Art Dubai, the Middle East's leading international art fair, has been appointed as one of the commissioning entities for the inaugural Dubai Public Art landmark commission. Art Dubai has worked in partnership with Dubai Culture since the launch of the initiative, supporting the development of the Public Art Strategy approved in January 2022, and continues today in this important collaboration to enable the sector to deliver effective education programmes that will help to create opportunities for the creative and cultural industries and build a lasting public art infrastructure for the emirate of Dubai.
Applications are now open for UAE based practitioners to submit their proposal for inaugural commission taking place through Dubai Culture with commissioning entity Art Dubai, which will be unveiled in late 2023 in one of Dubai's most beautiful public gardens in Al Hudaiba, overlooking the Etihad Museum and Union House. The deadline to submit applications is 13 February 2023. Shortlisted artists will be announced at the 16th edition of Art Dubai on 1-5 March, and each will receive a fee of $5,000 to create a detailed proposal and a prototype or maquette of their pieces.