So, You Want to Work in the Arts?

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, October 23, 2022
10am – 6pm
Free and open to all creatively-minded youth – families and teachers also welcome
No registration necessary; please follow this page and our social media for programme updates

Click here for the full programme listing for Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Day 2: Monday, October 24, 2022
9am – 8pm
Dedicated to group visits by school and universities only
Bookings are limited: please register your school or university via 
this link.

Click here for the full programme listing for Monday, October 24, 2022.

Organised by Art Jameel, this inaugural annual event is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Youth – UAE.

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 careers 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. 

*With participation of:

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, Emirates Literature Foundation, 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 Center 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!

For more details, please email learning@artjameel.org