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 heritage and restoration through to the arts histories of the Gulf and beyond.
Art in Schools’ pilot project included introducing modules for teaching art in Saudi Arabia, working with the Ministry of Education; these educational programmes are now being developed further through 2017-18. The Jameel Houses of Traditional Arts in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Scotland provide opportunities for students to gain formal diplomas as well as informal courses for the community-at-large.
The Art Jameel Photography Award ran from 2010 to 2014, raising awareness of image-making in both documentary and as an art-form. In 2017, Photography Jameel moved into a new phase, aiming to support the grassroots photographic community in Saudi Arabia.