The programming department oversees the development and implementation of Art Dubai’s non-commercial and partner programmes, ranging from research to budgeting, communication, planning, execution, and reporting. Through a variety of initiatives such as Campus Art Dubai and Art Dubai Commissions, the programming department is responsible for creating meaningful experiences and building relationships with artists and curators locally, elevating Art Dubai’s mission of supporting the development of the local cultural ecosystem and putting modern and contemporary art from the Global South on the international cultural map.
The VIP department is responsible for overseeing all aspects of VIP initiatives, particularly focusing on developing outreach programmes and cultivating relationships with VIP and institutional audiences relevant to the fair. The department is responsible for growing and sustaining Art Dubai’s existing network of VIPs, as well as engaging top collectors (local, regional and international) through events and bespoke programming.
The Gallery relations department is responsible for all participating galleries and their exhibitions at the fair. The department liaises with guest curators, committees, contractors, and logistics, and manages all communication with galleries with regards to their participation at the fair including but not limited to floorplans, exhibiting artworks, price lists and catalogue content.
The communications department is responsible for all of Art Dubai’s messaging and PR as well as any communications-related partnership deliverables. Through social and digital media channels, content creation and management, and media partnerships, the department’s key mission is to amplify the fair’s position in the global, regional, and local media landscape as well as to successfully drive physical and digital footfall to the fair’s content through its owned channels and strategic marketing initiatives.
The production department is responsible for overseeing all logistics involved in the production of the fair and the Art Dubai website and mobile application. The department assists in the management of fair partnerships and production of the fair’s programming such as commissions, performances, third party spaces, and after parties.