RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud has praised the Cabinet’s plan to set up an Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
And the minister has also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their continuous support for the country’s cultural sector and national heritage.
The proposed institute is among a range of quality-of-life programs being carried out under the Saudi Vision 2030 reform plan and is also one of the Ministry of Culture’s initiatives aimed at developing the Kingdom’s cultural sector through education and awareness schemes.
As well as highlighting Saudi national identity, promoting traditional arts, and running specialist training, the institute will also look to raise public awareness and involvement in the preservation of cultural heritage, encourage international cultural exchange, and support creators through the provision of research grants related to traditional arts.
Educational programs include apprenticeships, academic schemes, and short courses and majors are divided into traditional visual arts studies such as textiles and fashion, raw materials, buildings, and book art in areas ranging from music and museums to heritage and antiques.