open to all Emiratis aged 18-35 years, entries are welcome in a range of formats, from single image to comic strip, graphic novel and animation. Selected by a distinguished panel of judges, the winner receives an all-expenses paid overseas trip to attend a training course, as well as a WACOM Cintiq 13HD. Runners-up will also receive a WACOM tablet.
A unique opportunity for the nation’s comic artists to gain recognition.
Deadline: Sunday 07 February 2016

Download Information for Applicants here
Download application form here

Abu Dhabi Festival Visual Arts Award

Emirati nationals aged between 18-35 years old are invited to register their interest when visiting the Abu Dhabi Festival Exhibition during April & May at Emirates Palace. Applicants are then asked to create a visual artwork (any medium) that is inspired by the exhibition. Selected by a distinguished panel of judges, the winner receives AED10,000.
An outstanding opportunity for talented visual artists to gain recognition for their artistic practice.
Deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2017

Download Registration form here
Download Submission form here


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