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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT QATAR INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL 2022

 

About the Festival

Qatar International Art festival is the largest annual International Art Festival in Qatar by MAPS International WLL, a Qatari Company registered under the law of the State of Qatar.

QIAF is organised by a Team of experienced professionally qualified management people headed by Rashmi Agarwal, an internationally renowned artist, entrepreneur and President of MAPS International WLL.

Yes, the festival was earlier organised in 2018, 2019 and 2021. This year 2022 will be the 4th edition for the Qatar International Art festival.

The festival will be organized from 25th September until 30th September 2022

Arrival of Outstation Participants – 24th September 2022

Departure of Outstation Participants – 1st October 2022

Hotel Night provided by the Organizers – 24,25,26,27,28,29 & 30 September 2022

QIAF 2022 will be organized at Katara Cultural Village.

The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara was born out of a long-held vision to position the State of Qatar as a cultural beacon a lighthouse of art, radiating in the Middle East through theatre, literature, music, visual art, conventions, and exhibitions.

This village shall be a glimpse of the future of a world where people of different cultural backgrounds overcome their national boundaries and embrace common causes to promote a united humanity.

Katara is where the grace of the past meets the splendor of the future.

Katara Cultural Foundation is the Cultural Partner of QIAF for 2022.

For more information about Katara please visit www.katara.net

The Catalogue for the festival can be downloaded on the home screen of our website www.qiaf.net

Detail program will be published in the month of August 2022. However, the list of following activities is confirmed.

  1. Painting and Sculptures Exhibition during the festival days
  2. Live painting Symposium during the festival days (New DIY themes & excitements)
  • Red Carpet / special preview for opening ceremony
  1. Qatar Cultural day tour
  2. Artistic Fashion Show
  3. QIAF Ikon Awards 2022
  • Master Classes on art and recent trends
  • Art talk shows and Panel discussions
  1. Live interactive sessions
  2. Award and appreciation night

Press Conference

 

APPLY AND REGISTER FOR THE FESTIVAL

You can register for the festival through the link https://qiaf.net/apply

Our website is www.qiaf.net

Yes, you can register as a group. However, each participant needs to fill in the registration form. If you are in a group of 10+ artists, please contact the organizers at qiaf.maps@gmail.com for the additional privileges and support.

QIAF welcomes the participation of Art Galleries. Art Galleries can register using the link www.qiaf.net/apply-gallery

Yes. We encourage you to travel with your family and enjoy the exotic tourist locations of Qatar. This year 2022, Qatar is the Hosting country for FIFA world Cup. Let this trip be your fun filled family trip.

 

The Extra cost for Guest is detailed in the cost for participation question below. Children below the age of 6 years are free if they are using the same bed with their parents.

 

The family of the participants travelling together will be entitled to all services like the participants except for exhibition space and awards.

Each member of the family needs to fill in the separate QIAF Forms.

Yes. Please apply to participate using the link www.qiaf.net/apply and select this option “Participate in exhibition only – No personal Presence”.

The artwork can be

  1. participation can be by Digital Medium
  2.  
  3. participation can be by sending painting via courier

Your application will be screened, reviewed and you will be provided with the Qatar National Bank account details for payment of the participation fee along with the email of confirmation. After the payment of your participation fee your registration is confirmed.

The Last date for registration and payment is 10th August 2022.

The number of entries is limited and subject to first cum first serve basis.

We encourage the participants to make the payment at their earliest once their application has been approved via confirmation email. The last date for completion of payment is 10th August 2022.

All participation fees need to be paid to our Qatar National bank account. The bank account details will be sent to everyone via email along with the email confirmation.

 

For any inconvenience regarding the transfer of money to the bank account, please write email us for alternative mode of payment.

We do not encourage instalment payment or on arrival payment. However we do not want to deprive the genuine or deserving participants from participating in the festival for financial constraints.

