Misk Art Institute Objectives

  • To be the champion and ambassador for artist-led cultural development in Saudi Arabia.
  • To promote Saudi Arabia’s creative and cultural sector on the global stage through world-class exhibitions, artist-led communications and an arts education program aimed at schools and universities across Saudi Arabia.
  • To be a catalyst for the development of the creative economy by providing learning and career opportunities for young Saudis and by inspiring and supporting new forms of creative entrepreneurship.
  • To establish centres in Riyadh and Abha that will provide spaces for exhibitions, artistic production and cutting edge public programmes unique in Saudi Arabia.
  • To bring artists together in a public-facing environment that is welcoming, vibrant and convivial; and to engage artists, students and all types of visitors both at the Misk Art Institute centres and through activities off-site and online.
  • To establish an international office in London to deliver a border-crossing program that challenges prevailing assumptions about Saudi and Arab culture and society.
  • To acquire, over time, a contemporary art collection and archive that will become a resource of national and regional significance.

Venice Biennale Architettura 2018 Open Call

As Commissioner of the Saudi Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, the Misk Art Institute is proud to launch the open call for exhibition proposals at the Saudi national participation at La Biennale di Venezia, 26 May to 25 November 2018.

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