Institutional Presentation Statement
Founded in 2005, thejamjar is a community arts space that works to promote artists and support the development of Dubai’s arts scene through its extensive arts programme, educational initiatives, and community projects. The 4000 sq. ft. studio and project space offers the region’s first Public DIY Painting Studio alongside a year round exhibition and events calendar presenting a diverse range of art forms, including visual art, film, music, theatre and more.
thejamjar has moulded itself to the needs of the community and prides itself on making art accessible to all creating a platform for dialogue and interaction amongst like-minded individuals, artists, researchers, writers and creators.
Included in thejamjar’s extensive portfolio of services is art consulting through its brand 17A Art Consultants, and events organizing for private and public art projects involving professional artists, collectives, schools, universities, non-for-profit and corporate organizations. thejamjar is also the creator and driving force behind ArtintheCity, an initiative committed to promoting arts in the region, and encompasses the ArtBus, www.artinthecity.com, and the publication of the UAE’s ArtMap.
- Hetal Pawani, thejamjar, AE
- Lindsey Gildea, thejamjar, AE