 

Hence if you think you deserve or really need to make the instalment payments, please send your request to the organizers at qiaf.maps@gmail.com . We will review the same. However the decision is solely at the discretion of the organizers and will be reviewed on merit by merit basis.

If the participant is not able to travel due to a valid medical Covid-19 related reasons or due to any national Travel related restrictions, we have a 100% refund policy of the participation money received less bank charges.

The cancellation policy for the participation fee received is as follows. The fee will be refunded with 4 weeks of the cancellation.

 

Cancellations made before 30th June 2022                  –             100% refund less bank charges

 

Cancellations made before 31st July 2022                    –             75% refund less bank charges

 

Cancellations made before 31st August 2022               –             50% refund less bank charges

 

Cancellations made after 1st September 2022             –             No refunds.

 

 

AFTER PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEE

The Participation cost for QIAF 2022 is

1.For the Qatari Nationals, (50% discount for the Qatari Artists only)

2.a Qatar Resident Artists – QAR 1000

2.b For Out Station Artist without Hotel need – QAR 1000 (Same Benefits like Resident Artist) 

3. For the Outstation Artist with Hotel Accommodation on double occupancy basis – USD 1000

4. For the Outstation Artist with Hotel Accommodation on Single occupancy basis – USD 1300

5. For Participation in the Exhibition only with No personal Presence –  USD 250

6. For the Guest of Outstation Artist with Hotel Accommodation on double occupancy basis – USD 900

7. For extra Linear Meter of exhibition Space – USD 200 per Meter

8. For Art Galleries – Minimum 10 meters wall space or floor space –  USD 200 per Meter 

9. Hotel accommodation for Representatives from Art Galleries double / single accommodation – USD 800 / 1100 per person respectively

Participation cost for participant includes

Hotel accommodation (where applicable) – 7 Nights

  1. Daily breakfast and Dinner (only for participants staying at the Hotel)
  2. Local transportation (Only for participants staying at the Hotel)
  3. Qatar Cultural Tour
  4. Exhibition Participation for Paintings and Sculptures
  5. Live Painting participation – Canvas, Easels, and table for Live painting to be provided by the organizers.
  6. Fashion Show Participation
  7. Master Classes
  8. Cultural talk Show and Panel discussions
  9. Awards and Certificates
  10. Publication of Artists profile in the International Festival Magazine
  11. Official media publication

All the participants are required to submit their details using the form www.qiaf.net/apply

This information will be used for printing festival magazine printing and Social Media Advertisement.

The art work to be displayed needs to be pre-approved by the organizers. It should not be inspired nor depict any political, religious or obscene picture. It should in any way not hinder the cultural ethics of the Qatar and region. Also, the use of FIFA world cup logo and / or any collaterals with 3rd party copy right will not be permitted to be exhibited.

Yes. Please email to the organizers at qiaf.maps@gmail.com to receive further instructions and the complete mailing address.

We will have the carpenters available for mounting the paintings on the wall. We will provide the contact details of the framing shop to get the paintings framed on priority basis. However, it is the responsibility of the artist to hand over the ready for display painting to the organizers.

Six number of master classes for 25 minutes each will be organized during the festival days. The master artist will be from the participants only. The decision to allot the master class will be made by the QIAF Art Curators based on the Theme, uniqueness, Experience, Technical knowhow and Knowledge enhancement to the participants. The participants willing to give master classes are requested to apply using the link www.qiaf.net/master-class

 

The Participant giving the master classes will be honored during the award ceremony and be presented by an additional certificate. All registered participants are entitled to participate as an audience for the master classes.

The Last Date to apply for conducting master classes is 10th August 2022.

Artistic Fashion Show is the fashion related event of the QIAF Festival. The participants registered for the QIAF 2022 Festival can only apply to participate in the Artistic Fashion Show. The decision to accept this application will be made by the QIAF Art Curators based on the Theme, uniqueness, Experience, creativity, and appearance to the participants. Thank you for your understanding.

