The second iteration of The A.R.M. Holding Children’s Programme features artist Cyrus Kabiru, who will work with participants to retrieve and repurpose everyday materials from their homes and schools, and transform them into works of art. Through these workshops, Cyrus will challenge participants to alter their perspectives, and re-examine how they see everyday objects and their wider surroundings.
The programme is composed of two parts based on the artists chosen theme for the programme;
Immersive workshops took place at the Art Dubai Fair, that were curated by the artist, Cyrus Kabiru. The workshops accommodated children of different ages and educational levels to suit the following age groups: ages 5-7, ages 8-12 and ages 13-17. The programme accommodated 180 children across 16 workshops.
The programme will now expand through in-classroom workshops taking place after the fair in May. Schools around the UAE are invited to take part to provide opportunities for children to grow and develop their interest and understanding of the arts. Again, the activities will accommodate children of the following age groups: ages 5-7, ages 8-12 and ages 13-17. In 2021, the programme accommodated over 1,800 children in 70 schools, and in 2022 will grow to accommodate 4,800 children in 80 schools.
A.R.M. Holding is a private investment firm and a multi-focused economic enabler investing in partnerships that reinforce Dubai’s position as the global capital of culture and innovation. It collaborates to that end with Art Dubai on a number of initiatives that foster young talent and creativity in the emirate.
To sign up for the in-school workshops, please click here. The deadline for applications is April 18, 2022.