Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival
The Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival was established in March 2013 and is the Foundation’s signature arts and culture event annually. The Festival is a nonprofit initiative designed to showcase the talent and work of local and international artists, photographers, and filmmakers in a community setting and to support the development of the arts in Ras Al Khaimah. Since 2019, the Festival has presented its fine art, photography, and sculptures as a large-scale, outdoor visual arts exhibition in the recently restored Al Jazirah Al Hamra Heritage Village. Other regular Festival programming includes film screenings, tours, and public art workshops.Read More
Studio and Gallery
The Al Qasimi Foundation’s Studio & Gallery serves as a collaborative hub of innovation and creativity in Ras Al Khaimah. Through exhibitions, artist residencies, community workshops, and events, it provides a platform for engaging local artists and community members in creative dialogue and exchange. The Studio & Gallery aims to highlight the integral role arts play in personal and community growth and helps to support the artistic community in Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates through a wide range of cultural and educational programming.
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To build on the programming associated with the annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, the Studio & Gallery hosts year-round art workshops and educational programming. Most workshops are free and open to the public.
Artists interested in hosting a creative workshop as part of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival or Studio & Gallery calendar of events must complete the Workshop Application Form and submit the following supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lead presenter's artistic CV
- Detailed description of each workshop idea (max. 3 pages)
- Images to support workshop ideas, including samples of what participants would create
- Artistic CV or Collection Overview
- Number, titles, and dimensions of artworks intended for exhibition
- Images of artworks intended for exhibition as .doc or .pdf files
- Sunday – Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
*Adjustments to the standard exhibition hours may be made based on mutual agreement.
The Foundation's Artist-in-Residence Program provides an opportunity for local and international artists to produce new work and engage in cultural exchange with the Ras Al Khaimah community. Resident Artists are encouraged to draw inspiration from the Emirates as they develop their work and share their talent with the local community by leading public workshops and classes. Applications are welcome from all nationalities and creative practices for residencies lasting 6 – 12 months. The Artist-in-Residence Program culminates in an exhibition at the Foundation’s Studio & Gallery and the potential to engage the community in developing a public art installation.Read More
The Foundation’s Film Grants provide early career filmmakers with 25,000 AED of funding to direct short films on topics related to the United Arab Emirates or broader Gulf region. A minimum of one grant is awarded annually through a competitive application process, and documentaries are given preference. Films produced through Film Grant awards are screened at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival the following year.Read More