Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has honoured the winners of its 2022 awards in the fields of arts, design, and sustainability at an awards ceremony that took place at Emirates Palace.
The Emirati artist and Zayed University graduate Ms. Ameena Aljarman won the Gulf Capital-ADMAF Visual Arts Award for her digital video entry, “My Grandmother Ameena’s Wishes.” Playwright Hamdan bin Shfayan Alameri won the Gulf Capital-ADMAF Creativity Award for his play, “Room 2071.”
American University of Sharjah architecture graduate Ms. Maitha Al Hammadi became the winner of the TotalEnergies Sustainability Design Award for her project, “Agro-Industrial Tourism,” and jewellery designers and Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation students Ms. Asma Almarri and Ms. Media Alfalasi became the winners of the ADMAF Design Fund Award 2022.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, presented the awards to the winners.
Ms. Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Founder of the ADMAF and Founder and Artistic Director of the Abu Dhabi Festival, commented that “for over two decades, the ADMAF has been empowering our nation’s youth, investing in their abilities, and nurturing their creative talent. We are pleased to partner with our sponsors for the annual ADMAF awards, which provide a platform for innovative ideas to materialise, for free creative thinking to thrive, and for dreams and ambitions to be realised.”
“This year’s winners have shown exceptional potential in the fields of visual arts, theatre, design, and sustainability, and rewarding their excellence remains a core pillar of the Foundation, enabling them to launch successful careers and become future leading figures of the UAE’s culture and creative industries,” Ms. Alkhamis-Kanoo added.