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Most people have a heartfelt need to create and express themselves – it’s part of what makes us human. However, while art, music and writing can be fulfilling at an individual level, governments are increasingly aware of the importance of nurturing creative talent for the benefit of society and the economy.
The UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth has launched the National Grant Programme for Culture and Creativity to strengthen the UAE's commitment to its cultural and creative sectors, leveraging opportunities to invest in creative professionals who play an integral role in the nation's collective efforts towards building a sustainable creative economy for future generations.
The Ministry of Culture and Youth’s (MCY) delegation participated in the third G20 Culture Working Group’s (CWG) meeting held in Hampi, India to present the UAE’s viewpoint on the culture-related priorities set forth by the Indian presidency.
The Ministry of Culture and Youth has launched the Modern Architectural Heritage of UAE initiative which aims to recognise and preserve the UAE’s architectural heritage post 1960s and raise awareness about its significance in shaping the country.
A comprehensive strategy will enhance the media sector in the UAE and support the growth of creative industries nationwide.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) aims to create over 300 jobs in more than 20 companies in the fast-growing electronic-gaming industry.