Advance info and Open Call for new art/tech festival at d3

The brand new ECHO event – it describes itself as “the Middle East’s first art, design and technology festival” – has an open call for media and performance art. Ten submissions will be selected to be featured during the Festival, […]


How we depend on one another: 600 Highwaymen and The Fever

600 Highwaymen is one of the most talked-about companies to emerge in recent years from New York’s downtown theatre community. Hilton Als, the theatre critic of The New Yorker, is one observer who has heaped on the praise: “I wish […]


New Designer-in-Residence programme from Fikra

Fikra has launched a new Designer-in-Residence programme, to be based in the equally new Fikra Campus – a multi-purpose communal space located in Sharjah’s GIBCA Building. The programme, which will run from 20 January to 14 April next year, is […]


Tashkeel launches Make Works UAE

Tashkeel is launching Make Works UAE, the local arm of a non-profit open access directory for local fabricators, material suppliers, workshops and manufacturers. It free to be listed, and it is free to use. The users are defined by Make […]

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Art Dubai’s galleries: more, and more diverse

We couldn’t possibly regard the announcement of Art Dubai’s 2018 gallery line-up as a spoiler, even though it was announced just a few days before Abu Dhabi Art opened. After all, the roster of 103 galleries from 47 countries does […]

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Dubai Design Week: what not to miss

Dubai Design Week at d3 provides a really rich six days of exhibitions, installations, talks, workshops and trade fair, nearly all free to attend. It’s an impressive snapshot of the design scene in Dubai and beyond; there’s a full what’s-on directory […]

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Knight time: William Knight does Design Week

Back in February 2017 we were enthusiastic about the appointment of William Knight as managing director and head of design for the Art Dubai Group, which produces Dubai Design Week as well as the collectible design fair Design Days Dubai […]

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Open Call: SIKKA Art Fair – apply by 20 December

Dubai Culture is inviting applications for the 8th edition of the SIKKA Art Fair, to be held 21–24 March 2018 in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood as part of Art Week. This is a real opportunity for emerging artists, craftspeople and collectives […]