Call for application “Showcase your artwork at at Open Air Museum at Abu Dhabi International Airport” A partnership between Abu Dhabi Airport Company, the Institut français in United Arab Emirates, BB Media, and JCDecaux Middle East and Africa

Context

As part of the UAE 50th anniversary celebrations, the Abu Dhabi Airport Company, the Institut français in the UAE, BB Media and JCDecaux Middle East and Africa have joined forces to showcase local cultural creation by launching a call to graphic creation open to all people. For the first time in the world, amateur and professional artists are given the unique opportunity to exhibit their art in all the advertising billboards of a major international airport.

Candidates are invited to create a work of art, giving free rein to their imagination, by answering this question: “how will we travel in the future”. The applications can be submitted online by mail: [email protected] from the 6th until the 26th of June 2021.

Theme

How will we travel in the future?

Conditions

  • Call to applications open to UAE citizens and residents only
  • Only one artwork per candidate
  • 3 categories
    • 6 – 11 years old
    • 12 – 17 years old
    • 18 years old and above.

Guidelines:

  • Medium: free technical drawing, collage, graphic design, painting, computer drawing…
  • Format:
    • Portrait layout
    • Can be handmade or digital produce: If handmade, minimum size: A3 (29,7 x 42 cm). If digital format , dimensions (3013px X 4261px @300ppi)

To ensure the anonymity of the artwork, please do not sign or write your name on the artwork.

Tips:

The applicants should consider that the artwork will be showcased and enlarged to fit with the asset frame.

It is recommended to use contrasting colors for a better visibility.

The assets will be showcased day and night. At night, they will be supported by a backlight.

How to apply?

1/ Imagine your artwork

2/ Design your artwork (handmade or digital)

3/ Prepare you e-mail including:

  • your digital artwork or a picture of your artwork (jpg)
  • the filled out attached form

Subject of the mail : artportchallenge_FirstName_LastName_age (ex: artportchallenge_Ahmed_Alzaabi_8)

4/ send your e-mail to:  [email protected]

Selection board:

  • Ambassador of France to the UAE
  • CEO of JCDecaux Middle-East and Africa
  • CEO Abu Dhabi Airport Company
  • CEO BB media communication
  • 3 art expert

Awards

  • 3 prizes / category

Juniors

  • 1st price:
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 free entrance tickets to Expo2020
    • Invitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020
    • 400 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshop
    • Artistic Workshop
  • 2nd price
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 Free entrance tickets to Expo2020 (one per winner)
    • Invitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020

300 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshop

  • 3rd price
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 free entrance tickets to Expo2020
    • Invitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020
    • 300 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshop

Teenagers

  • 1st price
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 free entrance tickets to Expo2020
    • Invitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020
    • 400 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshopParticipation in a workshop of the France Pavilion
  • 2nd price
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 free entrance tickets to Expo2020 Invitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020
    • 300 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshop
  • 3rd price
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 free entrance tickets to Expo2020 Invitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020

300 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshop

Adults

  • 1st price
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 free entrance tickets to Expo2020 400 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshop Invitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020
    • Participation in a workshop event of the France Pavilion
  • 2nd price
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 free entrance tickets to Expo2020 300 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshopInvitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020
  • 3rd price
    • Display on the exterior billboards of JCDecaux
    • 2 free entrance tickets to Expo2020
    • Invitation to a private event on the France pavilion of Expo2020

300 AED voucher for the Culture&Co bookshop

For all questions and inquiries please contact the following mail address:

[email protected]