The Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs UAE.
The Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was established in early 2013 to serve as the official platform to develop and activate substantial art movements as milestones within the region. Many existing art related projects have now been directly placed under the cultural office and a lot more of future planned programs will help raise the profile of the pool of talents existing in the region. The Cultural Office combines the best art practices and concepts from around the world and tailors it to respect and preserve our legacy and culture in the Arab world for International recognition.
Art Dubai’s non-commercial programme includes workshops, publications and discovery tours for children and teenagers, created especially for the fair by international and UAE-based artists. Each March, we partner with The Cultural Office to produce the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program, designed to provide access to skills and ideas for UAE-based children and teenagers aged 5-17 with the long-term aim of encouraging young people to get involved and excel in the arts.