The initiative aims to keep the entertainment scene going as the coronavirus forces creatives and audiences to stay at home.
Coca-Cola Arena and Dubai Opera, two of the city’s leading performance venues, have launched separate online competitions for the residents to showcase their talent.
Dubai Opera is offering a chance to perform on its stage through its social media competition. Running until April 18, contestants aged 12 years and above are invited to submit a pre-recorded 90-second video via their Instagram account showcasing their talent, using the hashtag #FromHometoStage.
Two winners will be chosen: one will get an opportunity to be in the opening act for an upcoming Dubai Opera concert and the second winner will get a chance to hold a one-hour performance at the venue’s Studio stage.
Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Arena has launched a talent quest, running throughout April, which is open to people who want to display their skills in music, dance, comedy, or even sport.
Participants can upload a video on their Instagram and tag @cocacolarena alongside the hashtag #beliveinDubai. The venue will select the best performances at 5 pm each weekday to share on their accounts.
According to a statement, the performances can range from “the sublime to the ridiculous across many genres with the aim of keeping the community smiling the key component.”