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A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme 2023



The A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme brings together artists and designers to closely collaborate with local schools through bespoke workshops. The programme provides UAE based school children with opportunities to grow and develop their interest and understanding of the arts by interacting with a roster of international artists and familiarising them with a wide range of art and design practices.





This year’s A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme will feature artist-led workshops for children aged 5-17 years. The A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme will first take place at Art Dubai between March 3rd and 5th before expanding to around 100 schools and more than 6,000 children across the UAE between April and May, in line with A.R.M. Holding’s long-term commitment to artistic education and supporting the development of Dubai’s creative economy.


The artist appointed for the 2022 edition of the workshops was Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru, and in his workshops Art of Recycle he invited children to retrieve and re-purpose everyday materials from their homes and schools, transforming them into works of art. Through these workshops, Cyrus challenged participants to alter their perspectives and re-examine how everyday objects can be given a new lease of life.


Information on the third annual iteration of the A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme and selected artist will be announced soon.


A.R.M. Holding is a private investment firm and a multi-focused economic enabler investing in partnerships that reinforce Dubai’s position as the global capital of culture and innovation. It collaborates to that end with Art Dubai on a number of initiatives that foster young talent and creativity in the emirate.


Past Editions of the A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme



To learn more about A.R.M. Holding’s cultural activities, visit https://armholding.ae/en/socresp/