Dubai: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is set to host the 12th edition of the Sikka Art and Design Festival from February 23 to March 3, 2024, at Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood. The event will be held under the patronage of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and member of the Dubai Council.
Earlier, Dubai culture had issued an open call, inviting emerging and established Emirati and UAE- and GCC-based talents to participate in the festival. The event will offer a platform to showcase artistic creations spanning various disciplines such as visual arts, painting, sculpture, photography, design, murals, and mixed media.
In addition, the festival will feature interactive workshops, musical and cinematic performances, talks, and diverse panels, highlighting the local cultural landscape as well as aligning it with global trends in the arts sector.
The Authority further announced the addition of the Culinary Arts category for the festival’s 12th edition, as it is considered a discipline that stimulates innovation and contributes to highlighting various cultures in the emirate.
By hosting the festival, Dubai Culture also aims to provide an innovative platform that brings together various art forms while celebrating talent. This is done to achieve Dubai’s cultural vision, focused on affirming the emirate’s position as a global center for culture, an incubator for creativity, and a thriving hub for talent.
According to reports, the 11th edition of the festival achieved new records that reflect the dynamism of Dubai’s creative scene, attracting over 120,000 visitors who witnessed the works of 200+ creatives and enjoyed many workshops, talks, and performances.