(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Peninsula
Doha, Qatar: The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara launched on Sunday a variety of Arabic calligraphy activities as part of its annual programme that includes a series of training courses, practical workshops, exhibitions, and artistic forums.
Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, Katara General Manager, said the activities aim to preserve and bolster Arabic and Islamic calligraphy arts, as one of the most prominent elements of the Arab and Islamic identity and promote them in Qatar and across the world.
He added that Katara will enhance its role as an incubator of Arabic calligraphy and spread its culture among young people, in addition to attracting initiatives that seek to preserve and protect it.
Katara launched long-term work programmes including training courses, practical workshops, forums, art exhibitions, specialized studies and media publications in a bid to promote this art's cultural, civilizational and aesthetic meanings worldwide, especially after it was included in the list of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), Al Sulaiti said.
Al Sulaiti said that Katara's annual program will also include a variety of practical workshops and training courses on various types and methods of Arabic calligraphy, according to the artistic levels and the targeted groups.
The trainees who will successfully complete the courses will be awarded certificates to become professionals in Arabic calligraphy, he added.
Katara will organise Arabic calligraphy exhibitions where selected paintings from the participants will be displayed and judged by a special panel, said Al Sulaiti.
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