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The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) is a non-profit organization that seeks to nurture artistic, cultural and creative development and practice among the people of Abu Dhabi as well as across the UAE...

ADMAF’s awards are a central pillar of its education programmes – as the voices of tomorrow are strengthened, the very best are also recognised for their excellence.

The only resource and register dedicated to Emirati visual artists, ADMAF’s Nation’s Gallery – Riwaq Al Fan Al Emirati is for artists, collectors and art lovers. A network that connects and informs, it brings together people and o…

Founded in 2004 and organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, the annual multidisciplinary Festival is the largest cultural celebration in the entire region and reaches across the worl…

Through film screenings and intensive training programmes, Young Filmmakers’ Circle enhances the talent of directors, screenwriter, producers and technical specialists. Annually, a select group o…

A vocational training programme of workshops, practical training sessions from international leaders and hands-on journalistic endeavours designed to empower a new generation of Emirati students…

A professional development programme for cultural professionals from diverse disciplines, designed to instil skills and build networks for long-term creative partnerships across the UAE, with pra…

Offering insightful dialogue among thinkers, diplomats, cultural leaders and the general public through discussion and debate. Since 2010, 26 sessions, 109 panellists, over 2,850 audience members…

Supporting writers, literary expression and a love of reading through the publication of new books, creative reading and writing workshops and inspiring initiatives in partnership with local publishing houses and Emirates Writers’…

Musical concerts in healthcare settings for patients, families and caregivers. Backed by research that proves music aids patient recovery rates, complements conventional therapy techniques and le…

The Artists’ Studio is an online resource of talks, interviews, and other digital material from which young people can gain inspiration and understanding around the role of the arts practitioners…

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Awards

The 2020 winner, Haweia – an Arabic term meaning “identity” – will be a sculptural installation serving as a lens through which visitors can contemplate their inner selves and discover different configurations of their Haweia as they move around and inside the piece. Haweia will officially be unveiled at NYUAD in November 2020, prior to the installation being taken on tour to Abu Dhabi Art and Umm Al Emarat Park.

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The Nationals’ Gallery

Here Emirati artists connect with each other and with the public. See the work of the nation’s emerging and established artists in this network of filmmakers, visual artists, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, and more. Click here to explore 

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Abu Dhabi Festival

In line with the local and international measures taken to ensure the health and safety of the public, the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation has postponed the Abu Dhabi Festival’s headline programme.

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