The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award

The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award

Event Info

7th Oct 2012 - 15th Nov 2012,
12:00 am-11:55 pm
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Contact Info

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The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award, presented by the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute (NYUADI) and in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF), has been established to nurture artistic talent in the United Arab Emirates. It is given for the proposal and creation of an artwork that, in the spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, can be publicly exhibited and enjoyed.
Entrants may select any media with which to work including, but not limited to, photography, sculpture, installation, land art, and video. They are encouraged to think creatively about how to exhibit their work; the judges will look for ideas that challenge the conventional exhibiting format of the ‘white cube’ gallery space. To apply, all entrants need to complete an application form, which includes a proposed budget.
The winning artist will directly receive $5000 to enable the production of the new work. Additional funds will be made available to support the touring solo exhibition of the winning work in 2013.
For more details, please see Award Information.

Who Can Apply?

  • Full-time degree students enrolled in a university or college in the UAE.
  • A resident/citizen of the UAE who has graduated from a university or college in the UAE within the last five years.


How To Apply

A tutor may nominate any full-time student enrolled in a degree course in the UAE, from any discipline. By nominating the student, the tutor commits to mentoring him/her through the application, production, and exhibition processes. Download Application Form I.
Recent graduates may apply for the award independently or with the support of a nominator (either within or outside of the university system). If the winning applicant is without a mentor, s/he will be assigned a mentor by the NYUADI Award administration team to support and guide him/her through the production and exhibition processes. Download Application Form II.


Submitting the Application

Download the appropriate application form (see above). Complete, sign, scan, and email the application with relevant attachments to . Artwork can be sent with the application form and must be in JPEG or PDF formats.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email .


Guidelines & Rules

Please click here to view the rules & guidelines