Founded in 2009 by Hoor Al Qasimi, daughter of Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, a member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and current ruler of Sharjah, to support artists and artistic practice in the Sharjah communities, the UAE, and the region via different platforms that include Sharjah Biennial, the annual March Meeting, art residencies, production grants, commissions, art exhibitions, artistic research, and publications
The foundation includes exhibitions featuring the work of Arab and international artists, performances, music, film screenings, artist talks, and education for a range of audiences from children to adults. The Sharjah Art foundation strives to promote public learning and participation in art practices.
Inspired by the cross-fertilization and rich cultural diversity of the Emirates, the Foundation provides both national and international leadership in the production and presentation of contemporary visual arts.
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