Friday, March 14, 2008

Dubai's Cultural & Art Authority


His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, has issued a decree creating a Cultural and Art Authority in Dubai.

The aim of the authority will be to enhance the international status of Dubai, which will participate in developing and forming the cultural scene of the 21st century in the region and around the globe.

The launch of this authority is part of Dubai's 2015 strategy which aims to place Dubai on the international cultural and heritage map. Omar Bin Sulaiman, said that the authority will strive to boost Dubai's position as one of the world's most diverse cultural cities, where East meets West.

The authority will supervise the establishment of a developed culture and art infrastructure in Dubai. It will also concentrate on establishing a creative atmosphere in visual arts, theatre, music, poetry, arts and heritage.

Among other responsibilities, the authority will take on the task of merging culture and art into Dubai's daily life and making use of art to create a suitable environment where all cultures will interact in Dubai, where a distinguished cultural identity will be established.

3 comments:

Betty said...

I am a corporate art consultant from NYC and will be in Dubai from Sat. April 12th- midday Tuesday April 14th. I am also on the NY State Council of the Arts. I would very much like to meet with Scott Desmarais or someone else to discuss what is happening art wise in Dubai. My cell phone is 917 885-3163 an dmy e-mail is corpartdir@aol.com. Thank you very much.
Betty Levin
President
Corporate Art Directions
41 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212 355-5370

Anonymous said...

NYC Artist seeks Information:
I am a New York City based fine arts abstract artist (large paintings and carved sculpture)that shows and sells internationally. I am interested in the Dubai visual arts market. I am planning a trip to Dubai in January to make business connections for exhibition and potential sales. My works are primarily large,modern abstractions based on geometric composition. Any assistance in my trip planning and potential sites, galleries, and connections would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much,
Respectfully,
Roy Secord
secordrw@aol.com

betty said...

I am a corporate art consultant from NYC and will be in Dubai from Sat.Nov 31- Wed Nov 3. I am also on the NY State Council of the Arts. I would very much like to meet with Scott Desmarais or someone else to discuss what is happening art wise in Dubai. My cell phone is 917 885-3163 and my e-mail is corpartdir@aol.com. Thank you very much.
Betty Levin
President
Corporate Art Directions
41 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
212 355-5370