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Categories & Eligibility

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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.

2020 Festival Theme: Connected Communities


The eighth edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival will celebrate Connected Communities. Built around shared spaces and commonalities, communities imply genuine connection. Yet what does community mean in an increasingly globalized, technology-driven world? Through this theme, the Festival seeks to explore the many ways people build relationships with others, their surrounding environments, and the natural world. It offers an opportunity to consider past, present, and future while questioning the extent to which intimacy and sense of place can actually be scaled. Through art in all its forms, the Festival hopes to bring to life the many profound ways we experience community and the collective power they have for shaping our small, respective corners of the globe.

2020 Festival Submissions

The call for submissions will officially open June 1 and close August 31, 2019. Submissions addressing the Connected Communities 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.


First and second place awards will be presented in each of the four categories (total of eight awards). First place honors include a trophy and 5,000 AED cash award. Second place honors include a trophy and 2,500 AED cash award.


*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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