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The Festival Committee welcomes submissions addressing the annual theme from artists and directors of all ages and nationalities, regardless of their emirate or country of residence.

2021 Festival Theme: Hope 

 

With hope we look forward toward the future. As the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival enters its ninth year with a view for tomorrow. What will our world bring? What challenges await us and how will we face them? Our world is rapidly changing: new technology is transforming our economies, urbanization is reshaping our environments, and the current pandemic and climate threats are calling for us to adjust our way of life.

 

The ninth edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will celebrate Hope and its promise of possibilities. Through art, we will explore where hope is found, how hope is built, and how hope is shared. We will search for the connection between hope and the future of humanity. How can hope inspire art and how does art inspire hope?

“Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chilliest land

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.”

 

- Emily Dickinson

2021 Festival Submissions

The call for submissions will officially open April 1 and close May 31, 2020. Submissions addressing the Hope theme will be accepted in four categories:

 

Please see the Submission Guidelines section for additional information on the rules of entry and category-specific guidelines.

Awards

First and second place awards will be presented in each of the four categories:

  • Digital Arts

    • 1st Place Honors - 5,000 AED cash prize and trophy​

    • 2nd Place Honors - 2,500 AED cash prize and trophy

  • Sculpture 

    • 1st Place Honors - 5,000 AED cash prize and trophy​

    • 2nd Place Honors - 2,500 AED cash prize and trophy

  • Film 

    • 1st Place Honors - 5,000 AED cash prize and trophy​

    • 2nd Place Honors - 2,500 AED cash prize and trophy

  • Students 

    • 1st Place Honors - 2,000 AED cash prize and trophy​

    • 2nd Place Honors - 1,000 AED cash prize and trophy

 

*Digital Art covers paintings, photographs, graphics, and other two-dimensional mixed media if entries are submitted as a high-resolution photograph and adhere to the specified requirements.

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