Call for Artist Submissions: Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival includes recycled art category for the first time

Artists and film makers from around the world are invited to enter the 6th Annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival. Online submissions will be accepted August 20, 2017 through October 20, 2017 in four categories: film, photography, visual arts, and student work. 
New this year, the Festival has partnered with the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Waste Management Agency to introduce a “Recycled Art” sub-category within Visual Arts. To spur innovation and even greater creativity, eligible submissions in the new sub-category must use recyclable materials from the emirate or focus on telling the story of recycling.





The new Recycled Art sub-category is open to individuals, students, and school teams, and participants can source recyclable materials for their submissions directly from the RAK Waste Management Agency. Two Recycled Art winners will be honored during the Festival in February 2018 with 2,500 AED awards. (For information and submission guidelines, visit: “Raising awareness of recycling is essential for the success of Ras Al Khaimah’s efforts to divert 75% of all municipal solid waste from landfills by 2021. Art provides a unique and fun way to encourage recycling, and the Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Agency is proud to partner with the Festival to encourage the creative reuse of recyclable materials.” – Sonia Nasser, Executive Director of the Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Agency.


Beyond the new Recycled Art sub-category, the Festival committee looks forward to continuing its discovery of new talent and honoring a diverse range of local and international filmmakers, photographers, sculptures, painters, calligraphers, and designers through the submissions process.
“The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is a platform for Emirati artists to share artwork with other art lovers and art experts. It also provides people living in the Northern Emirates a way to stay connected with the region’s growing art scene and serves as a stepping-stone for reaching broader international audiences.” – Suqrat bin Bisher, Festival Director.





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