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 creatively-minded youth – families and teachers also welcome.
Early registration is advised please register via this link.

Day 2 – Day 3: Monday, October 9, 2023 and Tuesday, October 10, 2023
9am – 2pm
Dedicated to group visits by school and universities only and anyone with a student ID.
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.

For further programme updates and announcements, watch this space and follow our social media platforms. The 2022 pilot programme can be viewed here.