Art Jameel is a not-for-profit foundation that supports artists and creative communities.

Our programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, we see this role as more crucial than ever.

Art Jameel’s current initiatives include establishing contemporary arts centres in Dubai and Jeddah; running heritage arts schools and restoration programmes; plus a broad range of educational initiatives for all ages.

The foundation’s model is collaborative: major institutional partners include the V&A Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts; locally, the foundation works with individuals and organisations to develop innovative programming that embraces both ancient and new technologies, and encourages entrepreneurship and the development of cultural networks.

Art Jameel is positioned alongside Community Jameel, and complements its sister organisation’s work in promoting positive social change, job creation and poverty alleviation across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.