PROGRAMME SUPPORTERS



Art Dubai would like to thank the following for their support towards Art Dubai 2017-18:





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Art Jameel is a not-for-profit organisation that supports artists and creative communities. Current initiatives include running heritage institutes and restoration programmes, plus a broad range of arts and educational initiatives for all ages. The organisation’s programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, this role is understood as more crucial than ever.


Art Jameel’s model is collaborative: major institutional partners include the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; locally, the organisation 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.



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The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program is supported by The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


Established in early 2013 to serve as the official platform to develop and activate substantial art movements as milestones within the region. Many existing art-related projects have now been directly placed under the cultural office and a lot more of future planned programs will help raise the profile of the pool of talents existing in the region. The Cultural Office combines the best art practices and concepts from around the world and tailors it to respect and preserve our legacy and culture in the Arab world for International recognition.



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Global Art Forum 11 was supported by Dubai Design District (d3).


Dubai Design District, better known as d3, is dedicated to fostering the growth of the Emirate’s design, art and luxury industry. It offers businesses, entrepreneures and individuals a creative community that will be at the very heart of the region’s design scene.



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The design of the gallery halls is advised by Ibda Design, an architecture, urban and interior design practice based in Dubai, led by architects Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto.


Ibda Design is an international Architecture, Urban and Interior Design practice based in Dubai with collaboration offices in Beirut and Tokyo. The firm was founded by Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto. Ibda Design has a multi-disciplinary approach to design, addressing the social, nvironmental, economic and technological aspects of each project in order to tailor a highly specific concept to the given context. Ibda Design develops projects of varying scale and program, approaching each in a unique manner, with the ultimate aim of delivering a distinctive and high quality design. Ibda in arabic means [start].



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in5
is an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and startups, fostering innovation and helping new ideas reach the marketplace. Launched by TECOM Group, in5 offers five key benefits, which comprise a robust business set-up framework, training and mentorship, networking, investment opportunities, and cutting-edge prototyping labs, studios and creative workspaces.

in5’s three specialized innovation centers, tailored to Tech, Design and Media, provide aspiring students, entrepreneurs and startups with access to a community of creative minds, facilitating the constant exchange of knowledge and exposing members to best practices and latest thinking in running successful businesses.

At in5, it is our mandate to help inventive companies grow locally, so they make a tangible difference globally, by providing an enabling environment across the full lifecycle of the business.


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Established in 2008 by Lateefa bint Maktoum, Tashkeel is a contemporary art organisation based in Dubai committed to facilitating art and design practice, creative experimentation and cross-cultural dialogue. Placing the artist at the core, Tashkeel supports the UAE’s creative community through studio facilities, artists’ residencies, international fellowships, exhibitions, events, and workshops.

As part of its commitment to support locally-based creatives, Tashkeel offers two annual programmes providing support and encouragement for both designers and artists. The Tanween programme is one of Tashkeel’s core initiatives, supporting selected designers living and working in the UAE to develop a range of products that are showcased at Design Days Dubai and are available as limited editions under Tashkeel’s design product label, Tanween. The Critical Practice Programme, provides sustained and empowering support to up to three artists each year to develop their work in an environment that encourages progressive experimentation and cross-cultural exchange. The programme feeds into Tashkeel’s exhibition schedule, with participating artists exhibiting their works in the gallery.

Tashkeel’s exhibition space accommodates up to six main projects a year, as well as a series of small-scale events. The programme includes solo and thematic exhibitions, screenings, workshops and seminars, fulfilling Tashkeel’s commitment to bringing art and culture to a wider audience and engaging the local community.


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