Marking the beginning of one of the most vibrant periods of the city, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), announced the official launch of the sixth edition of Dubai Art Season from 1st March until 30th April 2019, to be held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture.
This year, the Dubai Art Season calendar features an array of new initiatives by existing and new partners along with a colourful, and captivating tapestry of creative events across the city. At a conference held yesterday, Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General at Dubai Culture, announced the new tagline ‘Take a Walk on the Art Side’, inviting the community to explore Dubai’s thriving art scene and a rich programme of activities, exhibitions and art fairs during the season.
Al Nabouda expressed his gratitude to the media for their active cooperation and support during the five previous editions of the Dubai Art Season, since its launch in 2014. Over the years, Dubai Art Season has gained popularity as a platform that positions the city as a world-class art and culture destination, bringing together people from across the country and region for a grand celebration of culture and creativity.
Likewise, several of Dubai Culture’s initiatives are in line with the seventh principle ‘A Land for Talent,’ as it strives to foster and develop talented individuals, and promote their creativity to sustain Dubai as a destination for distinguished minds.
Embodying the eighth principle, Dubai Culture directs special attention towards empowering future generations through its innovative projects for preserving and safeguarding heritage, leveraging it as a pivotal source for the community identity of Dubai and the UAE in the future.
Dubai Art Season 2019 kicks off with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, followed by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA), SIKKA Art Fair, Art Dubai, DIFC Art Nights, and Galleries Night (Alserkal avenue). Other events include L’Ecole Van Cleef & Arpels, World Art Dubai, Middle East Film & Comic Con, to name a few.
This year’s edition will culminate with the Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition, in its 10th edition, offering visitors a platform for knowledge and culture exchange.
The full calendar of activities will be announced soon.
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