In December 2021, Art Jameel launched Hayy Jameel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The name Hayy derived from the Arabic word for neighbourhood refers to the community-oriented nature of the complex, which is home to Hayy Arts, Hayy Cinema, Hayy Learning and Hayy Studios, in addition to Hayy Residents, homegrown businesses who all play a pioneering role in their respective fields. Hayy Jameel brings together the full diversity of Jeddah’s creative scene in one destination, for the first time.
Hayy joins Jameel Arts Centre, one of the first contemporary arts institutions in the Dubai which opened to the public in November 2018. Jameel Arts Centre is dedicated to exhibition-making and research, and has an extensive education programme for all ages. Hayy Jameel, Jeddah and Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai 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.