Art Jameel Programmes

Alongside art programmes in the fields of Heritage and Learning, Art Jameel organises and supports initiatives across the arts, often working in collaboration with partners.

Collaborations in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, we work with the Jeddah Municipality to run the outdoor Jeddah Sculpture Museum, and collaborate with local partners to produce art exhibitions – most recently with Banafsajeel and Hafez Gallery to co-produce Tadafuq, involving around 40 artists from across Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.

Art Jameel Photography Award

Following the success of the Art Jameel Photography Award, we expanded our photography programme with a focus on workshops and access to networks and expertise introducing the Photobooks and Zines concepts to the Saudi Photography Community in November 2017.

Art Jameel in the United Arab Emirates

Our home in the UAE is at Jameel Arts Centre, an independent institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning, research and commissions. Opened to the public in November, 2018 and located at Jaddaf Waterfront.

Collaborations with art institutes internationally

October 2017 marked the launch of Art Jameel Commissions, a programme anchored at Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai. The programme runs in a 3-year cycle, focussing on sculpture (2018); arts writing and research (2019); and drawing and painting (2020). Among its international programmes, Art Jameel collaborates with the V&A to produce the Jameel Prize, recognising the work of artists who explore traditional Islamic influences through contemporary art.