A major new cultural development for the Middle East: Work begins on Jeddah arts center

Construction work has begun on the first major center for the creative arts in Saudi Arabia, which is being developed and funded by Art Jameel.

The 17,000m2 development in the north of Jeddah will include art galleries, a theatre, rehearsal and events spaces, cafes and a restaurant, and a central outdoor courtyard for performances and screenings.

The construction started in July 2017 after Art Jameel was granted approval from Jeddah Municipality.  Once complete, the center will act as an incubator for artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, and creative engineers.

Fady Mohammed Jameel, President of Art Jameel, said: “In March we said that Art Jameel is embarking on a new phase of development – strengthening our programs in Saudi Arabia and across the world.  This new incubator in Jeddah – our home – is part of that journey and will be followed, in the future, with other incubators in different cities of the Kingdom.

“We would like to thank Jeddah Municipality, the General Entertainment Authority, and all the government authorities for their help in making this happen and their enthusiasm for this landmark project.”

The center will also feature world-class exhibitions from both Saudi and international artists.

 

Fady Mohammed Jameel, President of Art Jameel, said: “In March we said that Art Jameel is embarking on a new phase of development – strengthening our programs in Saudi Arabia and across the world.  This new incubator in Jeddah – our home – is part of that journey and will be followed, in the future, with other incubators in different cities of the Kingdom.

“We would like to thank Jeddah Municipality, the General Entertainment Authority, and all the government authorities for their help in making this happen and their enthusiasm for this landmark project.”

The center will also feature world-class exhibitions from both Saudi and international artists.

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