There is NO additional Cost of participating in the Fashion Show.
Yes you can be a fashion designer, a product designer, or any creative idea to showcase your talent in the Artistic fashion Show. Here the participants can showcase their creativity and artworks on various other products like Apparels, curtains, tables, or any other daily life products.

It is the responsibility of the participant to arrange the model for the fashion Show to showcase their product. However we highly encourage the participate to walk to ramp and show case their products.

The participants of QIAF 2022 can apply to participate in the Artistic fashion show using the link www.qiaf.net/fashion-show

There is no additional cost for the QIAF 2022 registered participants to participate in the Artistic Fashion Show.

The Last date to apply for the Artistic Fashion show is 10th August 2022.

 

TRAVEL AND VISA INFORMATION

Qatar is the most visa friendly country in the Region. Presently the State of Qatar provided to Citizens of over 95 countries are eligible for Visa-free entry into the state of Qatar. (https://www.visitqatar.qa/intl-en/plan-your-trip/visas.

Please review the travel restrictions due to Covid-19 pandemic and Qatar Travel guidelines. https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx

If you are still need the visa, we can issue the tourist visa to you through the Hotel at an additional cost of USD 100 per person.  

Covid-19 pandemic is fast recovering all over the world. The Covid-19 situation is Qatar has recovered much better as compared to the world average.

The Travel restriction in Qatar is has eased to a great extent. Please review the latest Ministry of Public Health travel guidelines using the following link https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Qatar-Travel-Policyy.aspx

For the participants traveling to Qatar to participate in the QIAF 2022 festival and staying with us at the Hotel, can fill in the form using the following link www.qiaf.net/travel-info

Organizers will NOT be providing Airport pickups and Airport Drop. However other local transports from Hotel to Event Venue will be provided by the organizers.

We will communicate the details once we have the confirmation from Airlines.

 

DURING THE FESTIVAL DAYS IN QATAR

The maximum size of the space that will be provided per participants will be 1m width x 2 m height.

 

Additional space can be booked by the participants at an extra cost. Please email to the organizers at qiaf.maps@gmail.com for additional space requirements. You should plan to exhibit the painting so that not more than 60% of the above space in filled.

The participants may make a sale arrangement of their artwork with the prospective buyer.  It will be a direct deal between the artist and the buyer. The sale proceeds need to be directly collected by the artist. Organisers may help you with their advice, if requested.   

All art works created by the participants during live painting at the festival will be displayed for public viewing and then handed over to   the organizers. The organizers will at their sole discretion decide the best use of the same. However, it is the intention of the organizers to use the art works for some social cause and give back to the society as a contribution for some Nobel cause.

The Hotel will be a star hotel in the center of the Doha City. We will arrange all the transportation from Hotel to the festival site and return.

The check in and check out time for the Hotel is 14:00pm and 12:00 noon respectively. However subject to availability and policy of the Hotel, they may consider any special request for early check in or late check out.

 

Please co-ordinate directly with the Hotel Representative if you need early check in or late check out and they will try our best to accommodate the same.

The Detailed Program with the daily time schedule will emailed to all the participants 15 days before the festival dates.

The information will also be uploaded on the festival website.

Previous Years Photos and Videos can be viewed on the social media pages and using the following link on our website 

 

https://qiaf.net/gallery-2021/

 

https://qiaf.net/gallery-2019/

 

https://qiaf.net/gallery-2018/

Official Email : qiaf.maps@gmail.com     

                          info@qiaf.net

 

Website : ww.qiaf.net

 

Facebook : /rashmigold

/qiafmapsqatar

 

Instagram :  /qiaf_festival

 

Contact Person

 

Rashmi Agarwal, Head of Festival – QIAF

President – MAPS International WLL

 

Email : rashmi.maps@gmail.com

 

Please save the above emails and links. We will not communicate from any other links than as mentioned above.