Explorations in the Arts opens Enrolment for its 2015 Edition


The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation invites current university students to join the Explorations in the Arts program for 2015.

The program is designed to expand young UAE nationals’ and long-term residents’ awareness and knowledge around the future of arts and creative industries in the UAE as well as the careers available in them. It is particularly aimed at individuals who are considering a career in the creative field, and would benefit from being exposed to the diverse practices in the U.A.E.

The program consists of three unique components that are:

Application Criteria:

Other considerations:

Please note that this program is open to men and women, and that parents of selected participants will be required to sign a release form granting permission to participate in all three components of the program.

Please note that participants who do not successfully complete the UAE based program and summer internship will not be able to join the international study trip to Berlin.

To apply now, please e-mail: artprogram@shf.ae the following required documents:

        What are your future aspirations?

        Why do you think a creative industry is important for a community?

        What are you current opinions and perceptions about the Art/creative scene in the U.A.E (it’s ok if you don’t know much about it)

Note: All documents must be in PDF format.

Selection process:

  1. Applicants apply
  2. A committee reviews applications
  3. Applicants are shortlisted
  4. Finalists attend an in-person interview
  5. 12 final participants are selected

Application deadline: April 21st 2015