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Throughout life, we experience different forms of ‘The Journey.’ We commute to work and migrate to new cities, a journey through space; we grow up and learn about the world as we pass into adulthood, a journey through time; and we experience personal growth and development, a journey of the self.

 

In 2022, the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival celebrates a convening of journeys: Our 10th anniversary and the UAE’s 50th anniversary. In our annual celebration of contemporary art, we reflect on the journey of the Festival, Ras Al Khaimah, and the United Arab Emirates, and encourage our community to consider their relationship with space, time, and the self.

 

We are inviting artists to consider the notion of journey through the lens of ancestry, migration, national identity, and the self. Where has our journey taken us? What has our journey taught us about our present? And how will our journey inform our future?

 

Before completing an online submission form, please read the Conditions of Entry & General Submission Guidelines below, as well as the Category-Specific Guidelines applicable to your work. Collectively, these criteria serve as the rules and conditions governing eligibility and participation in the Festival.

Conditions of Entry & General Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines


  1. All work must be created and executed by the artist. No reproductions are allowed. While artistic judgments and innovations are appreciated, the Festival is a public event, and content must be respectful and suitable for audiences of all ages. Submissions that contain or depict violence, profanity, sexual images, or other content that would jeopardize a “general audience” rating in the UAE may be excluded from the competition.
  2. All copyright laws must be observed by artists and directors. The Festival assumes no responsibility for any misuse of copyright. By virtue of submitting an entry, each artist and director certifies that he/she is the sole owner of the rights and elements of his/her work. Aliases are not permitted.
  3. Submitting artists and directors grant the Festival permission to use and reproduce (all or part) of the entered material free of charge without retribution for publication and/or display in media to promote the Festival. This may include cropping of material for use in media releases, advertisements, printed catalog, tickets, social media, and low-resolution postings on websites. Participants who do not wish their entered material to be used in this manner must contact the Festival Committee in writing at the time of submission and may be excluded from award consideration.
  4. The 2022 Festival has five submission categories: Fine Art & Photography, Sculpture, Film, Student, and Poetry. Please see category-specific guidelines below.
  5. The Fine Art & Photography category covers digital art, drawing, painting, photography, and two-dimensional mixed media if entries are submitted as a high-resolution photograph and adhere to the specified requirements
  6. There is no submission fee. Artists and directors of any age may enter work in all categories but may only complete a submission form once per category. Additional submissions for the same category, even if the entry would fall under a different sub-category, will not be considered. The exception is the Student Category, which is only open to current students in grades K-12. Please note that recent secondary school graduates and current university students must submit under the regular categories.
  7. Artwork or films previously submitted to the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival within the last four years will not be accepted.
  8. Photos uploaded during the submission process should be high-quality, well-composed representations of the work. Poor quality photos may affect your chances of acceptance into the Festival.
  9. Any photo (artist headshot, artwork, sculpture, film poster) uploaded during the submission process must be 2-5MB only. Allowed file types are jpeg, jpg, and png unless otherwise specified. PDF files are strictly not allowed.
  10. Artists and directors will be notified whether their submissions have been accepted to the 2022 Festival via the email they include on the submission form.
  11. All costs associated with the transport of sculptures or mailing of films are born by the artist or director submitting the work.
  12. If work exhibited is for sale, the Festival Committee does not negotiate or mediate sales on behalf of the artist. If there are interested buyers, the artist’s contact information will be shared directly to initiate the process.
  13. If it is determined before, during, or after judging that an artist or director has submitted entries that do not comply with these Conditions of Entry & General Submission Guidelines or the relevant Category-Specific Guidelines, the Festival Committee reserves the right and discretion to remove an entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards.





