Dubai Culture stand at Dubai Government Excellence Programme
The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, will showcase its varied cultural initiatives that have contributed significantly to enhancing Dubai’s cultural scene at the first Dubai Government Excellence Programme exhibition to be held until December 20, 2011, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Dubai Government Excellence Program’s first-ever exhibition is a national initiative held to underscore the excellence, drive, and accomplishments of the various government entities in the Emirate, and how they have contributed collectively to strengthening the social and economic fabric.
Dubai Culture will highlight its impressive series of initiatives and projects including the prestigious Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of Arts Awards, SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai Festival for Youth Theatre, Heritage Centers and Dubai Public Library.
Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, said: “One of the central goals of the Dubai Strategic Plan, envisaged by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is to promote the city’s cultural identity and establish Dubai as a regional hub for culture and the arts.
“Over the past years, we have introduced several path-breaking initiatives with the objective of promoting national talent, drive original content creation, promote intercultural dialogue and highlight Dubai’s status as a thriving cultural destination. With initiatives such as the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of Arts Awards we also continue to encourage individuals and organisations to become part of the vibrant cultural movement of Dubai.”
Reiterating Dubai Culture’s role in spearheading the growth of the culture and arts scene of the city, the Authority has commissioned ‘Tinkah,’ a young group of UAE national artists to conceptualise and design of the Authority’s stand at the exhibition.
The artists, Reem Al Ghaith, Abeer Tahlak, and Kholoud Sharafi, are sharing their individual strengths and design expertise for ‘Tinkah.’
The Dubai Government Excellence Program exhibition will host some 33 government departments and expects to host over 1,500 visitors.