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Dubai Art Season: Grand designs to highlight creative landscape

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By Wam

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, has announced the launch of ‘Dubai Art Season,’ as the city’s umbrella arts initiatives from March 14 to April 15.

The season aims to highlight the Emirate’s growing creative landscape within the international circuit.

Opening on the first day of Art Week, which features SIKKA Art Fair, Design Days Dubai and Art Dubai, 'Dubai Art Season' will also encompass the Middle East Film & Comic Con, and will culminate with the Gulf Film Festival 2014.

Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,  Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority said: "Dubai’s extensive portfolio of arts and culture events has set a clear growth track for its creative landscape. “Boasting platforms that lend momentum to each discipline of art, from visual arts, and performing arts, to film, the city has become an incubator for aspiring and emerging artistic talent."

As the umbrella arts initiative of the city, ‘Dubai Art Season’ will integrate Dubai’s community into the burgeoning creative industry, with the activation of public spaces, outdoor art projects, interactive initiatives, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and performances, among others.

"‘Dubai Art Season’ will play an integral role in underlining the cultural and artistic strengths of Dubai, especially in the run up to the World Expo 2020, where every element of the city will mark its arrival in the global spotlight," he added.

The initiative will play an integral role in highlighting the growth of its creative industries within the regional and international circuit, underlining its role as the definitive cultural destination.

‘Dubai Art Season’ will feature a culturally rich programme that caters to audiences across the UAE. Details on the programme will be announced in due course.

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority is committed to cultivating the cultural landscape of Dubai by building on its rich Arabian heritage, nurturing and promoting talent in the field of culture and arts, and encouraging intercultural dialogue between the city’s communities.