The Al Qasimi Foundation Film Grant provides modest start-up funding for filmmakers to create short documentaries and narrative films on topics relevant to the UAE and the broader Gulf Region. In addition, it seeks to support emerging talent in the local film industry while sharing stories that provide unique insights into the region. Films produced through the grant are screened at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival the following year.
The Al Qasimi Foundation Artist-in-Residence program provides opportunities for local and international artists to produce new works and engage in cultural exchange with the Ras Al Khaimah community. Applications are welcome from all art media, and residencies are based in the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Studio & Gallery space. Resident artists are encouraged to draw inspiration from the Emirates as they work on their residency projects and to share their talent and experience with the local community by leading art workshops and classes. For longer residencies, the experience also includes the potential to hold an exhibition in the Studio & Gallery.