The Project Art Initiative Is Empowering Dubai’s Creative Community

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Project Art is supporting Dubai’s art community through short-term residencies at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens where artists can show their works free of charge

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens has announced it will be running an initiative in which local artists can obtain short-term residencies to display their work in the space. Project Art, an initiative created to support up-and-coming artists in Dubai, will grant local talent the opportunity to not only exhibit their works but to lead educational masterclasses and host creative workshops free of charge. Artists’ pieces will be on display in high-traffic areas of the hotel where they can also participate in scheduled masterclasses and workshops with guests.

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A photograph from Florian Kriechbaumer’s Timeblend Dubai series

Project Art kicks off on 30 April with German-born photographer Florian Kriechbaumer showcasing the award-winning Timeblend Dubai; a photo series capturing the day-to-night transition of Dubai’s iconic landscape. An initiative aimed at supporting the emirate’s burgeoning art community, aspiring photographers and visitors can interact and engage with Kriechbaumer to learn about his methods. “My workshops will help widen skills of anyone with basic knowledge and understanding of photography. The goal is to inspire people to try new compositions and hone techniques for capturing unique images,” explains Kriechbaumer.

Project Art supports His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s mission to enrich the UAE’s artistic landscape and to continue to work towards Dubai’s status as a “global capital for creative economy.” The results of Sheikh Mohammed’s ongoing mission are apparent, according to Kriechbaumer. ““It’s been incredible what has happened in the art scene in Dubai compared to when I first came to the country in 2004, when there were very few cultural and art events,” he says. “The dedication of the leadership to encourage and support artists has opened up a lot of opportunities, with whole districts focused on creativity.”

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A photograph from Florian Kriechbaumer’s Timeblend Dubai series

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens is a community-focused hotel which brings New York-style loft living to Dubai and champions art and creativity throughout its eclectic architecture and design. If you would like to participate in Project Art call 04 519 111 or enquire here.

Featured Image: Instagram/Djflore

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  • Words by Savanna Smith