Name of the organization or artist

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi





NYU Abu Dhabi, PO Box 129188



United Arab Emirates


Website URL


Missions and objectives

Showcasing music, theater, dance, film, poetry, family programs, and interdisciplinary performances that defy definition, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi presents distinguished professional artists from around the world alongside student, faculty, and community productions.

As a place that both presents and develops work, The Arts Center is a vibrant laboratory for performance that fosters a dynamic relationship between the arts, scholarship, and the community.

Located on the NYU Abu Dhabi campus, The Arts Center presents the University with compelling programming that connects to the curriculum, using the arts to illuminate and enliven the scholarly pursuits of students and faculty. The Arts Center creates a dynamic space for research and investigation, encouraging the active pursuit of knowledge for audiences as well as visiting artists. Excellence, collaboration, creativity, accessibility, innovation, respect, and understanding are The Arts Center’s core values, striving to be a beacon on the international arts landscape, firmly rooted in the region but with a global reach.


Main Activities

Presenter and commissioner of contemporary, multidisciplinary performing arts events.

Develop the local arts ecosystem through skills and capacity building, including workshops, master classes, career discussions, and Numoo, an artist development program


Contact person

Bill Bragin