Art Jameel recently announced that an exciting project is under development in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Slated to open in 2021, the hub is called Hayy Jameel derived from the Arabic word for neighbourhood – referring to the community-oriented nature of the complex, which will be home to art and design galleries, performance spaces, an entrepreneurship incubator, digital studio and an Art Jameel-run contemporary arts centre. Hayy:Creative Hub will bring together the full diversity of Jeddah’s creative scene in one destination, for the first time.
This announcement accompanies that of Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai, opened to the public in November, 2018 and is one of the first contemporary arts institutions in the city; Jameel Arts Centre is dedicated to exhibition-making and research, and has an extensive education programme for all ages. Hayy:Creative Hub, Jeddah and Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai will both contribute to the cultural landscape of the region by providing platforms for artists, creatives, enthusiasts to exchange ideas and view art in a community setting.