This is to allow researchers and critics who have shown interest to have enough time to prepare their participation as the theme of this year’s edition "New Arts and their Prospects in the Arab World" is worthy of more time.
The announcement of the deadline was made by Mohammed Al Qaseer, Director of Cultural Affairs Section at the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information (SDCI).
Al Qaseer added that the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to allocate a prize for Plastic Art’s Critical Research came as a translation of His Highness’ vision and within the context of the Sharjah Cultural Project. “Being the only one in the Arab World, the award, since its inception, has reflected the cultural importance of criticism, which scrutinises and examines the artistic achievement,” he added.
"The award has a remarkable presence in the Arab cultural circles as it also stimulates specialised research. The award was aimed at reaching out to Arab researchers and critics, introducing their research work, expanding the circle of interest in Arab plastic experiences and documenting and monitoring their tracks,” Al Qaseer explained.
It should be noted that the contributions are made individually and through associations, syndicates and faculties of fine arts in the Arab world in addition to art institutions and museums.