شروط وإرشادات التقديم العامة

شروط التقديم العامة


1. يجب أن يكون العمل الفني من تصميم وصنع الفنان ولن يسمح بالنسخ من أعمال أخرى، في حين تحظى الأحكام والابتكارات الفنية بالتقدير، فإن المهرجان هو حدث عام، ويجب أن يكون المحتوى محترماً ومناسباً للجمهور من جميع الأعمار. وقد يتم استبعاد الأعمال الفنية من المسابقة التي تحتوي على العنف، والألفاظ النابية، والصور الجنسية، أو محتوى آخر من شأنه أن يعرض “الجمهور العام” في دولة الإمارات للإستياء. 2. يجب مراعاة جميع قوانين حقوق التأليف والنشر من قبل الفنانين والمخرجين. لا يتحمل المهرجان مسؤولية سوء استخدام حقوق التأليف والنشر. التقديم للمهرجان يعد بمثابة شهادة من كل فنان ومخرج بأنهم الملّاك الحصريين لحقوق وعناصر العمل الفني. الأسماء المستعارة غير مسموحة. 3. التقديم للمهرجان من قِبل الفنانين والمخرجين يمنح المهرجان صلاحية استخدام وإعادة إنتاج بعض أو جميع المواد المدخلة دون تكلفة أو جزاء بغرض النشر و/أو العرض في الإعلام للترويج للمهرجان. وقد يتضمن ذلك قص الصور لاستخدامها في الإعلانات والمنشورات المطبوعة والتذاكر ووسائل التواصل الاجتماعي والنشر ذات الجودة المنخفضة على المواقع الإلكترونية. وللمشاركين الذين لا يرغبون بأن يتم استخدام موادهم ضمن ما سبق، يُرجى منهم التواصل مع لجنة المهرجان كتابياً عند التقديم، وقد يتم استبعادهم من قائمة الجوائز. 4. يتضمن المهرجان لعام 2022 خمس فئات للتقديم: الفن الرقمي، النحت، الأفلام، الطلبة، و الشعر. يرجى الاطلاع على الإرشادات المحددة لكل فئة أدناه. 5. تتضمن فئة الفن الرقمي الجديدة الرسم والتصوير الفوتوغرافي والتصاميم ووسيلتين متعددتَي الأبعاد في حال تم تقديم المدخلات بجودة فوتوغرافية عالية مع الالتزام بالمعايير المحددة. 6. لا توجد رسوم للتقديم. ويمكن للفنانين والمخرجين من جميع الفئات العمرية أن يقدموا أعمالهم في جميع الفئات الأربع على أن يتم استكمال نموذج واحد فقط لكل فئة. ولن يتم قبول تقديمات إضافية لنفس الفئة حتى وإن كانت المدخلات تندرج تحت فئة فرعية مختلفة. نستقبل أعمال الطلبة من مرحلة الروضة إلى مرحلة الصف الثاني عشر. يرجى ملاحظة أن خريجي المدارس الثانوية الجدد و الطلبة الحاليين في الجامعة يجب عليهم التقديم من خلال الفئات الأخرى. 7. لن يتم قبول الأعمال الفنية والأفلام التي تم تقديمها ضمن آخر أربعة مهرجانات رأس الخيمة للفنون البصرية. 8. يتوجب تقديم الفن الرقمي والنحت وصور ملصقات الأفلام بجودة عالية وأن تمثل تشكيلاً جيداً للعمل الفني. الصور ضعيفة الجودة قد تؤثر على فرص قبول الطلب للمهرجان. 9. يتوجب أن تكون جميع الصور (من لقطات تصوير، وأعمال فنية، ونحت، وملصقات الأفلام) بحجم يتراوح ما بين 2-5 ميغابايت فقط أثناء التقديم. كما يتوجب أن تكون بصيغة JPG أو JPEG أو PNG ما لم يتم النص بغير ذلك. لن يتم قبول ملفات PDF على الإطلاق. 10. سيتم إبلاغ الفنانين والمخرجين في حال تم قبول طلباتهم للمشاركة في مهرجان 2022 من خلال البريد الإلكتروني المدخل خلال التقديم. 11. جميع الرسوم المرتبطة بنقل أعمال النحت أو إرسال الأفلام هي من مسؤولية الفنان أو المخرج المتقدم بالعمل. 12. في حال تم عرض العمل الفني للبيع، لا تتحمل لجنة المهرجان مسؤولية المفاوضات أو وساطة المبيعات بالنيابة عن الفنان. وسيتم مشاركة بيانات التواصل الخاصة بالفنان مع الأشخاص الراغبين بالشراء. 13. تحتفظ لجنة المهرجان بحق وحرية حذف أي مدخل من العرض وإلغاء بعض أو أكمل القبول أو الجوائز في حال تحدد قبل أو خلال أو بعد التحكيم بأن أحد الفنانين أو المخرجين قام بتقديم مدخلات لا تمتثل لهذه الشروط والإرشادات العامة للتقديم أو الإرشادات المحددة لكل فئة.





