Dubai / Emirates Business
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced a host of new and exciting initiatives for the SIKKA Art Fair’s 2017 edition. The SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai Art Season’s flagship initiative, is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).
The last edition of SIKKA Art Fair was inaugurated by Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in the presence of Her Excellency Ohoud Bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, and Her Excellency Shamma Bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth, with a core aim to further raise happiness and positive energy across all communities within Dubai. This is achieved by providing young creatives with a platform to demonstrate their talents and skills, further uplifting Dubai’s cultural
life, and showcasing a plethora of cultural initiatives to residents and visitors of the Emirate.
The much-anticipated 2017 edition of the SIKKA Art Fair follows a hugely successful line-up of events for
2016, which garnered a remarkable turnout for its stimulating music, dance, plays, poetry recitals, improvisational performances and open-air cinema screenings featuring local and international talent.
Designed to encourage the creativity of artists across the region, the 2017 fair will feature arts and culture on the move with new events such as ‘SIKKA around the City,’ ‘SIKKA Art Van’, and ‘Al Fahidi Fridays’ that will focus on highlighting Al Fahidi Historical District as a year-round regular artistic and cultural centre. The SIKKA
initiatives reflect the Authority’s commitment to contributing towards establishing Dubai as a city of happy, creative and empowered individuals, by providing an increasingly engaging cultural environment to inspire and raise the positive spirit in Dubai.
Her Highness Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum commented, “One of our key mandates at Dubai Culture is to further engage Dubai’s wider community to think creatively, by supporting talented artists to showcase their skills across different creative disciplines. As we continue to enrich future editions of the SIKKA Art Fair with new projects, we are fulfilling the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Ruler of Dubai, to establish the emirate as a city of happy, creative and empowered people by 2021 by highlighting the cultural framework of the city and its commitment to nurturing established and emerging talent.”