Performing Arts Production Programme Open Call Application

Applications close 14 February 2021


What we are looking for

Surprise us but think of these guidelines: 

  • An original concept for a diverse and cosmopolitan audience
  • Given the exceptional circumstances the global pandemic has produced, we encourage you to explore new forms of performance outside the closed space format


What do we offer

  • Financial support
  • Six days (six hours maximum per day) use of rehearsal space with logistics and technical facilities (only for UAE-based artists)
  • A presentation as part of the Cultural Foundation performing arts programme (performance fees and marketing will be covered by Cultural Foundation)


Essential information for applicants

  • You need to be a UAE based artist or from the region
  • You already have an artistic background
  • You are applying to cover the costs to produce a new and original creation to be delivered by fall 2021
  • Produced works must be in Arabic or English or in whatever language that is not a barrier to accessibility
  • The production process must be aligned with the necessary health and safety precautions
  • Incomplete applications or those sent after the deadline will not be considered
  • Your application will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the Cultural Foundation programming team and independent professionals
  • You will be notified of the results by the end of March. Pre-selected applicants will be invited to an interview before the final decision


Application Requirements

Please fill out the application form and submit it by emailing