Art Dubai might have held the reigns for years when it comes to the region’s art scene, but it looks like Saudi is taking over. Misk Art Institute has just announced that it will be back for a fifth edition of their much-anticipated art week– and we can’t wait.
The event will run this December 1 to 5. Now considered a central feature in Saudi Arabia’s cultural calendar, this year’s theme, Takween: Form, calls on the audience to explore the many realms of identity through the perspective of art and design.
“The evolution of Misk Art Week over the past five years reflects the overall growth of the art scene in Saudi Arabia. We are proud to play a key role in this development, by nurturing local talent and unlocking opportunities for the creative community. Misk Art Week is a focal point in Saudi Arabia’s cultural calendar, offering moments dedicated to discovery and cross-disciplinary exchange.” said Reem Al Sultan, CEO of Misk Art Institute.
Bigger and better than ever, Misk’s annual event will aim at engaging creatives through a dynamic programming while offering a space for cultural dialogue and exchange among artists and cultural leaders to take place. Comprised of five days of talks, panels, roundtables, masterclasses, and workshops featuring guest speakers and key industry members, the Institute will also offer a unique opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to realise their dream projects with the help of a rigorous mentorship program with renowned curators and specialists provided by the specifically tailored Misk Art Grant.
This year, the Institute has doubled the Grant funds to 1 million Saudi Riyals (USD 266,632) which will be distributed among nine artists and collectives. Expected to be the event of this end of year, make sure to head over if you are around Riyadh in the times to come.