The Arts Center at NYUAD Recognized by Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards

"We are so grateful. We are proud of our five-year long history."

Press Release

The Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards has recognized The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi for its contribution to the UAE’s arts and culture scene. The Arts Center received the award for Best Contribution to the Arts, in recognition of its continuous efforts to bridge cultures through performing arts and creating a home for new artistic conversations.

The Arts Center's First Five Years in Abu Dhabi

  • hosted nearly 400 performances involving over 1,400 extraordinary artists from more than 50 countries
  • 22 commissions and over 170 artist residencies
  • 78,000 audience attendance
 

“We are proud of our five-year long history and remain committed to deepening our relationship with residents of Abu Dhabi and the UAE."

Executive Artistic Director Bill Bragin

“We are so grateful to receive the community’s recognition through the receipt of The Pride of Abu Dhabi Awards," said the Arts Center's Executive Artistic Director Bill Bragin. "We are proud of our five-year long history and remain committed to deepening our relationship with residents of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. We are continually excited to create programming which we hope will leave audiences feeling inspired."

The Arts Center was also shortlisted in the Favorite Event Entertainment category for Rooftop Rhythms and CinemaNa, as well as Favorite Festival category for the Barzakh Festival.


About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly-selective liberal arts, engineering and science curriculum with a world center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from 115 nations and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.