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Sikka Art & Design Festival 2022

Art, Exhibitions Bur Dubai 19 Mar 22
Sikka Art & Design Festival 2022
Sikka Art & Design Festival returns after two-year hiatus. With a stronger line-up and programming, the event is the best place to see what is coming up in the UAE art scene.
Event Location
Al Fahidi St, Al Souq Al Kabeer, Dubai
Bur Dubai
Start Time
19 March 2022, 12:00 AM
End Time
24 March 2022, 12:00 AM

The 10th edition of Sikka Art and Design Festival opened at the Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood in Dubai on Tuesday, March 15, and will run until March 24, 2022.

Inaugurated by, and held under the patronage of, H.H. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Member of the Dubai Council, the event celebrates the diversity in art forms.

Named after the passageways between low-rise structures in the historical neighborhood close to the Dubai Creek (still called by most long-time residents as Al Bastakiya), the festival brings together visual artists, performers, designers, musicians and other creatives to present artworks, concerts, murals, poetry readings and film screenings.

The 2022 edition of the event, which follows the theme of: ‘Celebrating Art, Celebrating Growth’ seeks to bolster a wide range of art forms and support up and coming talent from the region and beyond. The festival also aims to underscore Dubai's standing as an international hub for creativity.

Compared to previous editions, Sikka 10 features more multidisciplinary practices, from design-based work to tech-driven art, as well as more immersive installations that combine multimedia works, from video, photography and research-based projects.

As many as 158 artists will participate in this year’s festival, 79 out of which are Emirati. An additional 34 Arab and 45 Western artists round out the tally.

There are three houses for this edition, overall featuring 58 artists from submissions and collaborations. Furthermore, there 12 outdoor installations, six murals and over 60 workshops and stage performances planned over the period. Finally, there are 10 days of cinema screenings and 17 F&B vendors at the venue.

Sikka Art Design Festival 2022

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