DUBAI: Dubai’s contemporary art institution Jameel Arts Center has launched a new virtual program to showcase Emirati creative talent.
Jaddaf Aloud Online will host a series of artist-led workshops and music performances for audiences to enjoy as they self-isolate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.
The online platform represents a virtual iteration of the institution’s popular annual festival Jaddaf Aloud! – last held in December 2019 – that celebrates homegrown creative talent.
Jameel Arts Center commissioned UAE-based artists to design and lead the interactive projects for children, teenagers, and adults, using materials readily available at home. The sessions include crafts, art projects and mindfulness exercises.
The online program also features a directory of local artisans, stores, and homegrown businesses for audiences to connect with from their homes.
The arts center has collaborated with Dubai’s food and culture walking tour organizer, Frying Pan Adventures, to create a downloadable guide to local eateries that highlights the diversity of UAE food culture. The selected eateries will provide home deliveries during the month of Ramadan.