Arts education

Arts education

Art Jameel takes a combined approach to learning and research: our arts education programmes begin at primary age and continue through to post-graduate level, while our research mandate is equally broad and reflects our work in supporting creative communities onto arts and cultural histories of the Middle East and South Asia region, and beyond. 

Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai and Hayy Jameel in Jeddah both feature monthly family days, suitable for all ages, school and educator tours, dedicated artists workshops and children camps. For more information please visit our Dubai and Jeddah What’s On pages. 


Our online and print resources include learning kits and activity sheets designed by curators and artists, which provide interactive learning opportunities for children and students of all ages— and for parents, teachers and carers too. A video library of artists and curators talk can be found here

Creative Careers Days

A dedicated annual programme in Dubai connecting students, teachers, educators, families and curious minds in a unique opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with key artists, professionals and industry specialists and gain valuable insights into how different roles work together in creative industries. The 2023 programme can be viewed here

Hayy Learning

Hayy Learning is a community educational platform based in Hayy Jameel, Jeddah, offering a diverse spectrum of bespoke courses, workshops, and fellowships across the creative landscape. Through strategic collaborations with Hayy Residents and local and international partners, Hayy Learning modules span beyond the scope of visual arts and cinema to areas including culinary arts, fashion, writing, and more. Following a lifelong-learning philosophy, Hayy Learning offers opportunities to all its community members from children and youth to art enthusiasts to seasoned practitioners. 

Previous Hayy Learning editions can be viewed here.

Hayy Explorers

Hayy Jameel is launching in October 2023, Hayy Explorers — an interactive, drop-in children’s space, featuring a year-long dynamic programme, encouraging young learners to freely create, experiment and discover new concepts, materials and techniques that correspond to running exhibitions, films and public programmes.


Art Jameel’s mandate includes excavating, documenting — and playing a role in creating — alternative cultural histories of the Middle East and beyond. Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, houses an open access arts library and research centre, designed to include books, papers, theses, artists’ archives and ephemera. Jameel Library is an active and dynamic learning platform, home to research, public programmes, reading groups, curated bibliographies, symposia and interventions. The library programmes explore alternative research methodologies and representations with a focus on ‘thinking in public’. Search the library webpage and catalogue here.