Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial was launched in 2004 to introduce the Art of Arabic Calligraphy theoretically and practically, with all its divisions, schools, and conventions.
The Biennial invites renowned calligraphers and practitioners from around the world to showcase their art and projects to help in enhancing the development of Arabic Calligraphy Art. The Biennial is also a platform for the artists to experience technical, aesthetic and intellectual advancement. It also encourages exploration and research to deepen the history of the Arabic Calligraphy.
The duration of the Biennial varies from a month to two months with eventful days of workshops, seminars, performances, and ceremonies awarding the calligraphers and artists.