Qatar launches global art contest focused on resilience in the face of COVID-19

You have until October 15 to take part

Qatar launches global art contest focused on resilience in the face of COVID-19

Qatar has launched a global art contest focused on resilience in the face of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Qatar Foundation has launched an open call for submissions for The Untold Stories of Resilience exhibition, which will coincide with the Paris Peace Forum in November.

Anyone over the age of 16 can submit their work, and all mediums are welcome, including photography, VR, painting and animation, provided they utilise digital technology.

Writing about the competition on its website, the Qatar Foundation said, “This year, when our planet was hit by COVID-19, our life changed. We suddenly had to deal with self-isolation where time has slowed down and space has been extremely minimsed. But rather than just accepting it, we showed resilience and adapted to the adversity.

“‘The Untold Stories of Resilience’ exhibition focuses on the human ability of positive adaptation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how this stressful time brought us all together to overcome it.

“This is an invitation for all artists and creatives to share their artistic interpretation of this human resilience. It’s an opportunity for you to participate in recording the history we’re all living through and documenting our collective strength through art.”

Shortlisted works will be featured on the foundation’s social media channels, and the final three winners will receive accommodation and an event ticket for a TED event in Doha taking place in 2022.

You have until October 15 to submit your work, and you can find further details on the Qatar Foundation website here

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