Call for Contributors

The speakers are not the only focus at TEDxAlShuwaikh!

Artists can play a key role in challenging our interpretations and preconceptions, artists have the power to make us think and feel differently. To encourage different perspectives and nuanced conversation around the event's theme, we would like to invite anyone to submit their creative responses to Sparks! Selected artwork will be included in a printed zine to accompany the event, as well as being featured on our digital media outlets, with full credit to the artist. A limited number of TEDxAlShuwaikh tickets will also be available for successful entrants who wish to attend the event. When submitting your entry, please indicate if you are interested in applying for one of these tickets.

The day will run three sessions:

1. ‘Space and Place’

2.  ‘Gathering Force’

3. ‘Emerging Together’

Curation of the zine will be carried out by TEDxAlShuwaikh curator Nada AlShammari.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions can be created in any medium that can be reproduced in print or shared online, including but not limited to drawing, painting, photography, textiles, poetry and film. We would encourage creative forms other than 'artwork' by individuals traditionally not considered as 'artists'. 

Please submit your entry as a .jpeg, .pdf, .mov, or .mp3 file no larger than 10 MB via a file hosting platform such as wetransfer, or a link directly to where the work can be found online. Those selected for inclusion in the zine will be contacted to provide a further file at 300dpi A5 (148mm x 210mm) size, so please bear this in mind when creating your artwork.

Please note: We are interested in the possibility of reproducing all entry types in print if selected, and this could include video stills, photographs of 3D, installation or performance projects, and links to moving image or sound files.

Deadline: Saturday July 8, 2017 Submissions will be accepted until midnight

Name *
Are you interested in attending the event? (Please only select if you are available to join us on September 16, 2017 in Kuwait.)