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 organized from 25th to 30th November 2024


Arrival of Outstation Participants – 24th November 2024


Departure of Outstation Participants – 1st December 2024


Hotel Night provided by the Organizers – 7 nights (24,25,26,27,28,29,30 November)


For participants wanting to come early or stay late, Organizers can help them book the same Hotel at the discounted corporate rates.

QIAF 2024 will be organised at Katara Halls, Building 12, 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 3rd Quarter of 2024. 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)
  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


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.

Art Gallery can register for the festival using the link

Yes, the artists can travel with the family and friends.


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”.


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.


The participant can also make the payment using the major credit cards. Send us the request to make the payment via credit card at and we send you the payment link to make the 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 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 as published in the official gazette of the respective country, 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


For the Qatari Nationals, Qatar Resident Artist** –              QAR 1200


For Out Station Artist without Hotel need –                             USD 500


For the Outstation Artist with Hotel

Accommodation on double occupancy basis        –              USD 1200


For the Outstation Artist with Hotel

Accommodation on Single occupancy basis           –              USD 1500


For Participation in the Exhibition only

– No personal Presence                                                 –              USD 300


For the Guest of Outstation Artist with Hotel

Accommodation on double occupancy basis         –              USD 1000


For extra Linear Meter of exhibition Space –              USD 250 per Meter


For additional Fashion show – 2 looks               –              USD 250 for 2 looks


For Art Galleries Booth space– Minimum 12 Sq. mts –          USD 350 per Sq. Mts


Hotel accommodation for Representatives from –              USD 900 / 1200 PP


Art Galleries double / Single occupancy


Fashion Show Participants only (Qatar Based)*** –              QAR 1200


Fashion Show Participants (Outstation- No Hotel)*** – USD 500


Fashion Show Participants only (Outstation)*** –              USD 1200 / USD 1500

(Double / Single Hotel occupancy)

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


(Fashion Show participants only can showcase up to a maximum of 6 looks)



Participation cost for participant includes.

  1. 7 nights’ Hotel accommodation in Doha for eligible participants
  2. Daily breakfast and Dinner for outstation participants staying at Hotel.
  3. Local transportation (Only for participants staying at the Hotel)
  4. Qatar Cultural City Tour & Museum Tour
  5. Participation in the QIAF Exhibition with dedicated spaces of 1 M width and 2 M Height with an opportunity to private Sales
  6. Participation in the Live Painting symposium
  7. Canvas of the size 60cm x 80cm for live painting, Easels, chair and extra side table.
  8. Participation at the Artistic Fashion Show
  9. Exclusive Entry to the Cultural Dinner Night
  10. QIAF Awards and Participation Certificates
  11. Participation in Art Panels Talk Show
  12. Participation in Art Conference
  13. Master Classes by International Professional Artists
  14. Local Media, Press, TV Channels, Radio, Digital Media
  15. Participants profile on website, Social Media Platforms
  16. Professional photography, Videography, and documentary of the festival
  17. E-Catalogue & Printed Magazine
  18. Badges and ID Card for each participant


Participation cost for participant excludes.

  1. Flight tickets to Qatar for outstation artist
  2. Airport Transfers in Qatar from to the Hotel
  3. Insurance, Visa or medical expense except medical emergency
  4. All kinds of painting materials, brushes, or any other tools / equipment for live painting
  5. Courier, Cargo, customs, or any postal charges
  6. Bank Charges for receiving the participation fees.
  7. Desert Safari Tour

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 with upto 1 look only..


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 @USD 250 per linear meter.


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.

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 $

The application for the QIAF Ivaan Magazine can be made using the link



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.