Global Art Forum
Each year, the Global Art Forum brings together a diverse line-up of artists, curators, musicians, strategists, thinkers and writers to present and debate ideas around a curated theme. Typically featuring around 50 speakers, and running over five days, the Global Art Forum has become known as one of the largest and most significant annual arts conferences in the Middle East and Asia.
The Forum is also recognised for its particularly collaborative, innovative approach, drawing on other disciplines and experiences to take a broad ‘helicopter view’ of the artworld; the programme typically includes performance, music, commissioned research and projects alongside the live talks. Over the years, the Forum has toured to Qatar, Kuwait, Paris and London, and grown to include publications, workshops and other educational initiatives.
Art Dubai partners with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) to present the Global Art Forum; further partnerships include, among others, Dubai Design District (d3), for the 89plus programme, and Qatar Museums, during the Global Art Forum’s programming in Doha.