Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Art Foundation brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region. Since 2009 SAF has built on the history of cultural collaboration and exchange that began with the first Sharjah Biennial in 1993. Working with local and international partners, we create opportunities for artists and artistic production through our core initiatives that include the Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, residencies, production grants, commissions, exhibitions, research, publications and a growing collection. Our education and public programmes focus on building recognition of the central role art can play in the life of a community by promoting public learning and a participatory approach to art. Sharjah Art Foundation is funded by the Department of Culture and Information, Government of Sharjah.

Vantage Point Sharjah 4: Self-portrait

Open Call for Submissions

Deadline for submissions: 20 June 2016

Ongoing Exhibition:

The Time is Out of Joint

12 March–12 June 2016
Building GH and I, SAF Art Spaces

Rumba II, Nomad, 2015, video, 14 mins 16 secs, film still

Sharjah Art Institute Programme:

Urban Sketching

May 22 – 25, 2016
4:30 pm – 6:30
Sharjah Art Institute, Arts Area

SB13 Curator Announced

Christine Tohmé appointed Curator of Sharjah Biennial 13

Sharjah Art Foundation announces the selection of Christine Tohmé as the Curator of Sharjah Biennial 13, opening March 2017.

Photo: Tarek Moukaddem, 2015.

Sharjah Art Institute Programme:

Introduction to Decoupage

May 14 – 28, 2016
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sharjah Art Institute, Arts Area

Ongoing Exhibition:

Simone Fattal

12 March–12 June 2016
Building F, SAF Art Spaces

Sharjah Art Institute Programme

Sharjah Art Foundation will present a series of unique short courses at the Sharjah Art Institute, designed for a range of age groups, starting 2 May 2016.

Rawdat al-Balabel

In collaboration with AMAR Foundation (Arab Music Archiving & Research), Sharjah Art Foundation presents Rawdat al-Balabel: a series of podcasts about classical Arabic music that consists of episodes posted online every week over the course of the year. The hundred and fifty-seventh podcast of Rawdat al-Balabel Dawr “Episode 157: Al-tariqa al-Qundargiyya (3)" is now available.

Image courtesy of AMAR Foundation