Art Jameel

About Art Jameel

Art Jameel supports artists and creative communities. Founded and supported by Jameel family philanthropies, the independent organisation is headquartered in Saudi Arabia and the UAE and works globally. Art Jameel’s programmes – across exhibitions, commissions, research, learning and community-building – are grounded in a dynamic understanding of the arts as fundamental to life and accessible to all.  

Art Jameel’s two institutions Hayy Jameel, a dedicated complex for the arts and creativity in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Jameel Arts Centre, an innovative contemporary institution in Dubai, UAE are complemented by digital initiatives plus collaborations with major institutional partners and a network of practitioners across the world.   

Art Jameel and the Jameel family are currently celebrating three quarters of a century of philanthropy; this journey is marked through the 75 Years / 75 Voices / 75 Stories project, which engages key figures from the worlds of business, arts, academia and philanthropy, including HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman Saudi Space Commission; HRH Princess Adela bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Chairwoman of multiple Saudi charitable societies; Lubna S. Olayan, Chairwoman of Olayan Saudi Holding Company; HE Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth; Tristram Hunt, Director, V&A; HRH The Prince of Wales; Max Hollein, Director at the Metropolitan Museum New York; and L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT.