A unique cultural programme
The Year of Creative Collaboration aimed to increase the visibility of the UK in the UAE and vice versa in order to give greater focus, depth and contemporary relevance to the long-standing relationship between our two nations. The unique cultural programme strengthened existing relationships and brokered new ones between our people, institutions and businesses.
We explored the role culture plays in shaping the societies of tomorrow. Through an innovative programme of high quality projects, we stimulated and inspired the next generation and continue looking towards future collaboration between the UK and the UAE.
Creativity and innovation
Creativity and innovation ran through the entire programme: we explored the ways in which our respective cultural heritage and contemporary creative expression inspires innovation in all sectors and all areas of society.
By animating public spaces with innovative work by UK-based artists and cultural organisations, we successfully engaged, delighted and inspired people from across the UAE.