High school and university students (and their families) are invited to save the date for Creative Careers Days, the UAE’s first, annual festival devoted to exploring your future in the arts.
Day 1: Sunday 23 October 2022
10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Free and open to all creatively-minded youths. Families and teachers are also welcome.
No registration is necessary.
Day 2: Monday 24 October 2022
9.00 am – 8.00 pm
Dedicated to group visits by schools and universities only
Bookings are limited: please register your school or university via this link.
Featuring more than 30 entities and booths manned by leading arts organisations and universities
Featuring more than 30 entities and booths manned by leading arts organisations and universities, Creative Careers Days gives students (and teachers) a unique opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with key artists, curators, and industry specialists. Inspirational talks, informational workshops – including how to create and pitch your portfolio – and behind-the-scenes-at-the-museum tours run throughout the day.
Programmes highlight a diverse range of creative career pathways; options in tertiary education, locally and internationally; student and postgraduate open calls, residencies, internships, and volunteering opportunities, and more.
Additional programming includes an opportunity to feature your school or university’s talent in the UAE student band and music ensemble showcase!
Students are invited to join career surgery sessions to receive expert advice and guidance on navigating the creative industries. An additional multimedia research zone features behind-the-scenes videos and resources, while the Jameel Library will display a special range of resources on pedagogy and arts education for both students and teachers.
Programmes highlight a diverse range of creative career pathways
Creative Careers Days features participation by the Ministry of Culture and Youth UAE, Ministry of Education UAE, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, Alserkal Initiatives, American University in Dubai, American University of Sharjah, Art Dubai Group, Art Studio at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Cinema Akil, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, Goethe Institute – Gulf Region, Gulf Photo Plus, Higher Colleges of Technology, Institut Français des Emirats Arabes Unis, Ishara Art Foundation, Khosh Bosh, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Maraya Art Centre, New York University Abu Dhabi, Palmwood, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Art Foundation, Tashkeel, The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi, The Foundry, The Institute for Emerging Art, The National Pavilion UAE – La Biennale di Venezia, The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, The Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF), Warehouse 421, Zayed University and many more!