Here's How Saudi Arabia Is Celebrating Artists Throughout The Kingdom

BY Sharvari Alape / Jul 28 2020 / 12:00 PM

Government agencies and buildings are now required to display the artwork of Saudi artists within their spaces

Here's How Saudi Arabia Is Celebrating Artists Throughout The Kingdom

With a rich history of cultural artistry, ever rising talents and opportunities Saudi Arabia has become the hub of flourishing art scene, as a new royal decree ensures the preservation of the Kingdom's arts by showcases it within government spaces.

The applauded directive follows a proporsal from Ministry of Culture to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud with a list of traditional works including artworks, crafts and locally produced goods commemorative of the Kingdom.

The artworks, approved by the Council of Ministers last year, will be added to the National Register for Artistic Works.

Following the decree to government bodies to limit the artworks in display to national artifacts in their official headquarters, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud thanked King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their support of the art scene within the Kingdom.

The cabinet had previously instructed the ministry to create a national record of artistic works and circulate it around all government offcies for information on the works collected by them. The register will provide as a database for all artistic works in the Kingdom and serve as a guide for the country's art history.

Fatimah Al Nemer. Albaqashuh. Mixed media. 140x140cm. Image courtesy of the artist