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 Visual Arts Award

Launched in 2013, the award supports the growth of the UAE visual arts scene by awarding emerging Emirati artists for outstanding work.

ADMAF Design Fund

New in 2019, the ADMAF Design Fund reflects the foundations vision for enhancing artistic and creative contributions to the nations development. It does this by providing training, inspiration and professional guidance that stimulates young people and helps launch their careers in the creative industries. 2019’s chosen discipline was jewellery design, in association with the world’s leading luxury jewelers, Van Cleef and Arpels.

ADMAF Creativity Award

Established in 1996, the ADMAF Creativity Award celebrates outstanding Emirati talent in the visual and performing arts, literature and film.

The Christo & 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.

2021 applications are now live.

Design Commission

Established in 2014, the award recognises the outstanding innovation and achievement of young Emiratis in the field of design and architecture. The competitive award nurtures potential and encourages creative practice by providing resources and support for emerging designers and architects across the UAE.