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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.

Our participation at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.  The initiative aims to strengthen and support the Emirati publishing industry by presenting the achievements of Emirati and Arab writers.

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

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…

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…

Celebrate World Poetry Day 2023 with an evening of poetry inspired by the poems of Sheikh Zayed as part of the 8th edition of ADMAF’s Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab initiative. The…

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Awards

The Abu Dhabi Music & Art Foundation (ADMAF) and the luxury fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana are pleased to unveil the winners of the ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Design Award 2024.

The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and the luxury fashion brand Dolce&Gabbana are pleased to unveil the winners of the ADMAF x Dolce&Gabbana Design Award 2023. This prestigious accolade serves as a beacon for emerging creatives, fostering their talent while honouring their cultural legacy through innovative design.

Sarah AlMansoori claims the inaugural title in the jewellery creations category, while Azza Al Tawila di secures the coveted spot in the fashion category. Both winners will embark on a transformative journey, refining their work through an immersive 6-moth paid internship programme at Dolce&Gabbana headquarters in Milan, Italy, in their respective fields. Their final products will then be featured at the Abu Dhabi Festival 2025, showcasing the fusion of tradition and innovation in Emirati artistry.

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Awards

H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan honours winners of Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation awards in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels, Gulf Capital, and Total Energies.

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, affirmed that our wise leadership, represented by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, is keen on supporting creativity and creators in all fields. This affirms the belief that progress and prosperity are not complete without innovative ideas and creative visions. As such, the UAE always seeks to nurture talent in all fields.

This came after His Excellency honoured the 2023 ADMAF Awards winners in the fields of jewellery design, fine arts, performing arts, and sustainable design with educational partners Van Cleef & Arpels, Gulf Capital, and Total Energies.

Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) proudly marked the awards ceremony to honour the winners of its 2023 awards, in partnership with L’ÉCOLE Middle East – School of Jewelry Arts supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, TotalEnergies, and Gulf Capital.

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Cultural Diplomacy

In the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and the Mayor of Seoul Oh Se-hoon, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) is delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in cultural collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan Government for the first time in the Arab World at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. This exciting endeavour aims to build on a relationship lasting more than 15 years to explore new avenues for cross-cultural exchange. This partnership seeks to further strengthen existing cultural ties, forge even stronger bonds of friendship and collaboration, establish long-lasting partnerships, and explore potential collaborations that foster mutual understanding and appreciation while transcending boundaries to build bridges that connect people.

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