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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…

RIWAQ AL ADAB WAL KITAB

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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
Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan

PORTRAIT OF A NATION II: BEYOND NARRATIVES

Celebrating 50 years of the United Arab Emirates, a first-of-its-kind event highlights the innovation, creativity and collaboration that mark the development of the nation’s visual art landscape. A unique collection of artworks never before displayed together creates a centrepiece for a cultural experience tracing the UAE’s visual art history as it has unfolded over a half-century of the nation’s transformative development.

Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan

PORTRAIT OF A NATION II: BEYOND NARRATIVES TALKS & WORKSHOPS

A rich programme of talks, performances and workshops around the Portrait of a Nation II: Beyond Narratives exhibition will take place in a dedicated activation space within the exhibition, as well as in a hybrid digital format.

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Abu Dhabi Festival

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