Islamic Arts Festival continues preparations for 24th session
August 24, 2021 / 6:39 PM
Sharjah24: The Preparatory Committee for the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival (SIAF) continues its preparations for the twenty-fourth session, which will start next December under the slogan “Tadaroj” (Gradation), under the patronage and support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, whose vision reflects arts as a creative aspect and a global civilised language.
The committee began inviting the artists participating in the twenty-fourth session, while the places hosting the artworks and the exhibitions were identified, starting from Sharjah to at Khorfakkan. This came during a meeting held at the Department of Culture in Sharjah, in the presence of Mohammed Al Qaseer, Director of the Cultural Affairs Dept. in the Department, Director of the Festival, and members of the Preparatory Committee, contributing in building bridges of communication between the peoples of the world.
The next session of the festival will witness a wide participation of Emirati artists, while the rest of the participations will come from various countries of the world, in line with the precautionary measures.
Mohammed Al Qaseer has highlighted the significance of the Islamic Arts Festival, stressing that it comes in line with the interest of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, aiming to promote the value of arts.
Al Qaseer added that the preparatory committee is keen that the participating artworks will be distributed in all regions of Sharjah, including the Eastern and Central regions. He stressed that the next session focuses on the Emirati artist in particular, along with the Arab and international artists, pointing out that the festival supports several artists from all over the world to highlight Islamic arts, as part of the Sharjah Civilisation Project.