Short, Sweet and in Abu Dhabi again

The Short+Sweet festival of short plays returns to Abu Dhabi on 20 and 21 January, again showing at NYUAD Arts Center’s Black Box theatre – a suitably intimate environment for a feast of short (sometimes very short) theatre. The Short+Sweet [ … ]


Dubai gains another gallery

Dubai has acquired another non-commercial gallery space with the opening last month of La Galerie, a space in the spiffily renovated Alliance Française premises in Oud Metha. The gallery will be dedicated to artists from “the Francophone and Francophile communities”, [ … ]


Mapping the UAE underground

It looks like the NYUAD Art Gallery has become as important an artistic voice for the country as the NYUAD Arts Center has for performance. Programming at both has been very impressive during the past year, delivering both quality and [ … ]


DDFC starts talent development programmes

The Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) has introduced a couple of programmes “aimed at connecting emerging creatives with industry experts and leading design companies”. The DDFC Mentorship Programme covers disciplines such as Creative, Business Planning and Strategy, Finance, Sales [ … ]