ARTISTS OPEN CALL UNESCO BEIRUT

2nd Station from DAF WORLD TOUR 2016

"NEW" : MAXIMUM DEADLINE EXTENTION TO FINALISE APPLICATION : 10 Junes, 2016

The earlier the Better. Arists who apply early will not miss out on our social gatherings and whatsapp group info exchange or on the marketing and social media exposure.

"MESSAGE OF PEACE" through Art

A Caravan is about to set off from the deserts on a mission to tour the world with a message of peace through Art. World Tour has started off back in 2014 in Beijing, China with a wonderful Exhibition hosted at the Times Art Museum. Our 2nd station is now OPEN at UNESCO, Beirut, Lebanon. Artists and Galleries can now book their space.
Big image

EXHIBITION DATES

Monday, June 27th, 5pm to Thursday, June 30th, 5pm

Unesco, Beirut




ARTISTS AND GALLERIES CAN CHOSE TO EITHER TRAVEL AND BE AT THE EXHIBITION

OR TO STAY HOME AND LET THEIR ARTWORKS BE THEIR AMBASSADOR




ARTISTS AND GALLERIES may stay in the UAE and only their artworks may be shipped to beirut and exhibited. We will promote your arworks and your artistic identity/theme/individual artworks. We will have to collect as much information as possible from you through a one on one meeting to form an idea and to represent you the way you would have represented yourself and your artwork. A video interview will be made with each artist/gallery representative that will be played during the opening night and througout the exhibition.


For Artists/Gallery Representatives Travelling who have no problem with visiting Lebanon at this period of time.


There are many hotels near UNESCO : Verdun area, buzzing with cafes, restaurants, hair-dressers, shopping center, movies and much more. One of my favorites is at Walking distance from UNESCO and to the Beach Side : RAWSHEH (The ROCK) where you see the same sight in the picutre.


We will be TOGETHER on this wonderful journey of Delivering the Peace Message in a REAL Touristic and Artistic experience. Check the link below with the HOTEL details. Our best pick is 4 point Sheraton but many other hotels are available in the vicinity. We have designated a special wall of 25 meters for Galleries. Booking Price per meter are same as for artists bookings.




SEQUENCE OF EVENTS & DEADLINES



1.BEFORE THE EXHIBITION :


  • SUBMITTING APPLICATION AND SHIPPING INFORMATION : APRIl 20, 2016
  • ARTISTS MEET, GREET, TENTATIVE PRESS RELEASE AND MEDIA EXPOSURE : MAY 1 , 2016
  • PRE-TRAVEL ARTISTS DINNER (Iftar) : JUNE 22, 2016

1.PRE-EXHIBITION IN BEIRUT


ARTISTS STAYING IN UAE :


- Keep checking Social Media for pictures of events happening with Beirut Team on Social Media. Whatsapp Group exchange of messages and pictures.


ARTISTS/Gallery Representatives in BEIRUT :


- BEST Booking arrival date : 25 June. Gathering artists at the Hotel. 2 Artists may share a suite comfortably/ 4 ladies may share a suite thus making their stay cheaper. Suites have One bedroom and a seperate big space for living and dining room which can fit one extra bed plus the sofa.

Other Hotels may be looked in with our advice in same area.

* Lebanese Artists/Gallery Representatives Residents of the UAE may stay at their homes in Lebanon but need to be with us from 10 am every day starting 25th June and will be asked to volunteer helping out with organizing the groups there or with suggestions of sight-seeing and fun and cultural programs: (contact us : info@daf.ae)


UNESCO EXHIBITION OPENING NIGHT


Recieving the Shipment and Hanging the artworks.


MEDIA : TV AND PRESS COVERAGE OF UNESCO EVENTS IN LEBANON.

GUESTS: Ministers, Ambassadors, International organizations/companies, Gallery Managers and owners, Fine Arts Association of Lebanon, Public.

VISAS : Depending on artist's naitonality passport (need to check).

BIO : All bios along with images need to be sent to Lebanon for approval. In case of any rejection, full participation fee amount paid wil be refunded back to the artist.




  • A. Artists/Gallery Representatives travelling to Beirut :
  • OPENING NIGHT Celebration at 5pm. IFTAR 7pm.
  • B. Artists/Gallery Representatives who can not attend the exhibition will have their works exhibited, and will be able to view the event live on social media.

3. AFTER THE EXHIBITION :


  • Sending the Shipment : 30 June at 5pm. Receiving/ collecting the Shipment : within 10 days from exhibition closure date.
  • Artists Dinner Celebration, Interview with Questions and and Answers, Art Talk, Offering Certificates of Participation. All recorded on video. All will be uploaded to our DAF youtube channel.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Big image

CHINESE ARTISTS ARE WELCOME TO EXHIBIT IN DAF WORLD TOUR ALONG UAE ARTISTS

China hosted our DAF World Tour Art Exhibition first station therefore Chinese artists are welcome to be onboard any of our future World Tour stations. For Chinese artists kindly send your details : bio and few images of your works : Paintings, sculptures, jewellery, pottery, hand-made original carpets. Please apply to same email adress : info@daf.ae and request a meeting if you have other artworks than painting.

ARTWORK DETAILS

DIFC area

“MESSAGE OF PEACE"


THEME OF THE EXHIBITION : A Caravan sets off from the deserts and onboard, International Artists on a mission to tour the world with a unique Art Exhibition concept themed “ MESSAGE OF PEACE THROUGH ART".

.


NOTE : Artists and Galleries will be able to travel to the Exhibition Hosting Country/Station. Others will be sending their artworks and DAF will be representing them. No artwork will be delivered independantly.


PAST EXHIBITION : “Message of PEACE to the World” has successfully inaugurated its first Exhibition in Beijing, China in 2014 at the prestigious Times Art Museum Gallery (Sister of Times Art Museum NY) facing the Tsinghua University and in the Financial Centre district. The Tour has been warmly welcomed by UNESCO, Beirut.


VISION : Artists of every host country will be invited to participate on-board the caravan for the next stations. With additional station artist & Galleries on the rise, the tour will expand. The Tour will conclude back in Dubai, UAE at expo 202o with a Gala Dinner hosting all tour artists/galleries/and artworks collected during the Tour. An Auction will take place during the Gala Dinners taking place in every one of the 7 emirates hosting Intertnational Charity Organizations and Patrons of the Arts.

Big image

TO APPLY : send your details to : info@daf.ae



INFORMATION :



CONTENT YOU WILL BE GETTING :


  • APPLICATION FORM.
  • PARTICIPATION INVOICE/RECEIPT.
  • PICTURES AND VIDEOS .
  • CERTFICATE OF PARTICIPATION.
  • WORLD TOUR ART EXHIBITIONS CATALOGUE.

ABOUT DUBAI ART FANS


Dubai Art Fans also conveniently known as DAF, is a community focused art initiative made up of artists and art enthusiasts. At present, DAF is a community of 1000 plus members and volunteers with increasing numbers by the day.


DAF encourages public engagement with the art world by arranging various group activities, , art festivals and gallery tours;

DAF’s long term focus is to empower artists within the UAE through hosting auctions, workshops and exhibitions at a variety of curatorial public spaces. DAF's objective is to contribute to the UAE's Art scene locally and to gain expsosure and recognition internationally.