Art in the City and Dubai Culture announce ArtBus 2016 open call for UAE-based artists

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Under the portfolio of the Dubai Art Season 2016 initiatives, Art in the City in partnership with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated authority for heritage, arts, and culture, are now accepting design proposals from UAE-based artists for the tenth edition of the ArtBus, which is returning to Dubai from 17 – 19 March, 2016.

This year artists based in the UAE are invited to take inspiration from creative written works, including books, poetry, and drama, when submitting their design proposals. The artists selected from the open call will be commissioned by Dubai Culture to complete their artworks to full scale. These visual interpretations of literature by the UAE’s creative community will be brought to the attention of both residents and visitors when the artworks are featured on the exterior of the ArtBus as it travels across the city in March, Dubai’s most important cultural month.

These visual interpretations of literature by the UAE’s creative community will be brought to the attention of both residents and visitors when the artworks are featured on the exterior of the ArtBus as it travels across the city in March, Dubai’s most important cultural month.

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Individual applicants can download the project brief and application form here, and this should be submitted to community@thejamjardubai.com.

The successful applicants will be selected and commissioned by Art in the City and Dubai Culture to create their proposed artworks, which will be featured on marketing collateral and printed and wrapped onto the ArtBus as it travels across Dubai in March 2016.

Artists who have created artwork for the ArtBus in previous years include HH Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, Eman Al Raesi, and Aliaa Bishr (2015); Afra Bin Dhaher, Hala Makhlouf, and Mark Ganzon (2014), Talin Hazber, Maisoon Al Saleh, Ruben Sanchez, and Abdullah Lutfi (2013), Nada Khaled, Maryam Al Falasi, and Tulip Hazbar (2012), Zainab Al Hashemi, Saeed Al Madani, and Sheikha Bin Daher (2011). As in previous years, the ArtBus will follow three daily routes across Dubai from March 17 – 19 2016, including the three major art hubs: Al Quoz, Jumeirah/Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, and DIFC/Downtown.

Tickets will be available in March 2016 from Art in the City, at the rate of AED 50 per person per day/route.

 

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