Under the motto, “Inspired by Yesterday to Imagine Tomorrow”, the new festival will be held from 28th October to 6th November, 2021.
The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) launched the “Al Murabbaa Arts Festival” to be held in the Ajman Heritage District surrounding the Ajman Museum, shedding light on the creative arts community and contemporary artistic activities.
On the occasion, Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the ATDD, expressed his profound gratitude and appreciation to H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, for his interest in supporting the artistic and creative sectors and designating them as the top priority for the development and cultural plans in the emirate, and to the festival’s sponsor Sheikh Ammar for his guidance in carrying out the strategic plans to promote the cultural and artistic movement, developing innovative societies, and enhancing their output in the emirate.
Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director-General of the ATDD, stated that the Al Murabbaa Arts Festival falls with the department’s strategy to support the creative and cultural environment and represents one of its most important initiatives. “We expect the exhibited works, created by the participants exclusively for the festival, to be exceptional as they will reflect the true aspects of civilisational heritage in the Emirates, and constitute a headline for the historical sites and cultural activities the emirate of Ajman boasts, and become a platform for harmony and dialogue among all community members. The department is also keen to adopt the latest technologies used in modern arts.“
Saud Aljasmi, Director of Events Section at the ATDD, stated that the participation of artists and creators in the festival will be free of charge and the deadline for accepting entries is 12th August, 2021.
All work proposals are to be submitted to the Ajman Tourism Development Department via email to email@example.com. AED 5,000 will be granted to each participant chosen by the festival’s committee to produce their artwork, in addition to exhibiting their work for sale at the festival to support the sustainability of the arts sector and encourage young artists.