The Creative List
By VCUarts Qatar's Strategic Engagement: The Community & Continuing Education Program
Welcome! This platform will present a carefully curated list of subjects that VCUarts Qatar alumni, and graduates working in the creative field in Qatar and outside can use. The topics here include, and range, from starting a creative business, directory of facilities to use for your creative projects in Qatar, directory of contemporary art museums/galleries, programs to get involved in, and so much more!sts and Family
Interested in starting your own business in the creative industry? This section will provide you the with tools to starting, growing, and maintaining your own creative business. Including support and self-help sources to refer to.
A joint initiative between Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, provides Qatari youth access to a wide range of services including career guidance, self-assessment, employability skills development, employability and entrepreneurship, mentoring opportunities, volunteering, practical training, networking activities, and lecturers programs. Silatech’s Employability and SME Development programs work together to offer their services to the Qatari youth in close cooperation with Bedaya Center.
Dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship in the nation’s growing fashion and design industry. M7 offers a lot of development opportunities for young and upcoming artists and designers.
Being a professional artist involves more than being skilled with paints or clay—you actually become a small business owner!
So, where do you begin? By creating a business plan, of course! That’s why we’ve come up with an outline for artists to follow, so you can better understand your art business and develop a step-by-step strategy for success.
The second UNCTAD Creative Economy Outlook and Country Profile report (2018) demonstrates not only that there has been significant growth in the creative economy but also that the sector can make a valuable contribution to the achievement of sustainable development goals. Despite the difficult years during and post the 2008 financial crisis, the creative economy has been robust, demonstrating resilience and in some instances growth, indicating it is a sector with considerable potential for current and future investment
Fire Station is a contemporary art space committed to supporting artists through its artist in residence program as well as engaging the local communities in Qatar by providing opportunities and events, which include exhibitions and public programs.
Fire Station provides facilities, production support, mentorships, and curatorial support. Residents are selected through an Open Call application process, after which a jury convenes to make a final selection of up to 20 artists.
The Fanoon Teaching Artist Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar is a 9-month printmaking publishing and teaching residency for emerging to mid-career teaching artists.
During the academic year, fellows will design and co-teach a two-semester Master Class in the Painting + Printmaking Department, which introduces undergraduate students to critical topics and cross/multi-disciplinary approaches within the expanded field of contemporary print media. Residents will be given a studio space and the opportunity to further develop their art practice, and work with faculty members, students, and visiting artists, to create a community of artists engaged in scholarly activity and research.
Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy) is a regional, non-profit organization founded in 2003 that seeks to support artistic creativity in the Arab region and to encourage cultural exchange within the region and beyond. The work of Culture Resource is based on an appreciation of the value of the diverse cultural heritage within the Arab region, and a belief in the critical role of culture in the development of civil society, the importance of access to culture for all, and the rights of artists to freedom of expression.
Culture Resource seeks to fulfill its mission to support artists from the Arab region and cultural organizations and the cultural sector throughout the region with a range of services and programs. These activities include support for independent artists to create new work and to travel and tour these works, capacity building and training programs and publications in Arabic aimed at developing cultural managers and organizations, cultural policy research, support for artists at risk, and supporting the sustainability of cultural industries in the region, without undermining the value of culture as a public good and a basic human right.
DADU – Children’s Museum of Qatar, recently launched by Qatar Museums will strive to enrich the lives of our children and their families by providing an unparalleled space for learning through open-ended play, exploration and experimentation.
There are plenty of ways you can take part in lots of other activities with the museum.
The High School Summer Program 2021 is an intensive three-week program with an optional week of portfolio classes. It is structured to allow students to design their own educational journey by providing them with an introduction to the different majors being offered and then making them choose one discipline in depth.
A vast array of educational materials for all ages that can be used in the classroom or at home. These include teachers’ guides and activity sheets about modern visual arts and culture, exhibitions and historical art movements. Within our “Knowledge in Action” brochures, you will find information on the classes and various educational programs being offered by our educators throughout the year.
Whether you’re thinking of developing early years activities for the first time, or looking to enhance existing provision, you’ll find something to meet your needs.
The toolkit offers a wealth of content. Watch our captivating film showing children’s learning in action at the Museum of London Docklands and discover a range of inspiring case studies from across the UK. You’ll also find our top tips for working with young children, articles by early years specialists and a sample of our practical resources to download.
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