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Mawaheb Studio is one of the first non-profit art centers for adults of determination in the Emirate of Dubai, aiming to provide platforms for inspiring creative paths and ideas that refine their skills while providing psychological and social support through stories of colors and the rhythm of art since opening on October 3, 2010 in its former location in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. And over the past years, the idea has turned into a sustainable project that looks forward to more successes by joining the creative district of Al Quoz through its distinguished location as a front for contemporary art.
Wimmy de Maier, Director of Mawaheb, said: “First and foremost, I would like to express our utmost gratitude for the guidance of the wise leadership in Dubai and their support for people of determination and their families, which enabled us to continue our mission by bringing people of determination and community together to prove that each person has unique qualities in their own way. Over the years, we strive to create a stimulating environment for our students to advance their abilities. Through technical training and life skills can they explore the world and learn more about their own potential to integrate into society as independent, integrated and accepted individuals.
Waimi added: “The UAE government provides various forms of support to people of determination and since its establishment in 2010, Mawaheb has strived to create an inclusive and empowering community that welcomes people, creators and art lovers from all walks of life. The recent visit by Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority “Dubai Culture” helped reinforce our message, expressing the authority’s support for the studio’s efforts based on Dubai Culture’s cultural responsibility to empower talent.
After 10 years working at our first location in Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, we have moved to our new location in Al Quoz, where the new studio and community cafe is a meeting place for all who want to learn and share with others. The 3,000 square meter café, located next to an adjacent warehouse, will be a studio to teach students art and life skills, and is our true investment in Beginnings Challenges since opening in 2010 as an art platform for all people with determination to Sixteen years. years and above. Learn technical skills and develop their confidence in a safe and comfortable environment.
Wemmy continues: Through its welcoming atmosphere, each student is treated individually as an individual with freedom of thought and action, and each member of the community can participate in workshops or after-school activities. At the same time, students in the adjacent warehouse will be able to develop their life skills through technical and training sessions that will be organized under the supervision of professional trainers, and the “Mawaheb” store includes a wide range of items for the home, office or as gifts created of talented individuals from owners Enthusiasm. As for the nearby “Mawaheb” cafe, it is the first cafe that works for determined people in the city.
Wemy notes: Our students have been successful in achieving growth, as well as exploring opportunities such as participating in “Expo 2020 Dubai”, through stimulating discussions, holding exhibitions at Dubai Airport and art galleries across the Emirates, as well as participating with many national to explore their potential. We are happy to play such an important role in their journeys and we hope that this venue will always provide a space to inspire people of determination with renewed energy, innovative perspective and new space. We have organized more than 30 exhibitions in our talent studio. , in famous galleries in the UAE and abroad. Talented students have given many inspiring lectures for different target groups. Through our collaboration with distinguished partners.
– Al Bayan Newspaper (@AlBayanNews) 28 August 2022