Qatar International Art Festival 2021 to begin on October 24

Qatar International Art Festival 2021 to begin on October 24 By Darlene Regis - October 20, 2021
Qatar International Art Festival 2021 to begin on October 24

QIAF 2021 Program

The 3rd edition of the Qatar International Art Festival 2021 (QIAF), one of the largest art festivals in Qatar, will be held at Katara Cultural Village. The festival helps many international artists in gaining recognition as QIAF provides this international platform to the artists in Qatar and from all over the world.

The festival offers participants chance to promote their work, interact with invited art collectors, art investors and potential buyers.

More than 300 artists from over 65 countries are registered to participate in QIAF 2021.

Florence Biennial gallery from Italy is the participating partner along with other art galleries from around the globe including Crislolart Galleries from Spain, Artmosphere Magazine from New York, Gallery 2+ from Mexico, Funun Arts from UAE, Areme Art Gallery from Armenia, Iranian Art Gallery from Iran, Ethiopian Art Gallery from Ethiopia, Art Guest Agency from Russia and UFS in American University of Beirut from Lebanon.

Here are the other details about the festival:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Organisers for the QIAF?

MAPS International Wll, Doha Qatar a Qatari Company registered under the law of the State of Qatar is the Organiser for the QIAF.

Who is the head of the Festival for QIAF?

QIAF is been organized by a Team of experienced professionally qualified management people headed by Rashmi Agarwal, an internationally renowned artist, entrepreneur and President of MAPS International Wll.

Have the festival been organised before?

Yes, the festival was earlier organised in 2018 and 2019. This year 2021 will be the 3rd edition for the festival.

What are the Dates for the QIAF 2021?

The festival will be organised from 24th October to 28th October 2021. For Artist participating in Qatar the Arrival date in Qatar is 23rd October and departure date is 29th October 2021.

What is the QIAF Festival location?

QIAF 2021 is set to be held at Katara Cultural Village. Katara Cultural village is the most visited after tourist destination and a must for all the visitors to Qatar. For more information about Katara please visit

How to download festival catalogue?

The Catalogue for the festival can be downloaded on the home screen of

What is the Festival Program?

• Painting and Sculptures Exhibition during the festival days
• Live painting Symposium during the festival days (New DIY themes & excitements)
• Red Carpet / special preview for opening ceremony
• Qatar Cultural day tour
• Artistic Fashion Show
• QIAF Ikon Awards 2021
• Master Classes on art and recent trends
• Art talk shows and Panel discussions
 • Live interactive sessions
• Award and appreciation night
• Cultural Dinner with live local entertainment
• Press Conference

How can we preview the previous year Photographs and Video?

Previous Years Photos and Videos can be viewed using the following link on our website and can further be viewed on our social media pages as mentioned below.

During the Festival Days in Qatar

Are the participants allowed to sell the painting displayed at the exhibition?The participants may make a sale arrangement of their artwork with the prospective buyer.  It will be a direct deal between the artist and the buyer. The sale proceeds need to be directly collected by the artist. Organisers may help you with their advice, if requested. 

What happens to the live painting made by the participants during the festival?

All art works created by the participants during live painting at the festival will be displayed for public viewing and then handed over to   the organisers. The organisers will at their sole discretion decide the best use of the same. However, it is the intention of the organisers to use the art works for some social cause and give back to the society as a contribution for some Nobel cause.

Source: QIAF

By Darlene Regis - October 20, 2021

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