The 3rd March Meeting invites presentations of new projects from artists and practitioners throughout the region.

A collaboration between the Sharjah Art Foundation and New York's ArteEast


The March Meeting is an annual gathering of global art professionals and institutions concerned with the production and dissemination of art in the region and beyond.

Launched in 2008, the Meeting was conceived as a forum to encourage regional art professionals to connect, to share ideas and expertise, to network and possibly to collaborate on future projects.

This year's March Meeting, in collaboration with ArteEast, represents a new and more experimental platform for artists, practitioners, and organizations that will anchor the growing web of relations within the region and create a solid network of partnerships and collaborations.

The programme will feature a series of public talks by distinguished speakers, including the Moroccan scholar, art critic and author Abdelfattah Kilito and internationally celebrated curator and art critic Okwui Enwezor. For the first time this year, Dardashat - informal project discussions - will run alongside more formal presentations by institutions and art professionals, highlighting nearly sixty new projects from around the world.

Whilst the emphasis over the last few years has been to bring practitioners in the Middle East together, with a view to encouraging greater connectivity, synergy and linking, this year's event seeks to anchor the growing web of relations to create more solid networks for partnership and collaboration. The programme for the March Meeting 2010 will allow participants to present projects, ideas, dilemmas and plans, with a view to developing a strong foundation for future collaborative ventures as well as mapping the cultural calendar for the coming years.