Ministry of Culture Invites Applications for ‘Emerging New Media Artists’ Program at Diriyah Art Futures Center

Riyadh—The Ministry of Culture has initiated a call for applications for its 'Emerging New Media Artists' Program, which will be hosted at the soon-to-open Diriyah Art Futures (DAF) Center.

According to a new release by Saudi Press Agency, the program is designed for emerging artists from both the region and worldwide. The program will offer participants access to advanced professional equipment, a production budget, and an array of multidisciplinary learning resources, including personal mentorship from international digital artists.

The initiative is a collaboration between the Ministry of Culture and Diriyah Company, which will unveil Diriyah Art Futures as the world's first center solely dedicated to New Media arts. The aim of DAF is to boost creativity across an assortment of visual art fields through education, empowerment, and an environment that stimulates artistic innovation.

Situated in the historical region of Diriyah, the new center intends to invigorate the art scene in Saudi Arabia while also elevating Diriyah's status as an international cultural hub.

Designed in association with Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France, the Emerging New Media Artists Program will span one year and focus on supporting creative production training.

The ministry's release specified that the application process is currently open and encouraged candidates who are 35 years or younger, at either the graduate or postgraduate completion stage, and have a background in developing and producing digital and new media arts, to apply.

For further details, prospective applicants are directed to the official website: https://daf.moc.gov.sa/en/

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