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, in 2017 we expand our photography programme with a focus on workshops and access to networks and expertise.

Art Jameel in the United Arab Emirates

Our home in the UAE is currently in Alserkal Avenue, where in March 2017, we launched a Project Space, staging capsule exhibitions – of works from the Art Jameel Collection plus guest curatorial projects – and hosting art events as part of our Learning programme.

Collaborations with art institutes internationally

October 2017 marks the launch of Art Jameel Commissions, a programme anchored at the forthcoming Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. The programme runs in a 3-year cycle, focussing on sculpture (2018); research and lecture series (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.