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Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation has been nurturing creativity, artistic expression and cultural excellence for almost three decades.

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Activities

Activities

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12-May-2024

Education & Community

Dolce&Gabbana Design Awards 2023 Ceremony

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8-May-2024

Education & Community

Media Dynamics: Identity, Challenges, and Future Vision

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8-May-2024

Cultural Diplomacy

ADMAF Signs Historic MoU with Seoul Metropolitan Government

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2-May-2024

Abu Dhabi Festival, Education & Community

ADMAF Tribune 2024

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30-April-2024

Cultural Diplomacy

ADMAF Founder H.E Huda Alkhamis Kanoo Receives Order of the Star of Italy

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29-April-2024

Education & Community, Literature & Poetry

Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab | Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024

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27-April-2024

Education & Community

ADMAF Awards Ceremony

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24-April-2024

Empowering Diversity: Navigating the Spectrum with Innovation

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23-April-2024

Cultural Diplomacy

AGDA inks strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation

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17-April-2024

Education & Community

Romance and War/Music and Technology: From Brief Encounter to Lawrence of Arabia

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4-March-2024

Education & Community

Fatima bint Mubarak: Enlightenment in Ideology and Work by H.E. Dr. Maitha Al Shamsi

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7-February-2024

Education & Community, Performing Arts

Harmonizing Hope | The Resilient Journey of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music

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25-November-2023

Visual Arts

Performance Bodies/Porous Borders | ADMAF at Abu Dhabi Art 2023

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23-November-2023

Visual Arts

Hybrid Collaborations: Between Art and Tech | ADMAF at Abu Dhabi Art 2023

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22-November-2023

Visual Arts

M’HAB, 2023 | ADMAF at Abu Dhabi Art 2023

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21-November-2023

Visual Arts

Christo & Jeanne-Claude Award Winner 2023

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21-November-2023

Visual Arts

ADMAF at Abu Dhabi Art 2023

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12-October-2023

Cultural Diplomacy

Memorandum of Understanding with WOW – Women of the World

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4-October-2023

Abu Dhabi Festival, Visual Arts

ABORT, RETRY, FAIL | Solo Exhibition by Farah Al Qasimi

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22-March-2023

Education & Community

World Poetry Day 2023

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18-November-2019

Education & Community, Film & Media

Young Filmmakers Circle 2019/2020

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Awards & Grants

Awards

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ADMAF Design Fund in Partnership with L’ÉCOLE School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels

A unique platform for emerging jewellery designers in the UAE, renowned for bespoke collaborations and comprehensive training opportunities, paving the way towards professional excellence.

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Application opening in September 2024
Fashion, Jewellery
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Dolce&Gabbana x ADMAF Design Awards

Launched in 2023, the Dolce&Gabbana x ADMAF Design Awards empower emerging UAE designers in the luxury industry. Offering exceptional opportunities for professional and creative development in high-end sartorial and jewellery crafts, the awards foster creative excellence. Through funding, mentorship, residencies and networking, the awards enhance the designers' careers and their contribution to the region's cultural industries.

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The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award

Presented in partnership with New York University Abu Dhabi, the award gives UAE undergraduates and recent graduates the chance to create a work of art that, in the spirit of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s work, can be publicly exhibited and enjoyed.

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Applications opening in September 2024
Visual Arts
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Gulf Capital – ADMAF Visual Arts Award

The ADMAF Visual Arts Award was launched in 2013 and is an annual prize offering 10,000AED in development opportunities to the Emirati emerging artist between the age of 18 and 35 years who demonstrates outstanding creativity in the different forms of Visual Arts.

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Applications opening in September 2024
Performing Arts
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Gulf Capital – ADMAF Creativity Award

The Award recognises creative excellence among youth in the performing arts.

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Application opening in September 2024
Design
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TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award

The TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award was established in 2014 to recognise outstanding innovation and achievement by young Emiratis in the fields of design and architecture. The award seeks to nurture potential and encourage creative practice by providing a launch pad for emerging designers and architects across the UAE.

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Publications

ADMAF Publications

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ADMAF TRIBUNE – ABU DHABI FESTIVAL 2024

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ADMAF Yearbook 2023

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Portrait Of a Nation

A history of arts and artist of the United Arab Emirates

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THE ART OF THE EMIRATES

THE ART OF THE EMIRATES

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