Dubai Media City Launches Competition for Graffiti Artists

Dubai Media City, a thriving media community in the Middle East region, has announced a new competition for aspiring artists that seeks to foster local and regional talent, leading an exciting art movement within the city. Titled DMC Canvas, the contest invites artists, designers and other talented individuals to harness their creativity to revamp an area of Dubai Media City with their unique graffiti artwork.


Running throughout March 2019, the month-long competition is to shortlist candidates based on their portfolio of artistic creations exploring the themes of media, culture, art, tolerance and diversity.


Winners will receive a cash prize each plus an exclusive opportunity to showcase their artwork on the exteriors of select buildings and benches at Dubai Media City. Dubai Media City will support the artists with production facilities to execute their work along with a unique opportunity for talented individuals to build their skills and knowledge. With this initiative, Dubai Media City seeks to provide ongoing support to the winners to further learn, grow and foster, promoting people to be more creative and artistic.


Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, said: “In our industry, creativity is part of our everyday lives. This has inspired Dubai Media City to introduce a competition to support creative individuals in the region and educate the public about street art.”


He added: “In the past months, we launched a host of initiatives, including Thursday Lunch Jams, to provide a platform to showcase artistic talent. With the DMC Canvas competition, we anticipate a high uptake from the region’s creative community and look forward to unveiling the revamped areas of Dubai Media City.”


Interested candidates can submit their portfolios in a PDF format to The deadline to receive submissions is 20 March 2019. Winners will be announced in April 2019.


Previously, Dubai Media City has introduced several initiatives such as Gofreelance and creations for Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, with the aim of supporting the region’s artistic individuals and nurture creativity and talent.


For more information, please visit the social media pages of Dubai Media City @dxbmediacity.


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