The BA devotes much effort to nurturing young talents that show promise in different fields of the visual arts. It provides a rare opportunity for relatively unknown artists to make their debut to the public through the First Time Exhibition, which is organized annually by the Art Exhibitions and Collections Department. Receiving thousands of BA visitors from all over the globe, as well as those interested in Egyptian art, the First Time Exhibition is a chance for young artists to showcase their talents and make a name for themselves in the contemporary Egyptian art scene. Artists are selected based on their artistic merit by a committee for visual arts.