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The UAE has a vibrant cultural movement and a diverse artistic, intellectual and creative production landscape. Dozens of cultural initiatives, programs, knowledge platforms and art exhibitions have influenced the creative scene in the country and reflected positively on the community at large. The UAE is also setting policies and launching initiatives to support Emirati talent through world-class cultural infrastructure, that provides the resources needed to showcase their artistic outputs to the world.
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival

More than 50 artists from the UAE participated at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, one of the leading artistic and cultural events in the world. The event, entitled “UAE: Living Landscape, Living Memory”, held in Washington, D.C., featured the UAE as the country in focus at the 2022 edition which took place from June 22 to 27, and June 30 to July 4.

Create Theater
Create Theater

s a multifaceted initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture and Youth to provide financial and logistical support to qualified theater associations and troupes

Creative Publishing
Creative Publishing

Creative Publishing’ is a multi-pronged initiative launched by the Ministry of Culture and Youth to support the publishing sector in the UAE.

The initiative targets public benefit associations, publishing houses, writers and researchers, and works to enrich the publishing sector for a sustainable publishing movement in the country.

Visual Arts Forum
Visual Arts Forum

Considered the largest exhibition of visual art from the Gulf, the biannual showcase of the GCC Visual Arts Forum aims to celebrate creativity from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Presented in a member nation every 2 years, the Forum stages activities, events and workshops, establish programmes to support creatives and awards prizes.

National Register of Artifacts
National Register of Artifacts

The project aims at creating a unified national register of artifacts in all emirates of the UAE. This register helps everyone to know all the details about such artifacts and find proper ways to preserve them and restore them as part of the cultural heritage of the state. The implementation of this project is part of the objectives that the Ministry seeks to achieve in order to preserve archaeological sites and introduce them to internal and external audiences. The project is supervised by a local specialized team, which works closely with local authorities to implement modern scientific methods.

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

The aim of the camp is to develop young people’s ability to communicate and express themselves in a creative and effective way that will enhance their productivity in the future and broaden their awareness by stimulating their passion for knowledge and educating them about future career opportunities based on their interests and aspirations.

Al Burda
Al Burda

Launched in 2004, Al Burda is an international initiative by the Ministry of Culture and Youth focused on supporting and fostering creativity, as well as raising awareness about Islamic art and culture both locally and globally. The initiative aims to introduce and engage younger generations to the diverse disciplines of Islamic art and culture. By doing so, Al Burda establishes broad intergenerational links that encourages the advancement of Islamic art on the global cultural map.

Reading Month
Reading Month

Every year March is observed as the month of Reading in the UAE; it is marked by a rich and diverse calendar of engaging activities and sustainable initiatives that motivate the community to read with the aim of transforming reading into a daily habit for everyone and equip, with knowledge, a future generation capable of driving the perpetual  growth journey of the UAE.

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