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Art Dubai would like to thank the following for their support with the Art Dubai 2015-16 programme:






The 2016 Radio programme is commissioned by Alserkal Avenue. 


Alserkal Avenue Programme is dedicated to incubating innovative ideas and creative projects that increase the understanding and appreciation of diverse communities and histories within the region, and to foster a productive dialogue with local, regional and international publics. With a view to working mainly with emerging mid-career artists, AAP provides addition support for artists living and working in the MENASA region whose projects are collaborative, participatory and ephemeral.





In 2016, British Council is supporting the Global Art Forum and 89plus.


The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.


Our 7000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes.  We have been in the Gulf for 60 years and in the UAE our arts work stretches across visual arts, literature, theatre, architecture, design, fashion and the creative economy.We create networks that foster collaboration and share knowledge for the long term benefit of individuals and communities where we work.


For more information, please visit: britishcouncil.ae





In 2016, the Campus Art Dubai Core 4.0 project is produced with support from Maraya Art Centre.


Established in 2006, Maraya Art Centre is a three-storey non-profit creative space located in Sharjah, UAE. Since its inception, Maraya has offered the public an innovative exhibitions programme, showcasing the work of leading Middle Eastern and international artists. The centre also boasts multi-media facilities, a video archive, an art library and a regular public programme of workshops and events designed by its in-house team and guest curators. Outside of the main building, Maraya also has several public park art sites within its local vicinity that feature interactive projects and sculptures.





The design of the gallery halls is advised by Ibda Design, an architecture, urban and interior design practice based in Dubai, led by architects Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto.


Ibda Design is an international Architecture, Urban and Interior Design practice based in Dubai with collaboration offices in Beirut and Tokyo. The firm was founded by Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto. Ibda Design has a multi-disciplinary approach to design, addressing the social,  nvironmental, economic and technological aspects of each project in order to tailor a highly specific concept to the given context. Ibda Design develops projects of varying scale and program, approaching each in a unique manner, with the ultimate aim of delivering a distinctive and high quality design. Ibda in arabic means [start].





Marker 2016 is supported by the Price Claus Fund for Culture and Development. 


Based on the principle that culture is a basic need, the Prince Claus Fund’s mission is to actively seek cultural collaborations founded on equality and trust with partners of excellence in spaces where resources and opportunities for cultural expression, creative production and research are limited and cultural heritage is threatened. The Prince Claus Fund is based in Amsterdam and operates in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. 





The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program is supported by The Cultural Office of HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was established in early 2013 to serve as the official platform to develop and activate substantial art movements as milestones within the region. Many existing art-related projects have now been directly placed under the cultural office and a lot more of future planned programs will help raise the profile of the pool of talents existing in the region. The Cultural Office combines the best art practices and concepts from around the world and tailors it to respect and preserve our legacy and culture in the Arab world for International recognition.





In 2016, The White Boutique supports The Wedding Project.


The White Boutique is a family-owned events, floral design and catering company. We have been offering bespoke event concepts, imaginative floral designs, and catering solutions since 2010. At the core of what we do is simply our passion for creating artistic spaces and exceptional floral arrangements, whilst focusing on an extraordinary customer experience for all our clients.





In 2016, ROI supports The Wedding Project.


ROI LAND INVESTMENTS LTD is a US listed global property investment company.


ROI’s core business is land development with current investments in the United States, Canada and Dubai, UAE. It specializes in high quality diversified commercial and mixed use developments that are free of zoning/planning restrictions. ROI then obtains the necessary development permits, outsources the development of the infrastructure to one of its global construction partners and profits handsomely from the sale of the subdivided land units to known large regional developers.
In addition and opportunistically, ROI pursues construction projects and asset management.


ROI has an exclusive business model which is based on the combination of a niche real estate strategy with innovative financing to create a unique synergy.






















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