Fatima Bint Hazza Cultural Foundation
Founded by her highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation is dedicated to promoting intellectual, creative and cultural endeavors. It supports cultural and creative expression and interaction that empowers people. The foundation translates the vision and ambition of her highness to empower and nourish a generation that seeks continuous learning while deeply connected to its the culture and heritage. It aims to enrich the cultural scene in Abu Dhabi in particular and the region in general through organizing colloquia open to the public, seminars, exploring further means of art and music, introducing further awards for illustration and art, and collaborating on a local and international level with similar entities, while keeping children literature and education at its very heart.
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The ICA supports radical art and culture. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates, the ICA challenges perceived notions and stimulates debate, experimentation, creativity and exchange with visitors. Founded in 1946 by a group of artists and critics including Roland Penrose, Peter Watson and Herbert Read, the ICA continues to support artists in showing and exploring their work, often as it emerges and before others. The ICA has been at the forefront of cultural experimentation since its formation and has presented important debut solo shows by artists including Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen, Richard Prince and Luc Tuymans. More recently Hito Steyerl, Lutz Bacher, Pablo Bronstein, Bjarne Melgaard, Lis Rhodes and Juergen Teller have all staged key solo exhibitions, whilst a new generation of artists, including Tauba Auerbach, Luke Fowler, Lucky PDF, NTS, Hannah Sawtell and Factory Floor have taken part in exhibitions and residencies. The ICA was one of the first venues to present The Clash and The Smiths, as well as bands such as Throbbing Gristle. The inaugural ICA / LUX Biennial of Moving Images was launched in 2012, and the ICA Cinema continues to screen rare artists’ film, support independent releases and partner with leading film festivals. The ICA has recently developed an ambitious Off-Site programme starting with a display of BMW Art Cars in a multi-storey car park as part of the London 2012 Festival. Thereafter, the ICA supported presentations at Glastonbury Festival and Latitude, as well as an outdoor film season Cinema on The Steps: Contemporary Middle Eastern Film. Taking place at The Old Selfridges Hotel, A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now was followed by a collaboration with Art on the Underground and its Canary Wharf Screen. The ICA’s latest off-site project was a collaboration with Dover Street Market, where the ICA was originally sited from 1950 to 1967. In the autumn the ICA plans to return to The Old Selfridges Hotel for a week-long series of performances. The ICA welcomes over 400,000 visitors a year to its home on The Mall in the heart of London. The Director of the ICA is writer and curator Gregor Muir, author of Lucky Kunst and co-author of ICA London 1946 – 1968 www.ica.org.uk
Dubai International Film Festival
The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is the leading film festival in the region. Since its inception in 2004, the festival has served as an influential platform for Arab filmmakers and talent at an international level, by spearheading the cinema movement in the region. The 11th edition of DIFF will take place from December 10 – 17, 2014. For more and updated information about DIFF, please visit www.dubaifilmfest.com
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About British Council, Film:
British Council Film is the link between UK films and filmmakers and new international audiences. Together with the British Council’s global network overseas we work to profile the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of British films around the world, and work to find opportunities for creative exchange between UK filmmakers and international counterparts.
About the British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.
We work in more than 100 countries and our 7,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes.
We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover which last year was £781 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity.
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