Dubai Culture Highlights Role of Literature in Supporting Creative Economy
As part of its efforts to raise awareness of the importance of cultural industries to complement the creative economy and the role of the literary sector in this area, the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is organizing a session of virtual dialogue titled Creative Economy, ‘inviting community members, citizens and residents, to join this rich session.
This workshop is part of the Authority’s commitment to activate programs and plans that keep pace with the new resources that Dubai provides to the economy, represented by the cultural and artistic sector, among other creative fields, to achieve the Dubai goals. Creative economy strategy that aims to transform the emirate into a global destination for culture and the world capital for the creative economy.
The workshop, which targets Dubai Culture employees and interested members of society, will be held on April 29 at 11 a.m. via Zoom and will be moderated by Emirati writer Eman Al Yousuf, with the participation of Emirati researcher and writer Fahad Almamari, and Emirati writer and novelist Mohammed Al Habsi. The session will highlight the impact of literature on soft power and the creative economy and encourage cultural institutions to support literary resources.
Based on its 2020-2025 strategic roadmap which aims to support cultural and creative talents and enable the effective participation of all members of society, Dubai Culture is also working to create an economic system that would boost the creative industries of the emirate and would establish its position as a global center of culture, an incubator for creativity and a thriving hub for talent.