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Global Art Forum

Each year, the Global Art Forum brings together a diverse line-up of artists, curators, musicians, strategists, thinkers and writers to present and debate ideas around a curated theme. Typically featuring around 50 speakers, and running over five days, the Global Art Forum has become known as one of the largest and most significant annual arts conferences in the Middle East and Asia.


The Forum is also recognised for its particularly collaborative, innovative approach, drawing on other disciplines and experiences to take a broad ‘helicopter view’ of the artworld; the programme typically includes performance, music, commissioned research and projects alongside the live talks. Over the years, the Forum has toured to Qatar, Kuwait, France and the UK, and grown to include publications, workshops and other educational initiatives.


Global Art Forum has partnered with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), along with the Dubai Design District (d3), for the 89plus programme, and Qatar Museums, during the Global Art Forum’s programming in Doha.


In Kuwait, March 2015, Global Art Forum partnered with the Tamdeen Group, Sultan Gallery and Nuqat


























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