Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall Exhibition: Summer 2023

16 Jul 2023

Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall


16 Jul 2023 - 31 Aug 2023

Application deadline

08 Apr 2023 - 22 May 2023


Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall

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An opportunity for artists to showcase their artwork for seven weeks in a professional art environment

Since its inception in 1985, Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall was a landmark in the creative community, drawing together the artistic community through art exhibitions featuring a wide spectrum of artists of all levels. Reviving this rich history, the Institute invites artists to apply to the inaugural annual Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall Exhibition: Summer 2023

About the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall Exhibition: Summer 2023

Inspired by the Hall’s role in the development of the Kingdom’s art scene, particularly its role of featuring artists of levels together in one space, this exhibition aims to support, promote, and exhibit the works of artists in the Kingdom and encourage creative production—enriching local content.

The first edition of the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall Exhibition: Summer 2023 welcomes artists of all levels of experience to apply by exploring and interpreting the edition’s thematic focus: tradition and showcase either a painting, sculpture, drawing, or photograph. 

Selected artworks will be displayed in a group exhibition (July 16 – August 31, 2023), offering a unique chance to connect with the local creative community within a professional institutional setting. 

Theme: Tradition 

How can works of art reflect a society’s culture?

This exhibition asks artists to present works that express an aspect of society’s culture that—despite the influences of modern life—have been safeguarded and passed down from one generation to another.

Who’s it for?

Saudi and Saudi residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Visual artist (paintings, sculpture, drawing, or photography)

  • Over 21 years old

  • Individual applications only (art collectives and duos cannot apply as a group)

All levels welcome, no previous exhibition experience is required. 

Submitted artworks must meet the following criteria:

  • Artwork/s must be original and not copied or adapted from other works (artists should own the rights to the work)

  • Artwork/s should not be older than one year 

  • Artwork/s must be durable enough for shipping, framing, and installation 

  • Artwork/s should not exceed 2.5 meters in height

  • An artist can submit up to three artworks

*Artworks that are in categories like mixed media or screen prints will fall under the “drawing” or “painting” categories, though these works must include a manual drawing/painting element.

Selection Criteria

The Misk Art Institute curatorial team will review all applications considering:

  • Visual impact (composition and design)

  • Strength of concept

  • Skill and technique

  • Innovation 

  • Relevance and suitability 

What You Will Gain

  • Exhibiting in a professional art institution 

  • Networking and exhibiting alongside artists of varying experiences

  • Showcase in an exhibition featuring several media

What Misk Art Institute Covers

  • Costs and management of shipping 

  • Installation 

Note: that the artworks will remain under the ownership of the artists and be returned to them post-exhibition.

For submission and inquiries email: [email protected]