This Emirati Company Has Just Released A New Creative Initiative For Women

BY Sara AlHumiri / Oct 22 2019 / 11:53 AM

The Cultural Office has just launched its Women's Creative Network...

This Emirati Company Has Just Released A New Creative Initiative For Women
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Founded by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2013, The Cultural Office was built with a purpose to serve as a "leading platform to develop and activate substantial art movements as milestones within the region that will fortify the UAE's standing as a global hub for culture and creativity." This company aims to nurture the untouched talent within the region.

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شبكة المكتب الثقافي للمبدعات، هي ملتقى للمبدعات الإماراتيات وتهدف لإنشاء منصة تحتفي وتعزز دور المرأة في مجال الفنون والإبداع من خلال توفير الفرص المتنوعة إسهاماً في تطور وازدهار الحركة الفنية والثقافية في دولة الإمارات. • The Cultural Office Women’s Creative Network is a platform that aims to promote, foster and celebrate female Emirati creatives in various disciplines by offering diverse opportunities and advancing their contribution to the local art and culture scene. _________________ ‏‎#المكتب_الثقافي ‏#TheCulturalOffice ‏‎#شبكة_المكتب_الثقافي_للمبدعات ‏#TCOWomensCreativeNetwork

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Creating projects such as The Sheikha Manal Art Exchange Program or the The Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award allows art lovers throughout the region to participate and cultivate their talents. Prior to their latest initiative, The Cultural Office have focused on programs that were targeted at kids. Their collaboration with Art Dubai to make the 'Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program' was an example of this. Art workshops were set up following this older initiative, and included Emirati artists joining in to coach the little ones; one of them being Mahra Al Falahi

The Cultural Office has even dabbled in the fashion industry throughout this region. A collaboration was born between them and Piaget in 2017, where The Cultural Office established an art initiative for UAE-based participants to submit an art installation that followed Piaget's collection the 'Sunny Side of Life'. By launching initiatives and workshops, The Creative Office is allowing the art-scene in Dubai to flourish further. Whether it's for the younger generation, or the Emirati women who want a creative outlet such as this. 

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أطلق المكتب الثقافي لسمو الشيخة منال بنت محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم بالتعاون مع دار"بياجيه" السويسرية للساعات والمجوهرات، مشروعاً فنياً في جميع أنحاء دولة الإمارات كجزء من مذكرة تفاهم وقعت في آرت دبي عام 2017، وتضمن المشروع تحدي يجمع بين الفنانين المقيمين في الدولة لتقديم أعمال فنية فريدة من نوعها، مما يعكس التزام الطرفين بدعم الحركة الثقافية والفنية في الدولة وتوفير منصة فنية تفاعلية للمواهب الواعدة تفتح لها المجال لاستكشاف آفاق جديدة. ... The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum collaborated with Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweler, ‘Piaget’, to launch an art project across the UAE, as part of a Memorandum of Understanding agreement signed at Art Dubai 2017. The project challenged UAE-based artists to deliver a unique art installation, reflecting the commitment of both organizations to nurture the UAE’s flourishing arts movement and provide upcoming artists with a platform to push their creativity to new heights. ———————————— #المكتب_الثقافي #TheCulturalOffice #TCOThrowback #Throwback

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The latest iniative that The Cultural Office has introduced is their 'Women's Creative Network' - as captioned on their post it "is a platform that aims to promote, foster and celebrate female Emirati creatives in various disciplines by offering diverse opportunities and advancing their contribution to the local art and culture scene." More than 23 Emirati female "creative disciples" have already joined. The beginning of this network sets an important example for the rest of the region and provides more options later on for the younger minds of this country.