SIKKA Art Fair to host over 100 culturally enriching activities

DUBAI: The fourth edition of SIKKA Art Fair, the contemporary artist-led fair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), has unveiled a culturally enriching programme with over 100 activities to be held over 10 days from March 15th to 25th, 2014. Marking the largest line-up of activities to date, this year’s SIKKA Art Fair programme will focus on the entire spectrum of arts – from visual and performing arts to film and literature – providing an unmatched showcase on the fast-emerging creative landscape of Dubai.

Held at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, the cultural nerve-centre of the city, SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship initiative under Dubai Culture’s newly-launched ‘Dubai Art Season.’ It celebrates arts at Dubai’s grassroots level and provides visitors with the opportunity to engage with emerging artists and gain an understanding of contemporary art forms. SIKKA joins four premier arts and culture initiatives including Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, Middle East Film and Comic Con and the Gulf Film Festival, as part of Dubai Art Season.

Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director-General, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, said, “In just four years, SIKKA has become the definitive platform for the grassroots art movement of the U.A.E., serving as a strong springboard for our artists. It features multi-disciplinary initiatives and ensembles that celebrate the newest trends in arts. The diverse programme this year, the largest to date, will provide visitors with fascinating insights into how the contemporary world of arts is being shaped in Dubai while highlighting the city’s reputation as a global hub for culture.