Dubai Waterfront invites artists to reimagine future living in Expo 2020-themed contest. In collaboration with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the contest, which is returning for its fifth consecutive year, has been a platform to showcase and celebrate local and home-grown talents in the UAE. With a theme inspired by Expo 2020 Dubai, artists are asked to tap into their imagination and creatively depict their vision of the future in the city. Taking into account the scale of Expo 2020, bringing the world and its diverse cultures to one location along with the sense of unity across the UAE, artists have a plethora of images and scenes to draw inspiration from. The deadline for submissions is November 10 and shortlisted candidates will be informed in December, one of whom will become the winner. More information, including on registering and submitting an entry, can be found at

The Waterfront Market Murals & Art Competition - winner 2020

The Waterfront Market Murals & Art Competition - winner 2019

The Waterfront Market Murals & Art Competition - winner 2019

The Waterfront Market Murals & Art Competition - winner 2018

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Warehouse421, the Abu Dhabi home-grown arts and design center dedicated to showcasing and nurturing creative production across the region, and the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR), announce their Curatorial Development Exhibition Program Open Call: “Screening Screaming: (Human) Nature in Crisis.” Applications opened on April 11, 2022. The call invites curators from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia to propose a group exhibition, public program, and publication on the theme. The deadline for submitting the applications is May 15, 2022. You can learn more or apply for their grants and programs by clicking here.