Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual art book fair, FOCAL POINT, returns for its second edition with a wide range of printed matter. The three-day event will feature regional and international artists and publishers, participating either by invitation or through an open call, who will present their content individually or within curated sections. A public programme of talks, screenings, book launches, open studios and themed educational workshops will run alongside the book fair.

This year marks the launch of the FOCAL POINT Publishing Grant, an award for two or more recipients that supports book and print projects as well as independent set-ups demonstrating a long-term plan for publishing books and other printed matter.

FOCAL POINT 2019 will take place from 14 to 16 November 2019 in Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, situated in Sharjah’s Arts Square.

This event is free and open to the public.


To be announced.

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Sharjah Art Foundation presents the first edition of FOCAL POINT – an annual art book fair that will present, engage, circulate, sell and distribute printed matter by publishers in the region and across the world.