The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and the interdisciplinary think-tank Fiker Institute have signed an agreement for a knowledge partnership aimed at supporting Dubai’s global cultural landscape.
It also aims to advance research in cultural and creative industries through panel discussions, publications, debates and the exchange of experience, skills and knowledge.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Arts and Culture Authority, and Dubai Abulhoul, CEO of Fiker Institute. It is in line with Dubai’s culture’s passion to strengthen its local and international partnerships, which help to forge innovative collaborations, ensure the advancement of knowledge and provide valuable opportunities to support local and regional creativity.
Hala Badri said: “This partnership will further empower Dubai’s cultural and creative industries. By exchanging experience and knowledge with Fiker Institute, we will strive to harness the power of this partnership through new initiatives and dialogue sessions that will serve the direction of our vision and strategic roadmap.”
Dubai Abulhoul said: “Through our intellectual partnership with Dubai’s culture, we hope to bring Emirati and local artists, writers and creatives to the forefront of global issues and debates. We cannot think of a better partner to help us realize our vision of having us tell our stories as a region rather than for us.” – trade arab news agency