His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, introduced the Patron of the Arts Awards in March 2009. A groundbreaking initiative spanning the entire region that sets out to honor the individuals and organisations who have contributed towards the growth of the cultural scene in Dubai.

Following the success of the 2012 event, Evolution was selected for the second year running to design and produce the prestigious Patron of the Arts Awards in Dubai. Evolution conceptualised the overall entertainment and show choreography, including a bespoke shadow performance and designed all elements by providing full turnkey scenic, technical, drapery and custom furniture rental solutions for the event.