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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 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 2016-17, CAD Core will be led by Murtaza Vali, Uzma Z Rizvi and Lantian Xie, with an invited group of international and local guest tutors, and focuses on the theme, 'On Engagement: Rethinking Investment'. Around 15 participants are selected for CAD Core each year; the course begins in October 2016.


Applications for CAD 5.0 Core is now closed. 


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 Dubai Design District (d3).




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