The Christo and Jeanne Claude Award

Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award, presented by New York University Abu Dhabi and in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has been established to nurture artistic talent in the United Arab Emirates. It is an annual award produced in collaboration with The NYUAD Art Gallery.

The Award is given for the proposal and creation of an artwork that, in the spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, can be publicly exhibited and enjoyed.

Applicants are invited to propose work in any form: PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM, LAND ART, SCULPTURE, PAINTING, ILLUSTRATION, MULTI-MEDIA. Work can be shown INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.

To apply, all entrants need to complete an application form, which includes a proposed budget.

  • The winning work will be exhibited in Abu Dhabi, in November 2023.
  • The winning artist will directly receive $10,000 to enable the production of the new work.

To learn more about the work and practice of Christo and Jeanne-Claude we invite you to visit their website at: