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Inspired by Muharraq

Inspired by Muharraq

Muharraq is a pioneer city where the combination of history, art and architecture has served as the primary inspiration in revamping urban life. With its unique Arabic character combined with international standards of modernity, Muharraq plays a very special role within the Gulf Region.

The city presents many opportunities for creativity throughout various types of public events; all of which serve to reskill Bahrainis, build cultural confidence and create synergies on an international level.

The magnificent structures are not merely an imprint of the significant past but also an inspiration. As a center of trade, Muharraq has a multicultural character where different nations interact and live together as a part of the local community for centuries.

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Doors of Muharraq

Doors of Muharraq

During the celebrations of “Muharraq Capital of Islamic Culture 2018” the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities launched a photography callout through the social media outlets named “doors of Muharraq”. The initiative aims to encourage the local community to discover the old town and the aesthetics of the old houses.

 

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Muharraq Creative City of Design Logo Competition

Muharraq Creative City of Design Logo Competition

Muharraq has a leading role in the art scene in Bahrain with numerous exhibition and interaction venues, and Art Galleries growing in number. Studio 244 as a venue to discuss, elaborate and raise awareness on contemporary discourses in culture, environment, art, design and knowledge. BACA, Studio 244 and Sh. Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research offer a variety of venues, and offer cultural programmes with public lectures, exhibitions and workshops. Several sculptures, art installations and frescoes in various parts the city aim to strengthen the creative urban experience.

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Craftsmen Apprenticeship Training Programme

Craftsmen Apprenticeship Training Programme

We invite all those interested in culture, heritage and handicrafts in the Kingdom of Bahrain to join the Craftsmen Apprenticeship Training Program.  This program aims to upskill participants, advance local craft, expand the artisan value chain and support the transfer of knowledge and skills from Master artisans to the younger generation in an effort to enable cooperation between artists and designers alike.

Participants will be an important component of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai will run from 20 October 2020 until 10 April 2021 and is the first World Expo take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. Expo 2020 Dubai is an ideal opportunity to highlight the successes and developments in the Arab world, with Bahrain playing an important role towards these achievements. The overarching theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, which will be explored through three sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability; and the Kingdom of Bahrain Pavilion will explore these aforementioned sub-themes through the lens of density.

From this context, the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities seeks to spotlight handicrafts related to textiles and weaving at the Kingdom of Bahrain Pavilion, and through live performances, interactive workshops, and exhibitions.

The Kingdom of Bahrain Pavilion aims to enroll prospective artisans in a Craftsmen Apprenticeship Training Program where they receive instruction, guided support, and access to capital, raw materials, and workshops that nurture and hone their skills as craftspeople under artistic direction by specialists in the field.

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Behind the Doors, Talks by Longtime Muharraq Residents

Behind the Doors, Talks by Longtime Muharraq Residents

During the celebrations of “Muharraq Capital of Islamic Culture 2018” the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities commissioned the Dilmuni Couple to document live talks by longtime Muharraq residents recalling moments and situations of a bygone era.

 

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Studio 244 Workshops

Studio 244 Workshops

A series of workshops are planned for children of various ages focusing on art, environmental awareness, literature & theater.

Please follow up with upcoming events for further details and registration.

 

 

Dar Al Muharraq events

Dar Al Muharraq events

Dar Al Muharraq regularly hosts live performances highlighting the various styles of the unique Bahraini Fjiri, a mystical genre that traces its roots back to the island’s glorious legacy of its world-famous pearling heritage.

Please follow up with the upcoming events for further details.

 

Artists Residency at Studio 244

Artists Residency at Studio 244

The Studio 244 Artist-in-Residency is designed to bring established as well as emerging artists of all disciplines to “Arad Bay Protected Area and Park” to showcase their work to a local audience, to give them a chance to create new work by providing studio space, and lastly, to provide an in-depth opportunity to learn from the Artist-in-Residence during workshops, lectures and special programs.

For further details on the programme and application procedures, please visit studio 244 residency page.

Table & Chair

Table & Chair

“Table & Chair” competition aims to explore possible table and chair designs and to understand aesthetic and functional qualities of works of art/design. By taking into consideration Form, Function and Ergonomics, we encourage more innovative, sustainable and versatile submissions.

For further details and application procedures, please visit event's page.

 

Open Call for Artists and Instructors

Open Call for Artists and Instructors

The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities anticipates your involvement in widening the window into the arts world, engaging our audience through a series of educational short videos targeting children and/or adults alike.

For further details and application procedures, please visit event's page.