NEW CREATIVE INPUT
Qatar Museums welcomes the next intake of artists at its 'Artist in Residence' programme at the old Doha Fire Station.
This programme aims at creating a space that offers an indigenous, local approach to creativity and artistic production. The residency programme, which is open to local Qatari artists and residents of Qatar, runs in nine-month cycles. The group, which includes 10 Qataris, consists of artists from a range of different disciplines including art, photography, video, design, painting, poetry and drawing. Commenting on this occasion, Khalifa Al Obaidli, Director of the Fire Station, said: "This initiative is something that I am hugely passionate about and one that is so important for the development of artists in Qatar as it celebrates local talent and gives young artists a platform to grow, exhibit and collaborate. The initiative perfectly reflects Qatar Museums' vision of inspiring an indigenous culture of creativity and innovation and we hope that the next chapter of the programme helps these talented artists become recognised on an international scale in the future."