Friends of the Arab World Institute : The 4th edition of the ‘‘Friends of the Arab World Institute (AWI) Award for young contemporary Arab artists”

AWI Friends Prize : to support young artists

The Prize offers :

  • A three-month residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris and a 3200€ grant
  • To exhibit an unpublished work as part of the spring event exhibition “Football and the Arab world”.
  • The entry in the collections of the museum of the Arab World Institute, of this same work.


4th Edition : Football and Arab World

The 4th edition of the ‘‘Friends of the Arab World Institute (AWI) Award for young  contemporary Arab artists” will be organized as part of “Football & Arab World” collective exhibition, which will be inaugurated in April 2019 at the AWI.


Conditions of participation :

Participation in the competition is reserved for applicants who meet the following requirements; they must


  • A national of one of the following countries: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, or Yemen.
  • An artist involved in the visual arts (drawing, photography, video, installations, etc.)
  • Aged under 40 (or aged 40) on 31 October 2018
  • Apply as an individual
  • An artist whose work has never been the subject of a monograph (other than in a gallery and art school).
  • Be able to speak some English or French
  • Completed his/her studies

To download the call for applications :



Deadline: October 31, 2018


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