Alserkal Cultural Foundation

Established in 2008 and located in Heritage House, a structure in Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood that was built in 1925, the foundation provides a venue for cultural events, lectures, and to showcase the history of the region through art and cultural exchanges.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Arts
    • Visual arts
      • Photography
      • Textile arts
      • Design
      • Painting
      • Architecture
      • Sculpture
    • Museums
      • Art museums
      • History museums
    • Humanities
    • Cultural awareness
    • Arts services
      • Public arts
    • Arts education
    • Arts & Culture
  • Humanitarian
    • Youth development
      • Community service for youth

Focus populations

  • Academics
  • Artists and performers
  • Students
  • Teachers

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • United Arab Emirates


  • Events
    Hosted in Heritage House, the foundation also provides space public and private events, such as art exhibitions, photo shoots, fashion and design pop-ups, and corporate and networking events.
  • Workshops

    The foundation hosts heritage cultural workshops that focus on teaching Emirati culture and artistry, including ceramic tile, skyline sketching, wearable art, live storytelling, business management, as well as art and architecture preservation programmes in collaboration with the municipality heritage department.


Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • In-kind gifts
    • Donated equipment
  • Pro bono services
  • Programme related investment

Primary funders

  • Ahmed bin Eisa Alserkal

Funding source

  • Family
  • Private


Board members

  • Ahmed bin Eisa Alserkal

Contact details