For information regarding the award and submitting your application and supporting materials, please read the FAQ below. If you have further questions, you may contact Award Director, Emily Doherty at christo.award@nyu.edu

What are the Key Dates/Deadlines I need to know about?

DateDescription
Sunday September 23, 2018 Applications Open for Award 2019
Thursday January 20, 2019 Deadline for Applications (midnight)
February 2019 Selection Committee Meeting 1
February 2019 Selection Committee Meeting 2 - Winner Announced
October 2019

Unveiling of Winning artwork at NYU Abu Dhabi

Am I eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this award you must be:

  • A full time degree student enrolled in a university or college in the UAE.

OR

  • A resident of the UAE who has graduated from a university or college within the last five years.

What is the Selection Process and Criteria?

The winner will be selected by a distinguished committee. Applications will be presented to the committee and five artists will be shortlisted. Shortlisted artists and their mentors will then be invited to present their ideas to the committee. Based on their presentations a winner will be chosen.

The committee will be looking for the following attributes in the winning application:

  • Artistic merit
  • Evidence of original and creative thinking
  • Feasibility of producing and exhibiting the work on time and within budget
  • Application Deadline: January 20, 2019 (midnight)
  • Conditions of applicant acceptance

How do I apply?

TO APPLY ONLINE

To submit your application and supporting materials you will be redirected to Slideroom.com, our secure application website. In order to submit your application and materials you will be asked to sign up for an account. Please use the same E-mail for both Slideroom sign up and contact information when requested during the application process. When applying online, it will be possible to save your progress and return to submit prior to the deadline (January 20, 2019 midnight)


Artwork and supporting materials can be uploaded during the online application process and must be in PDF or JPG format. No more than five (5) documents or files are allowed sent with your application.

All applications must include the support and nomination of a mentor (either within or outside of the university system). By nominating a student or graduate, the nominator commits to mentoring them through the application, production and exhibition process.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please send your query via email to Award Director, Emily Doherty at christo.award@nyu.edu.

Where do I submit my application?

To submit your application and supporting materials you will be redirected Slideroom.com, our secure application website. In order to submit your application and materials you will be asked to sign up for an account. Please use the same  e-mail for both slideroom.com sign up and when filling in the contact information section on your application.

  • Find the Applicant Application Form here

Where do submit my supporting materials?

Artwork and supporting materials can be uploaded during the online application process, or emailed as an attachment when using the downloadable form, and must be in PDF or JPG formats. No more than five (5) documents or files are allowed sent with your application.