The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has announced that the fourth edition of the Ithra Art Prize is now open for submissions.
The Ithra Art Prize is presented in partnership with Ad-Diriyah Biennale Foundation, and the winning artwork will be unveiled at the inaugural Ad-Diriyah Biennale, the Kingdom’s first biennale. Entry is open to all Saudi and Saudi-based contemporary artists, as well as artists from or based in the 22 Arab League countries.
The prize includes up to $100,000 for the winner to create a world-class work of art. It is one of the most significant art prizes in the world. The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2021 Ithra Art Prize is August 16. A jury of local and international leaders of the art world will evaluate the proposals and announce the winner on August 30. The winning artwork will be unveiled at the Ad-Diriyah Biennale in Riyadh on December 7, and will then join Ithra’s prestigious permanent art collection.