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Calling all artists in Bahrain
Participation in the Bahrain 44th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition

Under the patronage of H.R.H. Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, the 44th annual anniversary of the Fine Arts Exhibition will be held on the 17th of January 2018. The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) is now accepting online applications until December 15th 2017.

Application Conditions

  • Applicants must be Bahraini nationals or residents in Bahrain and  above the age of 18.
  • Artworks must be original and not more than one year old. With maximum dimensions of 2x2x2m
  • In the case of installations, make sure a document is sent with full description/sketches of the work (taking into considerations scales and ratios), specifying area needed and material used, as well as exhibiting requirements (electricity, lights, etc..)
  • Every artist must submit a collection of 3 artworks (ensuring cohesiveness), except installation artists, the artworks will either be accepted or rejected as a collection.
  • Any application that is incomplete or does not meet the condition will be disqualified.
  • The deadline is Friday 22nd December 2017, at 23:59 pm. No application will be accepted after it.

How to apply?

  • Artists can  only apply through the Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities’ website ,
  • Only completed applications will be presented to and discussed with the selection committees.
  • Once accepted, the team will be in touch with the artists to submit their works, all communications will be via emails.


The Awards

  • First place: AlDanah Award and BHD6000 cash prize
  • Second place: Solo exhibition at the Art Centre (all expenses paid)
  • Third Place: 2 weeks residency (all expenses paid)


For more information or enquiry:
Tel: 17298745


Participation Form

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