Al Ghurair Centre, one of the first malls in Dubai, is inviting artists to submit proposals for a public art programme. In a city where art is mainly found in art galleries, it's great to see there's a private organisation trying to encourage public art.
The long term intention of the Public Art Commission is to promote and support the work of UAE based artists in public spaces in Dubai, whilst enhancing our local spaces whilst energising our local, unused spaces to capitalise on social interaction.
All artists based in the United Arab Emirates can apply to this, as long as it's a new and original idea. Full details of the application rules can be found here.
Five winners will be selected to have their work incorporated into Al Ghurair Centre's permanent collection.
Additionally, 10 shortlisted artists will receive mentorship sessions with panel of jurors. And one select artist will be sent on an all-expenses paid mentorship programme to the UK with Cedar Lewinhson.
There are no submission fees for this. Deadline is Friday, 10th October 2014. You can download the submission form here.