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Why was this competition established?

As both a learning-based platform and showcase platform supporting the Saudi creative sector, Ithra conducts a variety of initiatives, enabling and displaying creative talents from different fields. One prominent endeavor - the Open Call for Emerging Artists, promotes fostering the talents of Saudi and Saudi-based contemporary artists.

Is it open to everyone in Saudi Arabia?

The competition is open to all emerging Saudi and Saudi based artists who have lived in Saudi Arabia for a minimum of 10 years.

Is there an entry fee?

No, the open call is free to enter.

How will the training take place?

The training program will be conducted virtually through an online platform.

Do I need to attend the training program?

Yes, the online training program is mandatory.

If I was selected as the winner, will Ithra commission the artwork?

Ithra will be commissioning the work of the winning artist proposal.

What happens after I submit my application?

Applications will be reviewed by a jury panel of experts and shortlisted to 10. The shortlisted artists will be contacted via email.