Sikka Art and Design Festival 2023 returns with exciting programme

Dubai Culture has begun the countdown to the 11th Sikka Art and Design Festival, which is being held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Dubai Council Member, from 24 February to 5 March in the heart of Old Dubai in the historic Al Fahidi Quarter.

The festival, which is held under the umbrella of Dubai Art Season, is a key element of Dubai’s creative scene and is in line with Dubai’s cultural vision to strengthen the emirate’s position as a global cultural hub, an incubator of creativity and a thriving centre for talent.

This year, Sikka presents a variety of art projects and performances that will be presented in 13 houses, each showcasing different art forms, installations, digital works and various interactive spaces, including Sikka House; Khaleeji House; Bait Al Film; Digital Arts House; Photography House; Bait Al Khazaf; and Talli House, which is the latest addition to Sikka and aims to create new artworks inspired by Al Talli craft. This year’s festival will also feature six wall murals and nine outdoor installations, in addition to over 100 panels, talks and workshops highlighting the development of the arts sector and its global trends, as well as a variety of film, music and entertainment events and performances. Various poetry evenings, which will also take place in this inspiring environment, reflect Dubai’s creative potential.

This year’s Sikka Art and Design Festival features over 188 artists, all of whom have worked on the festival’s theme ‘New Creativity. Same Path”.

Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children is also taking part this year, presenting a programme packed with activities and training workshops in collaboration with a group of talented artists. This participation aims to promote culture among children and motivate them to explore their creative potential and develop their artistic skills and talents.

Dubai Culture will work with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority to provide a range of options and alternatives to facilitate public access to the Sikka festival, where they can take public transport such as buses and metro, noting that events will start from 5pm to 11pm on all weekdays, and will run from 4pm to midnight on weekends.

To find out more about the festival events and to register for the workshops, visit https://sikkartandesign.com/.

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