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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…

Activities
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The Nationals’ Gallery

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation cordially invites you to experience The Year of Tolerance As seen through the eyes of inspiring Emirati and international artists, with works from the ADMAF Art Collection, presented at the ADMAF Pavilion during Abu Dhabi Art 2019 Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. Learn More Here

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Awards

The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award winning work has been revealed, ‘Sila’ meaning ‘connect’, by young artists from the American University of Sharjah, Falwah Alhouti, Ibrahim Abdellatif and Omer Al Raee, taking inspiration from the UAE’s cultural heritage and folklore important elements of our nation’s identity and embodies artistic creativity contributing to unity and community solidarity through the arts.

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Young Filmmakers Circle

The Young Filmmakers Circle programme continues with participants working with instructors on a short film to be premiered during Abu Dhabi Festival 2020

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