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Art Prize 2017 - Open Call

Al Riwaq Art Space is proud to announce the second edition of artBahrain/THE NEST Annual Art Prize under the patronage of H.E Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, founder of artBahrain non-profit art organization.
THE NEST is an occasion that engages the community, bringing together design professionals, artists, businesses and organisations to promote creativity, sustainable economic development and community involvement for the Bahraini community and beyond. The team at Al Riwaq Art Space believes in supporting emerging artists and offering opportunities for the advancement of visual arts culture. In our announcement of the artBahrain/THE NEST Annual Art Prize, we would encourage all artists to challenge themselves by taking advantage of this opportunity to gain visibility and professionalize their artistic practice in a safe space. 


The Nest Art Prize 2017


We would like to invite artists living and working in Bahrain to submit proposals of their artwork, suitable for an outdoor installation, to be unveiled during Views 2017. We hope you will take this opportunity to set the standards for Bahraini art and design, by visually communicating your conception of the local identity and representing Bahrain on a local platform. All proposals will be thoughtfully considered by our committee, and ten semi-finalists will be selected to move forward onto the next stage. The semi-finalists will have the opportunity to workshop their designs with the curatorial team at Al Riwaq Space, benefitting from our studio space and from professional guidance with choosing materials and resources for their work. From these semi-finalists, three will be selected as winners.

Submission period:   17th December 2016 - 17th January 2016

Eligibility:             All living and working in Bahrain

Prizes:                 1st Prize: - 1000 BHD 

                                     - The opportunity to realize the work

                                     - 6 week International Residency

                        2nd Prize: - 750 BHD

                                     - 2 week regional residency

                        3rd Prize: - 500 BHD Cash Prize

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