The ‘Friends of the Arab World Institute (AWI) Prize for young contemporary Arab artists ’ highlights emerging visual artists from the Arab World.  

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5th EDITION / ‘Friends of the Arab World Institute PRIZE for young contemporary Arab artists’


The new Edition of the call for applications is now opened !

Let's apply !


AWI Friends Prize : to support young artists  

The Prize for young contemporary Arab artists highlights emerging visual artists from the Arab World.

The Prizewinning artist will:

  • Work in a residential studio in Paris for 3 months, at the Cité international des arts

  • Receive a grant worth 5000 euros 

  • Participate to a collective exhibition in the Arab World Institute (AWI)

    The awarded artwork enters the AWI museum collections

5th Edition : Arab divas

The 5th edition of the ‘‘Friends of the Arab World Institute (AWI) Award for young  contemporary Arab artists” will be organized as part of “Arab divas” collective exhibition, which will be inaugurated in April 2020 at the AWI.

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To apply :

Participation in the competition is reserved for applicants who meet the following requirements; they must be:

  • A national of one of the following countries: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, or Yemen.
  • An artist involved in the visual arts (drawing, photography, video, installations, etc.)
  • Aged under 40 (or aged 40) on 31 October 2019
  • Apply as an individual
  • An artist whose work has never been the subject of a monograph (other than in a gallery and art school).
  • Be able to speak some English or French

Deadline to apply : 25 October 2019


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