Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Jameel Arts Center (Art Jameel) is a complementary, independent organization that fosters and promotes contemporary art, cultural heritage protection, and creative entrepreneurship across the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. Collaborative, creative and active learning is an integral part of education, the topics covered in Art Jameel’s programs are aligned with the curriculum for schools and universities; and are essential for students to better develop observational, interpretation and analytical skills, foster a sense of identity in students and instill the importance of community and heritage. The learning programs also encourage students and the young audiences to explore their own creative process with Art Jameel’s support and guidance. Art Jameel offers a variety of programs such as workshops, community events, in person and customized online tours, learning kits and resources all of which are adapted to students from primary to post graduate level, educators, families and professionals. Jameel House Online is a program of free, bilingual online workshops inspired by the traditional arts. Intended for artists and enthusiasts of all levels, including children, the workshops combine traditional arts with contemporary materials easily available around the home. The workshops are led by artists and craftspeople, including alumni from the Jameel Houses of Traditional Arts, Art Jameel’s network of heritage institutions in Jeddah and Cairo.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
• Production of six online resources for the previous exhibitions of the center. • Successful children camps and workshops including 47 organized trips welcoming 1,320 students in 2019 and ongoing customized online tours and talks with schools grade 6-12, focusing on the Center’s collection and artists. Since the launch of the online tours in September 2020 full slots have been booked for schools until the end of the year; each online tour slot to host between 10-30 students. There is a desire from schools -public and private- to incorporate the arts in the curriculum and Art Jameel is playing a fundamental role in making contemporary art part interdisciplinary education and learning