Launched in 2013, the award supports the growth of the UAE visual arts scene by encouraging emerging Emirati artists (Emirati undergraduates, postgraduates and recent graduates) to engage with the Festival exhibition. Applicants create a visual artwork (any visual medium) that is inspired by the Abu Dhabi Festival visual arts exhibition. Selec…

Supported by L’Ecole Van Cleef and Arpels, this is a new, annual award specially tailored for Emiratis. This year we are looking for talented and ambitious Nationals who are jewellery designers – if this sounds like you, we want to hear about it! Names in the jewellery world come no bigger than L’ecole Van Cleef and Arpels, who is supporting t…

Established in 1996, the ADMAF Creativity Award celebrates outstanding Emirati talent in the visual and performing arts, literature and film. The 2019 version of the Award, however, will only accept applications in the Literature category. The genres are Poetry, Drama, Prose, Non-fiction and Media. Admission and selection criteria Entries are…

Presented in partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi, the award gives UAE undergraduates and recent graduates the chance to create a work of art that, in the spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, can be publicly exhibited and enjoyed.

The Design Commission was established in 2014 to recognise outstanding innovation and achievement by young Emiratis in the fields of design and architecture. The competitive award nurtures potential and encourages creative practice by providing a launch-pad for emerging designers and architects across the UAE. Admission and selection criteria Submissions are welcome from Emirat…

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The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award winning work has been revealed, ‘Sila’ meaning ‘connect’, by young artists from the American University of Sharjah, Falwah Alhouti, Ibrahim Abdellatif and Omer Al Raee, taking inspiration from the UAE’s cultural heritage and folklore important elements of our nation’s identity and embodies artistic creativity contributing to unity and community solidarity through the arts.

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The enchanting winning artwork from “The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award 2018” finally unveiled at the NYU Abu Dhabi. The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award, under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, is an art award presented by NYU Abu Dhabi in partnership with #ADMAF. Open to UAE-based students, and graduates within the last five years, the Award was established to encourage the creation of new artwork in the UAE, to act as a launching pad for visual artists across the Emirates and to offer the winner an insight into professional life as an artist from commission to exhibition.

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The team have been on the road, visiting universities across the seven Emirates. Introducing students to ADMAF’s awards, grants and professional opportunities, the roadshow informed and inspired the next generation of creative voices.

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