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Client: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
Event: Sikka Art Fair 2018
Venue: Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai
Date: 17 – 26 March, 2018

Project Description:
Sikka Art Fair, an initiative by Dubai Culture, takes place yearly in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. In its eighth edition, the fair included over 150 participations, featuring filmmakers, musicians and performing artists, alongside visual artists, mixed media, installation, sculptures, UAE and GCC based initiatives who took a lead in programming spaces devoted to design, animation, multimedia and workshops as well as community events that engaged families and new audiences.

Various supporting activities also took place to make sure the visitors to the Fair have a variety of things to do and witness:
– Artworks exhibited in Houses, Courtyards and Alleyways
– A main stage with live performances on different genres: music, talks, poetry and stand-up comedy
– An outdoor community cinema area hosted by Loco’motion Dubai
– House highlights on the following:

  1. – Saudi House by Culture-Focused Tamashee
    – House of Islamic Arts
    – The Poetryhood by Dubai Poetics
    – Social House by Enable

– Various Projects by UAE based initiatives
– Activations and pop-up shops: Dukkan Careem and Icon Booth By Marta Lamovsek
– Outdoor Live Painting by various artists
– F&B vendors
– Art Workshops for both adults & kids
– Partnership with the following:

  1. – Youth x Hub / Emirates Youth Council
    – KHDA
    – Samsung for ArtxTech by Creatopia
    – Dubai Police
    – Al Seef (by Meraas)
    – DIFC Art Night

– Creative Space by SoH Art x Beauty
– Participation of the Fahidi tenants:

  1. – Tashkeel
    – Majlis Gallery
    – Architectural Heritage House
    – Al Serkal House
    – XVA
    – Akaas Visual Arts
    – Fatma Lootha Gallery
    – Mawaheb
    – Dar Al Khat
    – Sheik Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
    – Etc.
Sikka Art Fair 2018