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With change happening so fast in the past years, the lines between yesterday, today and tomorrow feel blurry. Such a pace puts us in a space where we are living the future as we make it. This poses the question or rather questions of how it is affecting our way of thinking, our ideas that shape our behaviors. And once those new behaviors are embraced on a communal scale and become repetitive, they eventually re-shape our traditions. All of that will redefine our culture. But how can we control it or benefit from it? How can we shape it? What can we learn from existing traditions and heritage? What is the role of each one of us in it? What is really needed to re-cultivate our culture to create the future we want now?

During the five days of this year's MISK Art Week, we shall explore those notions of re-cultivating our culture as we live it. Through talks, panels, workshops, exhibitions and performances, you will join the conversation with speakers and experts from Saudi and around the globe to establish a common understanding or at least inspire each other in the different ways we can explore our renewed selves.


  • Young Artists
  • White Paper


Calling all young artists to respond to the topic of Culture Re-Cultivated by submitting artworks that will be virtually displayed in MAW’s virtual Young Artist Showcase. The showcase feature allows the artists to have a direct link and engage with the audience through discussions and sales.

Selection Criteria

  1. Original artwork relevant to the theme of Misk Art Week.
  2. Identified medium, size, title of the work.
  3. Provides high-resolution photos of the work.
  4. Artwork will be chosen based on the quality and originality of the work.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Artworks should have been created within the past two years.
  2. Works must be available for display for the entire length of the exhibition.
  3. Artists should provide their Bio and CV.
  4. Artists can participate with up to five submissions/artworks.
  5. MAI reserves the right to exhibit the selected entry or entries and to publish these entries, in whole or in part, on MAW platform, in media publications or broadcasts.
  6. All selected participants retain the intellectual property rights of their entries.
  7. The selected participants permit MAW to use their name and provided details in connection with the program.
  8. MAW reserves the right to cancel the selected participant’s entry in case the participant fails to deliver on time for the program.
  9. Non-original artworks created by the artists will result in immediate disqualification of the participant.
  10. All required documents and information should be completed in the form.

Open call closed


Misk Art Institute aims to support research in the creative sector by inviting researchers to participate in this open call. With the primary objective to promote and develop the field of research in the region, the white papers will supplement Misk Art Week and it’s forum Culture Recultivated which will be held on the first three days between December 3, 2020 - December 5, 2020.

In addition to the white papers, researchers may be asked to present their research in a pre-recorded video, which will be embedded and displayed online during the forum in connection to the relevant topics being discussed through talks.

Open call closed

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