Partnership & Collaboration

Collaborations and strategic partnerships with institutions across the United Arab Emirates lie at the core of our mission. UAE Unlimited continuously strives to forge meaningful and lasting connections with cultural organizations, as well as individual art practitioners in the field, in order to promote a healthy exchange of ideas and constructive dialogue.

Partnerships established by UAE Unlimited aim at supporting the cultural ecosystem in the country and beyond, by connecting young artists with professional mentors, specialized advisors, and thought-leaders in the field, thereby creating new networks, as well as opportunities for further collaborations beyond the time-frame of each program’s cycle. We also strive to introduce and connect young artists with curators, art institutions, and exhibition venues, in order to pave the way for future possibilities.

Each year since our inception, we have collaborated with a partner institution across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. In 2015, 
we worked with the Dubai Community Theatre and Art Centre on an exhibition titled Public Privacy,  which was co-curated by Mohammed Kazem and Christiana de Marchi. The following year, we produced Al Haraka Baraka at the Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah, curated by Ali MacGilp; and in 2017, Bayn at Warehouse421, curated by Munira Al Sayegh. This was followed by an exhibition titled Ishara, curated by Karim Sultan at Concrete, in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai in 2018; and most recently, we have returned to the Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah to produce Tashweesh, curated by Laura Metzler.

In each of these collaborations, we have pulled together talent from diverse corners of the art field. We have had established practicing artists mentor our younger participants, and university-level academics conduct training sessions on a variety of subjects. We also invited art writers and established curators to contribute to the program through workshops and advisory roles. It is our hope that these connections will continue to develop and yield positive results in the years to come.