IAC’s Dubai initiative a resounding success

Works now on display at Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 following an opening reception on June 9, 2019.

Thanks to funding from Canada Council for the Arts and Global Affairs Canada, Indefinite Arts Centre (IAC) has concluded its 2019 international initiative in Dubai. Currently, 14 works by IAC artists are on display inside the Terminal 3 airside concourse at the world’s busiest airport, the Dubai International Airport and will return to Canada at the end of June 2019.

IAC successfully opened its joint exhibition Connections at the Dubai International Airport on June 9, 2019. The exhibition is now on display in the airside concourse inside Terminal 3.

The airport exhibition follows a successful artist/staff residency where two of our artists (Roby King and Yunsun Lee) and staff members (Karly Mortimer and Vanessa Toews) travelled to Dubai in May 2019 to meet local artists from our sister organization Mawaheb, work collaboratively on engaging projects, and immerse themselves in a new cultural environment that will ultimately inspire their own artistic practice.

All participants in our residency came back from Dubai with new skills, new lifelong friends, and a renewed sense of confidence of their abilities and identity as artists.

Guided by our strategic plan, Indefinite Arts Centre became one of Canada’s first disability arts organizations to tour internationally in 2018 with stops in Hong Kong and Korea. The international residency also marks a first for the organization, and sets the bar for our future international partnerships.