Primarily, our not-for-profit programme aims to support artists’ practices, and encourage audiences to embrace the quizzical and participatory nature of the fair. Yet organically – and thanks to the artists who have seized the opportunity with such dedication and zeal – the programme has allowed the fair to develop a more constant, almost institutional edge, while forcing us to be particularly open and self-reflexive in our approach.

Our extensive not-for-profit programme includes the Global Art Forum, Modern Symposium, Commissions, Residencies, Performances, Film and Podcasts as well as our year-round Education programmes including Campus Art Dubai, Art Dubai Fellowship, and The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program.