A page of competitions, residencies and other opportunities open to the Gulf’s culture community. If you know of anything we should include, please email us.

 

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[none stated]Singers for Voices of Harmony (female only) and Blue Fever

Organiser:
Location: Abu Dhabi
Info: email request to Voices of Harmony or Blue Fever

Medium:

Singing

Key elements:

  • Voices of Harmony is an all-female a cappella four-part barbershop quartet based in Abu Dhabi
  • Blue Fever is an a cappella jazz group based in Abu Dhabi
  • “Friendly and fun”

Theme:

n/a

Qualification:

None stated, but a reasonable singing voice seems relevant

Outcomes:

Singing together for pleasure, plus occasional public performances

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26 Jan 2019

 

Open Call for Correspondents at March Meeting 2019

Organiser: Sharjah Art Foundation
Location: Sharjah
Info: website

Medium:

Art writing, research, curatorial

Key elements:

  • Open call for artists, writers, researchers, curators and art practitioners
  • MM 2019 will expand on the overall Sharjah Biennial 14 theme of Leaving the Echo Chamber
  • Correspondents engage with MM 2019 presentations and performances, drawing connections and expanding on ideas explored during Sharjah Biennial 14’s opening days
  • Applications should demonstrably relate to SB14 platforms
  • Applicants should demonstrate an ability to synthesise ideas for an audience of art professionals and the general public
  • Correspondents expected to attend SB14 opening day (7 Mar) and all MM 2019 sessions (7-12 Mar)
  • Apply with bio, statement of research interests, sample of related writing sample

Theme:

  • Sharjah Biennial 14 theme is Leaving the Echo Chamber

Qualification:

  • No specific requirements listed

Outcomes:

  • Presentations/performances for approx three days between March 2019 and March 2020
  • Return travel to and accommodation expenses in Sharjah from 6 to 12 March 2019 plus “a modest per diem”
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30 Apr 2019

 

Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower

Organiser: Bee Breeders / Environment Agency Abu Dhabi 
Location: Abu Dhabi 
Info: website

Medium:

Design

Key elements:

  • Design a new observation tower for the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve
  • Register by 30 April, submit proposals by 13 June; decision 18 July
  • First prize: $3,000 plus construction. Second: $1,500. Third: $500. Additional: $500 best student, $500 Green Award
  • Project spec:
    • Max tower height 12m
    • Max combined floor area 400 m²
    • Durable, vandal-proof, easily repaired
    • Accessible for disabled visitors
    • Access by flexible modular boardwalk system
    • Environmentally responsible and energy efficient construction
    • Little or no mechanical excavation
  • Project proposal:
    • No set budget, but construction costs should not exceed $200,000.
    • Submit four A2 presentation boards (no video files accepted)
    • Registration fees: $90-140 per submission, depending on when you register (discounts for students)
    • Enter as individual or team (max four members)

Theme:

  • None

Qualification:

  • Open to all, no professional status required

Outcomes:

  • Prizes and publicity for winners, plus permanent construction for first-place project
  • Publicity for six commended projects

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