The Institute, created as part of the Vision 2030 Quality of Life programme, will provide advanced educational programmes in the arts, with the goal of training a new generation of highly skilled craftspeople and raising awareness of the country’s artistic heritage.

Three educational tracks will be offered by the Royal Institute of Traditional Arts; apprenticeships, academic programmes, and short courses. These paths will include content comprising traditional visual arts studies, performing arts, and studies tailored to the museums and heritage sector.

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It has been announced that six courses will be open for registration this August. These are: Traditional palm arts; Traditional arts with pottery; Traditional hand embroidery; Traditional weaving (Sadu); An introduction to UNESCO; and Saudi intangible cultural heritage.

Education will not be the institution’s sole focus, however. Its remit also includes the promotion of cultural exchange, with building creative partnerships internationally a key target. Job creation for artistically talented citizens and driving demand for Saudi products both domestically and abroad are also seen as important outcomes.

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