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Sharjah Art Foundation works with a range of institutional, cultural, government, community and corporate partners on the development and presentation of projects both locally and internationally. These partnerships enable our programmes to reach wider audiences and engage with communities in the UAE and around the world.

Below you will find a list of current and recent sponsors and supporters as well as information on opportunities for corporate sponsors and individual patrons.

Talk to us

To learn more about how you or your organisation can become involved as a supporter of our exhibitions or programmes please contact our fundraising team or call +971 6 5444113

  • How to Support

    Corporate Sponsorship
    Sharjah Art Foundation offers many positive opportunities for organisations to advance their corporate social responsibility programmes in the Middle East and to contribute to the society in which they operate.

    The Sharjah Biennial is one of the UAE’s most internationally recognised cultural events and offers select organisations and individuals a rare and valuable opportunity to be associated with this prestigious occasion and with the vision of HH Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

    We work closely with sponsors to find the best ways to fulfil their specific objectives which might include CSR, marketing, brand building, audience development, corporate networking and staff incentives.

    Sponsorship opportunities are offered at a range of levels and can be for either specific projects such as an exhibition or event, for a education programme, a publication, or even be directed to supporting our work with artists on residencies or commissions.

  • Corporate and Community Supporters

    Sharjah Art Foundation is grateful to the following major corporate sponsors who have generously supported our projects

    Al Batha
    Crescent Enterprises
    SAIF Zone
    Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Cultural Partners
    Abu Dhabi Music and Art Foundation
    Australia Council for the Arts
    British Council
    Danish Agency For Culture
    Goethe Institut
    Institut Francais
    Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)
    Japan Foundation
    Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
    Wiener Festwochen

    Government Partners and Sponsors
    Government of Sharjah, Department of
 Culture and Information
    SAIF Zone
    Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority
    Sharjah Media Center
    Sharjah Media Corporation
    Sharjah Transport

    Media Partners
    Art Asia Pacific
    Art in the City
    PBS Art 21
    Sharjah Media Center
    Sharjah Media Corporation
    UiU/Nafas Art Magazine

    Educational Partners
    American University of Sharjah
    NYU Abu Dhabi
    University of Sharjah,
    College of Fine Art and Design

    Community Organisations
    Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services
    Sharjah Girl Guides
    Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah

  • Overview

    Individuals are also able to support our programmes as SAF Patrons and Friends.

    Individuals have the opportunity to be involved with our activities both in the UAE and internationally while learning more about contemporary art and artists.

    We are happy to discuss with you any particular areas of interest or specific projects or programmes that you may wish to support.