Abu Dhabi Art Announces Open Call for The Wings Project

Aspiring Emirati artists and designers are invited to submit designs recreating the ‘wing’ shape of the Abu Dhabi Art logo for the annual Wings Project competition.

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 June 2017: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has announced the open call for UAE nationals to submit their applications for the annual Wings Project as part of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Art programme.

The Wings Project is an annual competition that runs alongside the fair, with the aim to support young Emirati creative talent; emerging artists and designers aged 18 and above are invited to recreate the ‘Wing’ shape that forms part of the Abu Dhabi Art logo. Three winning designs will be selected and the artists will receive a prize of AED 5,000 and a VIP invitation to Abu Dhabi Art. The winning recreations will be also used to create innovative and exciting merchandise retailed through The Shop, as well as being printed on official Abu Dhabi Art print materials throughout the fair, exposing the designs to over 20,000 international visitors.

Applicants can submit entries via email at wings@abudhabiart.ae and the application forms can be downloaded at www.abudhabiart.ae. The deadline to submit entries is Sunday 16 July and all entries should feature the ‘Wing’. Any artistic medium is acceptable and encouraged, as long as it is compatible with all potential uses; i.e. printed materials, interior design and merchandise.

Commenting on the annual competition, Dyala Nusseibeh, Director of Abu Dhabi Art said, “Abu Dhabi Art’s Wings Project is a unique platform that provides aspiring Emirati artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their creativity to a wide audience, as well as introducing the global community to emerging creative talents in the UAE. The Wings Project allows us to support creativity and design innovation through a very distinct initiative. We look forward to seeing the new entries this year.”

The Wings Project first launched at Abu Dhabi Art in 2010 and has had 30 winners to date.

For further details follow Abu Dhabi Art on social media: Facebook and Twitter or visit https://www.abudhabiart.ae/en/programme/design/pages/wingsproject.aspx to download the application form.


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About TCA Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. TCA Abu Dhabi supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role is to build synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

About Abu Dhabi Art

Abu Dhabi Art expands beyond the notion of a traditional art fair, in placing strong emphasis on a diverse public engagement programme, including art installations and exhibitions, talks and events that take place in different locations throughout the year. The culmination of this year-long programme is the Abu Dhabi Art event in November, which provides an important sales platform for participating galleries whilst also offering these galleries an opportunity to showcase ambitious installations and site specific works by their artists to an audience of over 20,000 visitors.

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