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Campus Art Dubai


Campus Art Dubai (CAD) is a school for artists, curators, writers, architects, designers and cultural producers based in the UAE. Meetings occur over weekends and feature courses, talks, workshops, taught and led by a local and international cast of academics, critics, curators and artists. The course provides a space for critical thinking and the exchange of ideas and skills, with participants encouraged to collaborate, debate and challenge. CAD 4.0 began in October 2015; further information on the courses can be found here


CAD Community is a membership level for all arts enthusiasts as well as practitioners; monthly talks, workshops, exhibition tours and community events are offered free and are open to all.


Sign up here to become a member of CAD Community and learn about arts events and activities in the UAE.


CAD Core is an intensive, six-month course for artists, writers, curators and cultural producers based in the UAE. In 2015-16, CAD Core is led by Murtaza Vali and Uzma Z Rizvi, with an invited group of international and local guest tutors, and focuses on the theme ‘Turbulent Waters / Shifting Sands’. Around 15 participants are selected for CAD Core each year; the course began on October 10, 2015.


The deadline for CAD Core 4.0 applications is now closed. The call out for participants for CAD Core 5.0 will open in August 2016.


Campus Art Dubai is part of Art Dubai’s educational programming and is held in partnership with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and is supported by Dubai Design District (d3)


Campus Art Dubai is hosted by a number of partner spaces and art institutions in the UAE, including A4 Space at Alserkal Avenue.


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