Saudi culture society launches institute for arts and culture training

The play, ‘Life of an Emperor,’ is acted out on stage in Riyadh. (AN file photo)
Updated 03 October 2018
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Saudi culture society launches institute for arts and culture training

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) is launching a training institute to promote culture and arts, in a new initiative to develop performance and technical skills.
The “Institute of Culture and Arts for Training” or "Thaqqif" is aimed at creating an environment conducive to the advancement of culture and arts in the Kingdom.
Omar Saif, chairman of SASCA said “the institute aims to fulfill the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to support talents in culture and arts, and invest their talents and energies, while creating opportunities and various options in culture and arts field.”
Saif said the aim of establishing the institute is to create an official reference to issue accreditation licenses for training talents in the field of culture and arts in the Kingdom.
The institute seeks to offer courses and programs in fine arts, photography, calligraphy, digital arts and design, as well as programs in art writing, music, theater and folklore arts, filmmaking, and cinema.
The first courses will be launched in November, and will cover all of SASCA's branches, under the supervision of a specialized team in each branch.
SASCA was established in 1973 as a civil society institution to be the first sponsor of all cultural and artistic activities in the Saudi Arabia.


King Salman receives Saudi Arabia’s regional governors 

Updated 22 May 2019
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King Salman receives Saudi Arabia’s regional governors 

  • The king directed the governors to take care of the citizens and expatriates' interests,

JEDDAH: King Salman received the governors of the administrative regions of Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The king directed the governors to take care of the citizens and expatriates' interests, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in attendance, so too was the  Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif and his deputy.

The governors were holding their 26th annual meeting.

The governors present at the meeting were:

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region; Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jazan Region; Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Tabuk Region; Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province; Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musa'ed, Governor of Najran Region; Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Qassim Region; Prince Husam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Baha Region; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Hail; Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir Region; Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Region; Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Northern Borders Region; and Prince Faisal bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Jouf Region.