Creative Careers Days “You Can’t Have Art Without…”

Attention all high school and university students, teachers, developing professionals and creatively minded youth in the UAE!

Mark your calendars for the return of Creative Careers Days and join us for the UAE’s annual festival devoted to helping you explore your future in the arts.

Day 1: Sunday, October 8, 2023
10am – 6pm
Free and open to all 

Early registration is advised please register via this link.

Click here for the full programme listing for Sunday, October 8, 2023

Day 2 – Day 3: Monday, October 9, 2023 and Tuesday, October 10, 2023
9am – 2pm

Free and open to all 

Click here for the full Day 2 programme

Click here for the full Day 3 programme

Bookings are limited: please register your school or university via this link.

This second iteration of Creative Careers Days, titled You Can’t Have Art Without…, is dedicated to showcasing the multiple roles that can contribute to the growth of the arts ecosystem. Discover how you can apply your core interests from business, accounting and law to humanities, social studies and languages, as well as fine and performing arts to the creative industries.

Creative Careers Days gives students, teachers, educators, families and curious minds a unique opportunity to meet and discuss ideas with key artists, professionals and industry specialists and gain valuable insights into how different roles work together in creative industries. 

Creative Careers Days hosts leading arts organisations and universities* from the UAE and beyond; alongside participatory booths, managed by senior leaders and academics, a full, continual programme of inspirational talks, informational workshops, portfolio reviews, one-to-one sessions and tours runs throughout the fair.

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.

Jameel Arts Centre is activated fully throughout the event: in the Lobby, visitors are invited to join career consultation sessions and receive expert advice on navigating the creative industries; the first floor gallery spaces are taken over by 30+ organisation booths; the Jameel Library features a special range of resources on pedagogy and arts education for faculty and education professionals. Food stalls, music and entertainment is available for all ages! 

Individual participants, schools and universities are invited to register their interest through the RSVP link. Early registration is highly recommended.

Creative Careers Days is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Youth UAE

*With the participation of:

Ministry of Culture and Youth 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 of Sharjah, Art Dubai Group, Art Jameel, Art Studio at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Capsule Arts, Cultural Foundation, Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation, Emirates Literature Foundation, Foundry, Gulf Photo Plus, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Khosh Bosh, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Maraya Art Centre, Middlesex University, National Pavilion UAE – La Biennale di Venezia, New York University Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Museums Authority, Sharjah Performing Arts Academy, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Tashkeel, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, The Institute for Emerging Art, The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, Zayed University, 421 and many more!