Art Dubai is the leading international art fair in the MENASA (Middle East / North Africa / South Asia) and has become a cornerstone of the region's booming contemporary art community. The John Jones Art on Paper Award takes place annually at this acclaimed event, and aims to recognize the potential for excellence and innovation for works made on paper. The prize is open to any artist exhibiting with a gallery at Art Dubai, regardless of age, nationality and gender, and looks to provide further opportunities for artists working on the paper medium. The winning artist has the opportunity to present a solo exhibition in Dubai, which is framed by John Jones to the finest museum standards. They are also awarded a cash prize of Dhs30,000, and their work is acquired for the John Jones Contemporary Art Collection in London.