Saudi and Saudi-based contemporary artists and collectives are invited to submit proposals for the third edition of the Ithra Art Prize which will see the winning artist awarded up to $100,000 to create a major new commission.

The winning work is unveiled at Art Dubai 2020 before going on to become a part of Ithra’s growing permanent art collection in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The winning artist is awarded up to $100,000 to create a major new commission.

Launched in 2017 by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in collaboration with Art Dubai, the Prize is awarded to emerging Saudi and Saudi-based talent in contemporary art as a means to fund, promote and offer Saudi artists a global platform.

Previous Ithra Art Prize winners are Sharjah-based conceptual artist Ayman Zedani whose commission, Meem, was exhibited at Art Dubai in 2018 and, London-based Saudi Arabian artist, Daniah Alsaleh, whose large-scale multimedia installation, Sawtam, was showcased at Art Dubai 2019 and is currently part of ‘Artificial Intelligence and Intercultural Dialogue Art Exhibition’ at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Applications for the third annual Ithra Art Prize close on October 3 - to learn more and apply, please click here.