Saudi Arabia’s Third Ithra Art Prize open for submissions

King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) in Dhahran, eastern Saudi Arabia. (SPA file photo)
Updated 10 July 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Third Ithra Art Prize open for submissions

  • Deadline for submission of artwork proposals is Oct. 3, 2019

JEDDAH: The King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai on Tuesday announced the open call for the third Ithra Art Prize. 

The initiative was launched in 2017 to support and raise the profile of emerging Saudi and Saudi-based artists on an international platform. It will accept artwork proposals for its third edition until Oct. 3, 2019. 

Following a complete review and deliberation by a prestigious jury, the winning artist will be announced in late 2019 and will receive up to $100,000 to create a new commission.

The selected art piece will debut at Art Dubai 2020 (March 25-28 next year), before joining previous winners as part of Ithra’s growing permanent art collection in the Saudi city of Dhahran. The jury will be announced next month. 

Based in Dhahran, Ithra is a creative and interactive public space for workshops, performances, events, exhibitions and experiences. 

It champions diversity, celebrates creativity and encourages collaboration with the aim of energizing Saudi Arabia’s knowledge-based economy.

 


Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan receives Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2019

Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

  • The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan

RIYADH: Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik called on Saudi Foreign Minister  Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh on Monday. They reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister also held a separate meeting with Mexican Ambassador-designate Anibal Toledo. He presented a copy of his credentials to Prince Faisal prior to submitting them to King Salman.
Sudanese Ambassador Abdulazim Al-Sadiq Al-Karoori called on Prince Faisal bin Farhan to bid him farewell. The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.