From the UAE to the world: looking for new ways to include performance in art

It’s good to see local arts centres collaborating on issues that might advance thinking and practice about the arts in the region. Three of them – Alserkal Arts Foundation from Dubai, 421 and NYUAD from Abu Dhabi – are responsible [ … ]


Sharjah Art Foundation’s 2022 Production Grant awards

A total of $200,000 will be shared by ten 10 artists, duos and collectives who have been selected through an international open call for Sharjah Art Foundation’s 2022 Production Grant. The money will provide core funding and professional support for [ … ]


Sharjah Biennial’s 30-year anniversary

Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present opens next week with what looks like one of its richest ever programmes – including more than 300 artworks by (at our count) 159 artists and collectives from around the world, plus [ … ]


10 to watch: our pick of nonfiction sessions at LitFest 2023

Every time the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature comes around we browse the list of authors and sessions to see what piques the interest and to find some recommendations for readers. This time we’re looking for sessions with nonfiction authors, [ … ]

Public art

Art for all in Dubai

On the eve of Art Dubai, Dubai Culture has invited applications for the first commission of Dubai Public Art. This is a new government-funded initiative aimed at providing the city with significant public art installations created by UAE-based artists; it [ … ]