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The Nationals' Gallery - Riwaq Al Fan Al Emirati

The Emirati Artists' Resource & Register

The Nationals' Gallery is an ADMAF initiative that aims to empower established, emerging and upcoming artists with opportunities to accelerate their careers and enhance their talent.

Register: An up-to-date register of biographies, statements and works by Emirati visual arts practitioners that reflects the breadth of talent and the depth of artistic expression prevalent across the United Arab Emirates.

Resource
: From residencies and awards, to competitions and exhibition calls, a database of visual arts opportunities in the UAE, MENA and rest of the world for exclusive access by Emirati artists, students, curators and practitioners.

Consultations: ADMAF offers one-on-one consultation sessions with artists to support their efforts in the field. Want to work on your portfolio, find out about opportunities abroad or just don’t know how to get started? To schedule an appointment, please call Nina Heydemann at +971 2 333 6402.

Emirati Artists Education Initiative
: Through ADMAF Education, professional artists are invited to inspire the next generation through lectures, workshops and career talks.

Discussion & Debate
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ADMAF encourages debate and discourse around key issues affecting the cultural and creative industries in the UAE by holding regular panel discussions.

Exposure:
ADMAF creates opportunities for Emirati artists to exhibit and publish. Through its national and international partnerships, ADMAF will identify possibilities for solo or collective shows, both in the UAE and further afield.

Grant Support: Through the ADMAF Grant Programme, ADMAF provides financial support to emerging and established Emirati arts practitioners who wish to undertake postgraduate studies, independent research, or exhibitions. For more information, visit Grant.

Watch our exclusive interview about the mission of the National's Gallery on our YouTube channel.
Click here to watch Her Excellency Hoda Al-Kanoo’s talk about 'The Art of the Emirates' at the Arab Gulf Institute in Washington, presented in association with the Middle East Institute.

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The Register

An up-to-date register of biographies, statements and works by Emirati visual arts practitioners that reflects the breadth of talent and the depth of artistic expression prevalent across the United Arab Emirates.

Resources

An ever-evolving database, the Resource element of Nationals’ Gallery provides support by offering information on a wide range of visual arts opportunities from residencies and awards to competitions and exhibition calls in the UAE, MENA and rest of the world for exclusive access by Emirati artists, students, curators and practitioners.