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Arts Foundation

Alserkal Arts Foundation commissions artistic projects, awards research grants, and supports multidisciplinary scholarship and alternative learning. We host residencies and facilitate research at our studios and study spaces at Alserkal Avenue, nurturing critical and intellectually curious projects that impact the cultural sphere in our proximity. We think expansively about our networks, privileging relevance and connectivity over geographic limits or disciplinary boundaries.

Working in close collaboration with artists, curators and thinkers, our programmes are designed to allow audiences to reckon with experimental ideas and processes that inspire thought-provoking cultural production. Making space for dialogue and exchange, we welcome practitioners whose methodologies challenge institutional convention, generating new forms of knowledge and experience. We are focused on creating a responsive environment where learning is peer-led, organic, participatory, and accessible.

Alserkal Arts Foundation is supported by Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Ahmad Bin Eisa Alserkal and the Alserkal family. The Foundation is a hub for Alserkal’s not-for-profit initiatives, bringing together and building on the cultural programming and partnerships central to our ethos since the inception of Alserkal Avenue.

Feeling inspired by our programmes or want to participate in our events? We’re interested in learning more about your projects. Get in touch or learn about eligibility here.