Christo and Jeanne-Claude have been creating monumental works on a huge scale for over half a century, and Christo is committed to supporting the next generation of artists and creative practitioners in the UAE. The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award is given for the proposal and creation of an artwork that, in the spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, can be publicly exhibited and enjoyed.
Applications for the 2018 Award are now open (from 24 October). The deadline is 22 January 2018.
The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award has been established to nurture artistic talent in the United Arab Emirates; it is presented by New York University Abu Dhabi and run by the team at the NYUAD Art Gallery in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF).
Artists may work in any media – including, but not limited to, photography, sculpture, installation, land art, and video – and they are encouraged to think creatively about how to exhibit their work. To apply, you need to complete an application form which must include a proposed budget.
The winning artist will receive $10,000 to produce the new work, which will be exhibited at NYUAD Abu Dhabi campus in November 2018. At the end of their exhibition, the artist will then be gifted $5,000 by Christo himself to fund future artistic projects, study and/ or work experience.