Call for submissions:

Open Air Art Project: Outdoor Sculpture at The Workshop Dubai

The Workshop Dubai and Fann A Porter gallery invite artists to submit proposals for its Open Air Art Project, a new initiative aimed at providing artists a free space to showcase large scale sculptures and installations.  The proposed space for this Open-Air Art Project is the outdoor patio area on the first floor of The Workshop Dubai.


Sculptures and installations must be original, durable, and safe for viewing by the public. They must be able to withstand extreme year-round weather conditions. The work must also be available for sale. The artist is responsible for the transportation, installation and removal of their work in the event it does not sell.


Participation is free and open to call. Interested artists are to submit proposals to:


Proposals must include:

  1. Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Website
  2. Artist Statement/Bio
  3. CV
  4. Artwork statement – Include Title, Year, Medium and Size for the proposed work(s).
  5. Create one folder of High res Images of the sculpture(s) you are proposing (Minimum of 300 dpi, 1500 pixels wide), sketches and support images. Clearly title the .jpegs with the Title of the piece.
  6. Description of the project and plan for installation. Please consider all aspects of transporting the work to The Workshop Dubai.  
  7. Estimated retail price of the work.
  8. Photo of artist


This is an ongoing project; submittal is always welcomed, and all are subject to review. Accepted proposals must be ready for installation by 1 May 2022 for display for a period of 4-8 weeks. The gallery may ask to extend the display for a longer period of time.


There are no deadlines for the Open Air Art Project as this is an ongoing series.


The Open-Air Art Project will provide: 


  • Onsite installation space
  • Electrical and Lighting of the Installation 
  • Marketing & Advertising support 
  • Sale and Operational support
  • Outdoor patio area measurement is  202 x 214 cm


Thank you! We look forward to your submissions.


About Fann Á Porter 

Fann Á Porter is a contemporary art gallery that represents a diverse selection of emerging international and regional artists.The gallery aims to nurture the burgeoning and dynamic contemporary art scene through quality exhibitions, non-profit events, auctions, and an active community programme.Fann Á Porter has locations in Dubai, UAE and Amman, Jordan. 

The Dubai gallery is based at The Workshop, a unique inter-disciplinary community space consisting of a cafe, art gallery, sustainable store and design space, providing visitors with a diversified artistic and cultural experience.  Bathed in natural sunlight with its garden, The Workshop is located in the heart of Jumeirah in Dubai.  

Fann Á Porter Amman is located at Manara Arts & Culture, a creative hub and social space in the heart of Jabal Al Lweibdeh. 



About The Workshop Dubai  


The Workshop Dubai is a multi-concept space that offers you an experience and an array of objects for all occasions.


The “Shop in Shop” spirit and the diversified changing spaces will unveil and showcase the variety and diversity of artistic experiences. Combining under one roof an art gallery “Fann A Porter”, an antique gallery “Vindemia”, in house interior design services, along with products of different manufacturers and brands of furniture, lighting, and home accessories. With a café that makes and bakes almost all its food in-house, we offer various options from healthy vegan food, non-vegetarian options, to the guilty Nutella coasted waffles. We have also won many hearts with our specialty coffee. The venue regularly hosts workshops and events to bring together like-minded people in the fields of art, music, poetry, and mindset. With a library full of exclusive books, a shaded garden, and indoor areas to relax or work in a friendly, home-like atmosphere, The Workshop Dubai tends to become a space you would love to keep going back to spend the whole day in.

February 8, 2022