The calendar features a slate of diverse cultural activities suited for all ages that address the fields of art, creativity, culture, and more.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) has announced its programmes and events planned during the second Ithra Annual Gathering.
Ithra announced the planned activities and their schedule during a meeting, which was attended by intellectuals, artists and writers. The calendar features diverse cultural activities suited for all age groups.
Speaking about the events, Abdullah Al-Rashid, Ithra’s head of programmes said: “2021 would see the launch of the Theater in Schools programme, which aims to support the development of performing arts in the Kingdom both on and off stage. As well as, the launch of Ithra Academy, in which Ithra partners with world-class institutions to offer training programmes in different art forms to boost the cultural sector in Saudi Arabia.”
Ithra Director Hussain Hanbazazah added: “The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a major transformation in how we deal with the creative and cultural industries. We are keen to provide innovative solutions to continue interacting with our audiences. While the threat of the pandemic is receding, we will remain committed to providing various programmes and rich content that enhances the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s creative and cultural industries.”
Highlights of the upcoming annual gathering include the “Shatr Al-Masjid: Art of Orientation”; “Seeing and Perceiving”; the return of the flagship creativity and innovation conference Tanween; and the annual Eid and Saudi National Day celebrations.