ART FOR ALL CENTER

Art for All Center is not an isolated idea, nor a limited action cut off its surroundings in self-solitude, rather art for all is an actual real practice, deep-rooted to an early stage of our encounters, since we understood art in all its shapes and portrays, and privilege open for all.

ABOUT US

Art for All Center is not an isolated idea, nor a limited action cut off its surroundings in self-solitude, rather art for all is an actual real practice, deep-rooted to an early stage of our encounters, since we understood art in all its shapes and portrays, and privilege open for all. Art is a global language, the deaf hears by their eyes and heart pulses, the blind feel by spirits and touches by fingers, the physically disable flies high by their dominant will and leaping spirit, while the mentally retarded express art fluently and spontaneously in redress of impeded tongue and mind.

The first step is a dreamful and promising step within Sharjah First Biennale launched in April 1993, then in the very special Art Exhibition at Sharjah Second Biennale (April 1995), in participation of disabled creative artists from UAE and other GCC and Arab countries, followed by the reward of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Union Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah in October 1995, by the inauguration of the location of the Emirates Very Special Art Group in Sharjah.

OUR VISION

To become a leading foundation to support, embrace and empower contributions of the disabled, in different fields of art and culture in the UAE and the Arab Region.

OUR MISSION

To work together to empower the disabled innovators, through the supply of suitable climate, adopt creative projects in different artistic fields, and create sustainable cultural development, that offers real opportunities for the integration of disabled artists into the art and cultural movement in the country and across its regional and global vicinity.

ARTISTIC PROGRAMS

This Program is launched to introduce participants to the modern contemporary skills and approaches of graphic art schools, develop their abilities to outline an integrated artistic outcome by training on color and material recognition, their use, symbols, in addition to modern painting methods for the creation of an independent future vision.

Free Studio offers independent disabled artists an opportunity to practice graphic arts, by supplying creative space across the year, providing them with the necessary materials and tools to practice independently; provided that any such practice shall be according to a contract concluded between them and the Center, based on which the Center receives a specific share of any proceeds generated from their painting sales.

This Lab aims to provide training to visually impaired individuals, to be able to control their skills as actors, particularly body, voice and motion skills, and the ability to utilize these skills in expressing stage personality, in addition to group body-voice-interaction skills, quick response, and deliver/receive skills among actors, and harmony of movement and vocal performance.

This Program is launched to consolidate joint cooperation between Center and Sharjah Museums Department, to motivate disabled children and their families to practice different arts events related to the UAE Heritage.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

  • Realize the principle of equal opportunity among disabled artists/persons, and their counterparts for the practice of different art and cultural activities.
  • Empower and integrate disabled innovators as a genuine part of the art and cultural movement in the UAE.
  • Cooperate with art and cultural establishments in the Country to extend training programs & art projects in favor of the disabled artists.
  • Expand integration changes to cover regional and global territories.
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