Category-Specific Guidelines

General Guidelines


  1. All work must be created and executed by the artist. No reproductions are allowed. While artistic judgments and innovations are appreciated, the Festival is a public event, and content must be respectful and suitable for audiences of all ages. Submissions that contain or depict violence, profanity, sexual images, or other content that would jeopardize a “general audience” rating in the UAE may be excluded from the competition.
  2. All copyright laws must be observed by artists and directors. The Festival assumes no responsibility for any misuse of copyright. By virtue of submitting an entry, each artist and director certifies that he/she is the sole owner of the rights and elements of his/her work. Aliases are not permitted.
  3. Submitting artists and directors grant the Festival permission to use and reproduce (all or part) of the entered material free of charge without retribution for publication and/or display in media to promote the Festival. This may include cropping of material for use in media releases, advertisements, printed catalog, tickets, social media, and low-resolution postings on websites. Participants who do not wish their entered material to be used in this manner must contact the Festival Committee in writing at the time of submission and may be excluded from award consideration.
  4. The 2022 Festival has five submission categories: Fine Art & Photography, Sculpture, Film, Student, and Poetry. Please see category-specific guidelines below.
  5. The Fine Art & Photography category covers digital art, drawing, painting, photography, and two-dimensional mixed media if entries are submitted as a high-resolution photograph and adhere to the specified requirements
  6. There is no submission fee. Artists and directors of any age may enter work in all categories but may only complete a submission form once per category. Additional submissions for the same category, even if the entry would fall under a different sub-category, will not be considered. The exception is the Student Category, which is only open to current students in grades K-12. Please note that recent secondary school graduates and current university students must submit under the regular categories.
  7. Artwork or films previously submitted to the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival within the last four years will not be accepted.
  8. Photos uploaded during the submission process should be high-quality, well-composed representations of the work. Poor quality photos may affect your chances of acceptance into the Festival.
  9. Any photo (artist headshot, artwork, sculpture, film poster) uploaded during the submission process must be 2-5MB only. Allowed file types are jpeg, jpg, and png unless otherwise specified. PDF files are strictly not allowed.
  10. Artists and directors will be notified whether their submissions have been accepted to the 2022 Festival via the email they include on the submission form.
  11. All costs associated with the transport of sculptures or mailing of films are born by the artist or director submitting the work.
  12. If work exhibited is for sale, the Festival Committee does not negotiate or mediate sales on behalf of the artist. If there are interested buyers, the artist’s contact information will be shared directly to initiate the process.
  13. If it is determined before, during, or after judging that an artist or director has submitted entries that do not comply with these Conditions of Entry & General Submission Guidelines or the relevant Category-Specific Guidelines, the Festival Committee reserves the right and discretion to remove an entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards.





إرشادات التقديم لكل فئة

General Guidelines


  1. All work must be created and executed by the artist. No reproductions are allowed. While artistic judgments and innovations are appreciated, the Festival is a public event, and content must be respectful and suitable for audiences of all ages. Submissions that contain or depict violence, profanity, sexual images, or other content that would jeopardize a “general audience” rating in the UAE may be excluded from the competition.
  2. All copyright laws must be observed by artists and directors. The Festival assumes no responsibility for any misuse of copyright. By virtue of submitting an entry, each artist and director certifies that he/she is the sole owner of the rights and elements of his/her work. Aliases are not permitted.
  3. Submitting artists and directors grant the Festival permission to use and reproduce (all or part) of the entered material free of charge without retribution for publication and/or display in media to promote the Festival. This may include cropping of material for use in media releases, advertisements, printed catalog, tickets, social media, and low-resolution postings on websites. Participants who do not wish their entered material to be used in this manner must contact the Festival Committee in writing at the time of submission and may be excluded from award consideration.
  4. The 2022 Festival has five submission categories: Fine Art & Photography, Sculpture, Film, Student, and Poetry. Please see category-specific guidelines below.
  5. The Fine Art & Photography category covers digital art, drawing, painting, photography, and two-dimensional mixed media if entries are submitted as a high-resolution photograph and adhere to the specified requirements
  6. There is no submission fee. Artists and directors of any age may enter work in all categories but may only complete a submission form once per category. Additional submissions for the same category, even if the entry would fall under a different sub-category, will not be considered. The exception is the Student Category, which is only open to current students in grades K-12. Please note that recent secondary school graduates and current university students must submit under the regular categories.
  7. Artwork or films previously submitted to the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival within the last four years will not be accepted.
  8. Photos uploaded during the submission process should be high-quality, well-composed representations of the work. Poor quality photos may affect your chances of acceptance into the Festival.
  9. Any photo (artist headshot, artwork, sculpture, film poster) uploaded during the submission process must be 2-5MB only. Allowed file types are jpeg, jpg, and png unless otherwise specified. PDF files are strictly not allowed.
  10. Artists and directors will be notified whether their submissions have been accepted to the 2022 Festival via the email they include on the submission form.
  11. All costs associated with the transport of sculptures or mailing of films are born by the artist or director submitting the work.
  12. If work exhibited is for sale, the Festival Committee does not negotiate or mediate sales on behalf of the artist. If there are interested buyers, the artist’s contact information will be shared directly to initiate the process.
  13. If it is determined before, during, or after judging that an artist or director has submitted entries that do not comply with these Conditions of Entry & General Submission Guidelines or the relevant Category-Specific Guidelines, the Festival Committee reserves the right and discretion to remove an entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards.





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