Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed’s Cultural Office launches art initiative for schools

DUBAI, — The 2017 edition of the artist-led ‘Artists in Schools initiative’ was launched today by the Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The initiative was launched in collaboration with Art Dubai, a platform to interact with artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, as part of the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Programme. It seeks to engage children and teenagers from six schools in Dubai to take part in art workshops and enrich the art landscape across the UAE.

This year’s edition features a project by Amsterdam-based lead artist Suzan Drummen, which saw families and children work together to create a large-scale temporary installation on-site at the fair.

Mona Bin Kalli, Director of the Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed, described the initiative as instrumental in unleashing students’ creativity and improving their art skills.

Durmmen said the educational programme seeks to encourage creativity in various arts.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed’s Cultural Office launches art initiative for schools

DUBAI, — The 2017 edition of the artist-led ‘Artists in Schools initiative’ was launched today by the Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The initiative was launched in collaboration with Art Dubai, a platform to interact with artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, as part of the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Programme. It seeks to engage children and teenagers from six schools in Dubai to take part in art workshops and enrich the art landscape across the UAE.

This year’s edition features a project by Amsterdam-based lead artist Suzan Drummen, which saw families and children work together to create a large-scale temporary installation on-site at the fair.

Mona Bin Kalli, Director of the Cultural Office of Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed, described the initiative as instrumental in unleashing students’ creativity and improving their art skills.

Durmmen said the educational programme seeks to encourage creativity in various arts.

Source: Emirates News Agency