Sharjah Art Foundation
Founded in 2009, the Foundation is an initiative committed to supporting the development of a flourishing arts environment in the Gulf.
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Sharjah Art Foundation brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region.
Since 2009 SAF has built on the history of cultural collaboration and exchange that began with the first Sharjah Biennial in 1993.
Working with local and international partners, the foundation creates opportunities for artists and artistic production through its core initiatives that include the Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, residencies, production grants, commissions, exhibitions, research, publications and a growing collection. The education and public programmes focus on building recognition of the central role art can play in the life of a community by promoting public learning and a participatory approach to art. Sharjah Art Foundation is funded by the Department of Culture and Information, Government of Sharjah.
Imran Qureshi , Blessings Upon the Land of my Love, 2011. Site Specific Installation. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation Photo by Alfredo Rubio