6th Edition


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

Yes, the festival was earlier organized in the years 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023. This year 2024 will be the 6th edition for the Qatar International Art festival.

The festival will be organised in the last week of November 2024

Arrival of Outstation Participants – Day 1

Departure of Outstation Participants – Day 8

Hotel Night provided by the Organizers – 7 nights.

Final Dates of the festival will be announced in the month of February 2024

QIAF 2024 will be organised at Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar.

The Catalogue for the festival can be downloaded on the home screen of our website

Detail program will be published in the month of May 2024. However, the list of following activities are confirmed.

  1. Painting and Sculptures Exhibition during the festival days
  2. Live painting Symposium during the festival days (New DIY themes & excitements)
  3. Red Carpet / special preview for opening ceremony.
  4. Qatar Cultural city tours // Desert Safari
  5. Artistic Fashion Show
  6. Master Classes on art and recent trends
  7. Art talk shows and Panel discussions
  8. Art Conference
  9. Art Workshops
  10. Award and Felicitation Ceremony
  11. Net Working Dinner
  12. QIAF Cultural Evening



You can register for the festival through the link


Our website is

For any queries, send us the email on

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 for the additional privileges and support.

To participate as an Art Gallery, you need to register using the link

Yes. We encourage you to travel with your family and enjoy the exotic tourist locations of Qatar. 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 and select this option “Participate in exhibition only – No personal Presence”.

The artwork can be

1. participation can be by Digital Medium

2. participation can be by sending painting via courier (The paintings must reach in Qatar latest by 31st October 2024)

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  31st JULY 2024.

Limited Entries 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 31st JULY 2024.

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 an email us for alternative mode of payment with reason.

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 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 valid medical Covid-19 related reasons or due to any national Travel related restrictions for COVID-19, 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 within 4 weeks of the cancellation.


Cancellations made before 30th June 2024                  –             100% refund less bank charges.


Cancellations made before 31st July 2024                    –             75% refund less bank charges.


Cancellations made before 31st August 2024               –             50% refund less bank charges.


Cancellations made after 1st September 2024             –             No refunds.



The Participation fees for QIAF 2024 are


Qatari Nationals, Qatar Resident Artist                                    QAR 1200


Out Station Artist without Hotel need                                      USD 500


Outstation Artist with Hotel on double occupancy                USD 1200


Outstation Artist with Hotel on Single occupancy                  USD 1500


Participation in the Exhibition only

– No personal Presence                                                              USD 300


Guest of Artist with Hotel on double occupancy                    USD 1000


Additional exhibition Space                                             USD 250 per LM


Art Galleries Booth space                                          USD 350 per Sq. Mts


(** Qatar residence ID needed to avail this category of participation)


Participation cost for participant includes.


7 nights’ Hotel accommodation in Doha for eligible participants


Daily breakfast and Dinner for outstation participants staying at Hotel.


Local transportation (Only for participants staying at the Hotel)


Qatar Cultural City Tour (All participants)


Participation in the QIAF Exhibition with dedicated spaces of 1 M width and 2 M Height with an opportunity to private Sales – Maximum 2 Paintings


Participation in the Live Painting symposium


Canvas of the size 60cm x 80cm for live painting, Easels, chair and extra side table.


Participation at the Artistic Fashion Show


Exclusive Entry to the Cultural Dinner Night


QIAF Awards and Participation Certificates


Participation in Art Panels Talk Show


Participation in Art Conference


Master Classes by International Professional Artists


Local Media, Press, TV Channels, Radio, Digital Media


Participants profile on website, Social Media Platforms


Professional photography, Videography, and documentary of the festival


E-Catalogue & Printed Magazine


Badges and ID Card for each participant



Participation cost for participant excludes.


Flight tickets to Qatar for outstation artist


Airport Transfers in Qatar from to the Hotel


Insurance, Visa or medical expense except medical emergency


All kinds of painting materials, brushes, or any other tools / equipment for live painting


Courier, Cargo, customs, or any postal charges


Bank Charges for receiving the participation fees.

All the participants are required to submit their details using the form

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

The artwork 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.


The organizers reserve the right to remove and/or request the participant to replace any artwork not found suitable for the exhibition at any time before, during or after the exhibition.

Yes. Please email to the organizers at to receive further instructions and the complete mailing address.

It is the responsibility of the artist to properly exhibit their artworks /paintings at the exhibition. 

The organizers can recommend a list of framing shops in Doha for stretching and framing, but it is the responsibility of the artst to get paintings framed / stretched.

For artworks received in advance before 31st October, the organizers can arrange to get the same framed at cost chargeable to the participant.  

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 select the master class will be solely 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

The Participant giving the master classes will be felicitated 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 will be 31st August 2024. The new dates may be announced on the QIAF website from time to time.

Artistic Fashion Show is the fashion related event of the QIAF Festival. The participants registered for the QIAF 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.

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 can request the other fellow participants also to walk the ramp on their behalf.

The participants of QIAF 2024 can apply to participate in the Artistic fashion show using the link

The last date to apply for the participation in fashion show shall be announced on the QIAF website.

There is no additional cost for the QIAF 2024 registered participants to participate in the Artistic Fashion Show.

If the participants want to only participant in the Artistic fashion show, they need to register using the link

The Last date to apply for the Artistic Fashion show is 31st August 2024. The new dates maybe announced on the QIAF website from time to time.



Qatar is the most visa friendly country in the Region. Presently the State of Qatar provided to Citizens of over 102 countries are eligible for Visa-free entry into the state of Qatar.




Please review the Qatar Travel guidelines.

It is the responsibility of the participant to apply and receive the visit visa for travelling to Qatar. The organizers can provide for the Hotel confirmation vouchers only for the participants staying at the Hotel arranged by us. 

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

For the participants traveling to Qatar to participate in the QIAF 2024 festival and staying with us at the Hotel, can fill in the form using the following link

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 are in discussion with some regional and international airlines to provide us with discount code for the participants travelling for the festival. We will communicate the details once we have the confirmation from them.



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 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 be emailed to all the participants 15 days before the festival dates.

The information will also be uploaded on the festival website.



Yes. QIAF publish an official magazine every year. QIAF magazine is called as “QIAF IVAAN – The Qanvas Art Magazine”

The name, Artist profile and 1 artwork picture of all the confirmed participant is published in quarter page the official magazine.

Yes, an artist can apply to publish additional pages in the QIFA IVAAN magazine.


The fee for publishing the additional pages in the QIAF IVAAN 2024 magazine are as below:-


QIAF IVAAN RATES – 2024 (in US Dollars)


  1. FRONT COVER …………………………………………3500 $
  2. BACK COVER …………………………………………..2500 $
  3. INSIDE FRONT COVER ……………………………..1500 $
  4. INSIDE BACK COVER ..……………………………..1500 $
  5. 1 PAGE…………………………………………………….250 $
  6. 2 PAGES……………………………………………………450 $
  7. 3 PAGES …………………………………………………..650 $
  8. 4 PAGES.…………………………………………………..800 $

Request for publication of additional pages can be sent to



Official Email:














Contact Person

Rashmi Agarwal, Head of Festival – QIAF

President – MAPS International WLL




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