Emerging Visual Artists Prize

Emerging Visual Artists Prize

World Art Dubai and Rove Hotels announce the top 20 Emerging Visual Artists

Second World Art Dubai Emerging Artists Prize & Exhibition returns in partnership with Rove Hotels. 


Emerging Visual Artists Prize

The World Art Dubai Emerging Artists Prize & Exhibition returns for its second year in partnership with Rove Hotels under the theme of ‘Across Cultures’. Budding artists looking for the opportunity to showcase their creativity are encouraged to submit their entries.

The theme selection celebrates the UAE’s diverse population, and serves as a tribute to the much-awaited Expo 2020 Dubai. 
10 participants have been shortlisted to win:

  • First prize: A stand at World Art Dubai 2021
  • Second prize: 3-month exhibition space at one of Rove Hotels in Dubai with an overnight stay at any of the Rove Hotel properties

Artworks will be shortlisted by Rebia, founder of the Emerging Scene, as the curator for this competition, World Art Dubai curator and artist Petra Kaltenbach as well as the Rove Hotels team, taking into consideration qualities such as originality, uniqueness of the style and composition.


Cast your vote now for your favorite art piece before it closes at 27th September 2020.

Vote Here

Top 15 Shortlisted Visual Artists


  • MAR 2: Deadline for submission
  • MAR 5: Shortlisted Artworks will be contacted and declared 
  • Before AUG 31: 20 Shortlisted Artworks must be delivered to Rove Hotels
  • SEPT 1 – SEPT 24: 20 Shortlisted artworks will be exhibited in one of Rove Hotels. Voting would be available online only.
  • SEPT 24: Reveal ceremony for the top 10 artworks
  • OCT 8 to 10: Exhibition of work at Rove Corner in World Art Dubai


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