Calling all Saudi artists: Ithra needs you!

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is aiding emerging and established artist affected by the pandemic
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Calling all Saudi artists: Ithra needs you!

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, also known as Ithra, is in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Ithra is on the look out for both emerging and established Saudi-based artists for an exciting opportunity for local talent. The Head of Ithra’s Museums, Laila Al Faddagh believes, “The world is going through a challenging time with the current crisis, and just like everyone else, artists and the cultural industry have been impacted by this pandemic. This is why we have decided to move forward with the open call to show our support to artists but to also create opportunities for new talent.”

Ithra is offering the ten artists shortlisted five days of training, lead by experts in the field, including the former winner of 2019: Aziz Jamal. One winner will be selected to have their artwork featured in a contemporary art exhibition at Ithra, alongside established local and international artists.

Former winner, Aziz Al Jamal's work was showcased at the Zamakan exhibition and at 21,39 in Jeddah last year


To enrol, you must be a Saudi national or a resident of minimum 10 years and at the age of 18 at least. You should have relevant interest within the arts field, and can apply as an individual or as a member of a collective group. All applications will run through online, with no submission fee. The deadline for all submissions is on 31 August 2020 at midnight and the winner will be announced later on in December. Good luck!

For more information, visit www.ithra.com/en/artist-open-call

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