Campus Art Dubai (CAD) is part of Art Dubai’s extensive year-round programming and aims at providing artists with educational and professional opportunities. CAD was the first programme of its kind in the region and has continuously developed and reinvented itself over its past seven iterations.
First established in 2012, CAD has acted as a school for artists, curators, writers, architects, designers and cultural producers based in the UAE. Each year a special curriculum is designed around a pertinent theme and CAD participants explore the significance of local knowledge with individuals and institutions in the region through course material and a series of seminars, lectures, workshops and off-site visits. Sessions are led by academics, critics, curators and artists with many acting as mentors to the CAD participants.
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority is the Strategic Partner of Campus Art Dubai.