Open Call: Tanween Design Programme 2019

Oct 08,2018

Tanween is a professional development programme by Dubai based creative initiative 'Tashkeel' and is open to emerging designers, makers and artisans living and working in the UAE. The sixth edition of the programme will run from December 2018 to November 2019.

The Tanween design programme will be led by contemporary design project specialist Helen Voce (UK) and local mentor Kevin Badni with contributions from UAE-based and international design professionals such as Gareth Neal (UK), Salem Al-Qassimi (UAE) and Studio Muju (UAE). 

Each year, four practitioners are selected to embark on a journey of experimentation and learning that includes the development of products, from concept to completion, that contribute towards defining a UAE design aesthetic. The final products become part of the Tanween Collection and are revealed to the world at Dubai Design Week. Tashkeel then continues its support by providing funding, marketing and sales resources for a limited-edition product line, enabling each designer to gain entry into the market.

Applicants must be 21 and above.

Entries must be submitted with the subject header ‘TANWEEN 2019 – APPLICATION’ to Application Deadline: November 25

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