Date: 15 Mar – 18 Mar 2017
Category :Arts, Community
Art Dubai has now become one of the most globalised meeting points in the art world today. It is an essential gathering place for collectors, artists and art professionals from across the region and beyond.
Along with the gallery halls, the fair’s extensive programme includes commissioned projects and performances, artists’ and curators’ residencies, educational workshops and the critically acclaimed Global Art Forum.
Art Dubai is owned and managed by Art Dubai Fair FZ LLC (The Art Dubai Group), and it is a joint venture company between the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Middle East Fairs Ltd. For the last few decades, the Art Dubai Group has been featured as a major role in the Emirate’s journey towards appearing as the foremost global destination for arts and design through producing the highly successfully and internationally recognized annual art and design fairs and festivals – Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, Downtown Design, Art Week and Dubai Design Week. These collaborative ventures, showcase a broad programme of creative and cultural events and programming across Dubai, the UAE and beyond. All of these Art Dubai Group-run fairs and festivals helps to shine the international spotlight on Dubai and position the city as an international destination of culture.
The Art Dubai Group also conducts the most extensive non-commercial programme of any art or design fair worldwide through education and commissioning local designers and artists. Till recently, more than 5,000 people, including over 3,000 children, have taken part in its education programmes in art and design and over 100 artists and designers have received commissions. They have offered the talented team the opportunity to exhibit their works at fairs and beyond. Along with all this, its thought-leadership programmes have promoted Dubai as a centre for knowledge and innovation in the creative industries in the Middle East.
By working along with its major stakeholders, both government and corporate, The Art Dubai Group continues to be a key catalyst in the growth of Dubai’s creative industries.
Photo courtesy: www.artdubai.ae
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