The Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development established three Cultural Councils: Heritage Council, the Arts Council, and the Cultural and Creative Industries Council. A sector-focused platform aimed at driving discussions amongst industry stakeholders to further the creative and cultural industries in the UAE.
The initiative aligns with the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development’s strategy to champion cultural innovation, preserve the UAE national identity and promote the country’s position on the global cultural map through the innovative and creative development of the cultural sector.
The Cultural Councils play an integral role in monitoring and analysing the various trends shaping the respective creative and cultural industries and anticipate any upcoming challenges. The regular meetings provide all council members with the opportunity to recommend policy changes and initiatives that can potentially enhance the sectors and ensure that the UAE’s cultural agenda is all-encompassing while creating a collaborative culture amongst partners.
- Driving discussions amongst industry stakeholders
- Placing forward legislations and policies
- Joint planning between all three sectors
- Sharing experiences and best practices