fifth year, Rove Hotels will host its Emerging Artists competition for
digital creators, photographers, and artists
- Shortlisted artists can sell their pieces via an NFT auction held during World
- Rove will
also hold futuristic art exhibitions in the metaverse to commemorate the
top artworks from the previous four editions
In its mission to
bring original art to the Middle Eastern World Art Dubai (WAD) is once again
partnering with Rove Hotels.
with the homegrown hospitality brand, WAD 2023 will take the opportunity to
shine the spotlight on local talent with the fifth edition of its hugely
popular Emerging Artists competition, when it returns to Dubai World Trade
Centre from 9th to 12th March, 2023
Open to artists
from across the globe, the prize is about unearthing new digital creators,
photographers, and artists, offering them an amazing platform to showcase their
work and grow their professional art careers. Rewards include a complimentary
booth to showcase and sell their pieces at World Art Dubai 2024 and a three-month
exhibition space at one of Rove Hotels’ popular properties in Dubai.
Rove has launched a futuristic Metaverse Art Gallery showcasing the best art
pieces received since the launch of the Emerging Artist Prize in 2019. The gallery will be
easily accessible via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Additionally, dedicated
Virtual Reality booths have been installed at several Rove Hotels’ locations in
Dubai so that Rovers (guests) can immerse themselves fully in this unique
Officer for Rove Hotels, Paul Bridger, said that continuing to support the
local UAE art scene for the fifth-year running was a privilege and resonated
with the Rove Hotels philosophy.
inception, the Rove Hotels brand has been linked to the local art scene. All
our hotels show their connection with the neighbourhood they are in through art
pieces created by talented, locally-based artists," Bridger added.
five-year partnership with World Art Dubai, we’ve received thousands of entries
and helped create a new community of aspiring artists.
incredibly proud to have been able to provide them with a platform to showcase
their talent and continue growing," he concluded.
The Nitty Gritty
Artists from across the globe can participate in this year's Rove Hotels Emerging Artists Prize
by following the three-stage "rising to fame" steps:
1. Submission Stage
If you would like to participate, then click on the link below and send your masterpiece. The digital artwork can be in any of the following forms: images, illustrations, animations, and 3D digital art, with a minimum resolution of 1000 x 1000. Submissions are accepted in either JPEG, GIF, PNG, or MP4 format.
For submissions, follow this link.
Submission deadline: 28th February 2023.
Accepted media: images, illustrations, animations, and 3D digital art.
Minimum resolution: 1000x1000
Art format: JPEG, GIF, PNG, MP4
More information on the Emerging Artist Prizes can be found here.
Number of artworks shortlisted: 10
Announcement date: 3rd March 2023
3. Exhibition at World Art Dubai
The final and most exciting stage of this year's Emerging Artists Award. All the shortlisted artists will be exhibited at the Rove stand at World Art Dubai between the 9th and 12th March 2023. Additionally, artists can auction their digital artwork via an NFT marketplace and sell it directly to attendees during the event.
4. Emerging as a Winner
Two winners will be selected from the 10 shortlisted artists, namely the ‘Grand Prize’ and ‘People’s Choice Award’ to take the thrill up a notch.
- Grand Prize: The grand prize winner, selected by the judges, will be awarded complimentary space to exhibit his or her artworks at World Art Dubai 2024.
- People’s Choice Award: The winner of this category will have a chance to exhibit his/her work at one of Rove Hotels’ properties in Dubai for a period of three months, as well as a one-night stay for two at Rove Hotels.
The competition will be assessed by a panel of esteemed judges, including the World Art Dubai curators and artists, Batool Jafri, Samar Kamel, Petra Kaltenbach and members of the Rove Hotels team.
Good luck, everyone!