ArtintheCity invites designs for ArtBus
Dubai, December 30, 2012
ArtintheCity in partnership with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority have announced an open call to UAE-based artists to submit their design proposals for the ArtBus, which returns in the month of March next year.
The artists selected from the open call will be commissioned by Dubai Culture to create artwork to be featured on the ArtBus, transforming it into a moving artwork, a statement from ArtintheCity said.
The ArtBus commission initiative offers locally-based artists the chance to work with a unique exhibition format, whilst also enabling them to reach a wide audience across Dubai.
Artists who have created artwork for the ArtBus in previous years include Zainab Al Hashemi, Saeed Al Madani, Sheikha Bin Daher, Maryam Al Falasi, Tulip Hazbar and Nada Khaled.
Individual applicants can download the project brief and application form from the Dubai Culture or ArtintheCity website, and should be submitted by January 12, 2013, the statement said.
The theme of this year’s ArtBus commission is ‘UAE: Then and Now’, and applicants should aim to interpret this in their artwork.
Three artists will be selected and commissioned by ArtintheCity and Dubai Culture to create their proposed artworks, which will be printed and wrapped onto the ArtBus as it travels across Dubai in March, it said.
As in previous years, the ArtBus will follow three daily routes across Dubai from March 20 to 23, 2013, including the three major art hubs - Al Quoz, Jumeirah/Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, and DIFC/Downtown. Tickets will be available in 2013 from ArtintheCity and Time Out Tickets, at the rate of Dh50 ($13.61) per person per day/route. – TradeArabia News Service