It’s hard to know how to keep track and note when there are calls to entry or competitions for artists in Dubai so I will do my best to list all the ones I know about here that continually offer opportunities to artists.
Tashkeel has several throughout the year that are open calls to artists.
Marsam Mattar has several call to artists throughout the year but there is what I believe to be a large entry fee (no disrespect meant but its a bit big for my pockets!). As of my publishing date, their website was down for maintenance but here is an article on the gallery.
Al Funoon through Dubai Ladies Club has calls to artists throughout the year. One of special note is the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award.
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum International Photography Award is free to enter.
Emirates Photography Competition has a small fee to enter.
ArtInTheCity is an awesome resource you can subscribe to so you might be better informed about ongoings, including competitions and calls to artists, in Dubai’s art community.
BE COURAGEOUSLY CREATIVE: Dubai artists: do you know of other galleries, magazines, etc. that offer open submissions to artists? Share below!
Thanks Ashoka! These are pretty old now I’m sure there are updates needed.