Innovate in Abu Dhabi ADAS Initiatives
ABU DHABI, UAE, July 19, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — As part of the agenda of community events organized by the Abu Dhabi Arts Society (ADAS), the Abu Dhabi Arts Society’s Cultural and Literary Council in its second season organized a discussion session entitled “Cultural and Literary Industries and the Knowledge Economy” in which a group of distinguished names has participated, namely Dr. Fertaj Zwain from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Muaini, Mr. Ibrahim Al-Mulaifi from the State of Kuwait, and managed by Samia Badr, Strategic Partnerships and Media Manager.
Dr. Hamed Bin Mohamed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Abu Dhabi Arts Society and the Al Suwaidi Private Group & Foundations, said, “The cultural and literary industries have a pivotal role in creating a sustainable environment that supports the growth and prosperity of the cultural and creative sector, contributes to the economic and social development efforts and stimulates access to the knowledge economy. He added “It is the intellectual and creative capital that will create a sustainable wealth for our peoples, as the peak of global economic development now depends on intellectual and knowledge resources.”
Samia Badr who said “The session revolved around the role of intellectual property in achieving sustainable development, the impact of the diversity of media on the cultural communication process, the ability to invest human potential and energies to reach the knowledge economy, the challenges and the ability of cultural and creative industries to empower societies, how to increase the creativity and innovation rate of individuals and the role of entities in supporting and adopting creative industries.”
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Abu Dhabi Arts Society was established in 2019 with the intent of honouring past Emirati poets and artists, promoting emerging artists from all nationalities and managing and funding cultural projects. ADAS is committed to enhancing the cultural environment of the community by supporting artists who bridge the cultural divide, unifying people and cultures of all backgrounds, and preserving the artistic heritage.
The organisation aims to highlight the beauty of Emirati culture through certain initiatives and special projects. It further promotes non-Emirati and Emirati artists who might not necessarily find the right platform to pursue their creative careers and assembles history projects that shed light on prominent figures who represent the past and the future of the UAE through fine arts, poetry and other mediums.
What are some of the ways the organisation aims to break down cultural barriers?
ADAS aims to break down cultural barriers by integrating homegrown Emirati projects with renowned international projects and showcasing them here in the UAE. For example, we have worked closely with our colleagues in Scotland to develop the first Emirati tartan where the UAE flag colours were woven into the beautiful pattern.
Many other similar projects have taken place between the UAE and the UK, and they were highly received by both countries. In addition, ADAS strives to broaden the reach of these events to encourage a warm atmosphere based on mutual appreciation and engage art enthusiasts from one generation to the next. When the chance arises, we aim to sponsor cultural exchange programs and promote both Emirati and non-Emirati art and showcase them in the West.
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