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Educational Art trip to India for Qatari Artists 

This programme is generously sponsored by Seashore Group.

6 artists will be chosen based on their portfolio and interview to join MIA staff on a 10-day trip to India.  The trip will visit sites of historic interest such as the Qutub Minar and the Red Fort in Delhi, Amber Palace and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, and the Red Fort and Taj Mahal in Agra.  Each day will include a trip to a workshop to see traditional arts practiced in India such as marble inlay, known as parchinkari, block printing, jewellery making, carpet weaving and more.

In order to be considered you must meet the following criteria:
1.    Qatari National
2.    Over 18 years old
3.    A practicing artist
4.    Have some experience of exhibiting your work

How to apply
The closing date is 31 October 2019.  You must submit:
1.    5 examples of work from your portfolio
2.    Your CV
3.    A copy of your passport
4.    And answer these two questions (in writing)
•    Describe yourself as an artist in 100 words
•    How would winning this trip to India impact your practice as an artist?
Please send all the required information to:
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After the educational trip, you will be required to produce 4 – 5 pieces for an Art Exhibition at MIA by 31 December 2019.  
The exhibition will take place from 3 – 31 January 2020.
You will also be asked to take part in a discussion panel about the trip and your experiences on a date to be determined.

Terms and Conditions
1.    Each person will receive ONE return flight to India, no escorts are allowed
2.    Single room for the duration of the trip in 5-star hotels
3.    Breakfast and Lunch will be included every day
4.    Entrance fees to all sites and workshops included
5.    All transportation whilst in India is included
6.    Medical and travel insurance is NOT provided – you are strongly advised to purchase your own in advance
7.    You will need to sign a multimedia release form to allow us to use images from the trip on social media, press and website

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