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Launched in 2012 as the first programme of its kind in the region, Campus Art Dubai (CAD) is part of Art Dubai’s extensive non-commercial programming that continuously develops each year to meet the changing needs of the UAE’s creative community.

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority is the Strategic Partner of Campus Art Dubai.

CAD 9.0

In addition to the artist programme, the 9th edition of Campus Art Dubai will provide a unique opportunity to those who wish to have a career in the arts by offering a 360 degree understanding of the art world through work experience in a 5 month rotational placement at Art Dubai in each of the following departments:


  • VIP and art collector relations
  • Gallery relations
  • Logistics and operations
  • Communications
  • Programming


This will be complemented by a series of lectures and talks with leading figures in the UAE’s artistic ecosystem as well as international guest speakers that will offer unique behind the scenes perspectives.


After the completion of the 5 month course, successful participants will be presented with a certificate and offered introductions to potential employers.


The programme is open to all UAE residents and funding is available upon application to contribute towards living expenses.


The deadline to apply is 10pm on Saturday November 6, 2021 and the programme will commence Sunday December 5, 2021. Click below to complete the application form.




Together over 90 practitioners have participated in CAD since its inception in 2012. The tight-knit alumni group have been able to leverage their network to develop their practice and place themselves in the local art scene and continue to support one another across various platforms and community engagement projects. Many CAD participants have gone on to be affiliated with celebrated regional and international platforms including Vikram DivechaFarah Al QasimiKarim Sultan and Munira Al Sayegh.