Qatar Museums launches open call for street art proposals around the city

The JEDARIART mural festival will be held in November

Qatar Museums launches open call for street art proposals around the city
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The public art dotted around the city is one of the best things about living in Doha, and this November we’re set to get even more stunning murals.

Qatar Museums is hosting the JEDARIART mural festival at the Fire Station in November, and has issued an open call for artist proposals.

Successful artists will have ten days to complete their murals, which must be relevant to the community and convey a clear message.

The Fire Station walls will be painted during the festival, as will a number of other walls across the city.

It is hoped the initiative will increase foot traffic through neighbourhoods and also serve as a new tourist attraction.

Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Ishaq, acting director of the public art department at Qatar Museums, said, “JEDARIART is one of several of Qatar Museums’ public art initiatives that seek to take art beyond four walls and make it accessible to everyone.

“Through this initiative, the museum is able to showcase diverse local talents through thought-provoking public artworks that inspire creativity, paving the way for innovation and societal advancement.

“We look forward to receiving proposals from artists and aspiring artists who will be given an exciting opportunity to contribute to a platform that promotes artistic expression and dialogue.”

To enter, you must be a Qatari artist or hold a valid Qatar residence permit, and be 18 years old or above.

The deadline for submissions is September 27, and you can find out how to apply by clicking here

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