Monday, August 24, 2009

An Idea, what do you think

In the past year or two it has become very clear how some people/ agencies/ departments have been showing some interest in young Emirati artists, which on the outside looks like a really good thing.
But then I dig deeper into this seemingly Nice thing and find it to be a little devious below the surface.

I sat many times with a slight smile on my face, thinking of this trying to have a positive outlook on things, but cannot seem to shrug off this feeling that these young artist are being pursued (in most cases, not all cases) not because they are good, or because the person hiring them to do the project is supporting the UAE's move to improve art in this country, in fact I feel that it is purely because they are less demanding than the older ones, and they lack the business intelligence to know what is a binding contract from a simple MOU, to a scam.

So I was thinking it might be a good thing to gather together a group of veteran artists as well as experts in the field, and a lawyer or legal advisor.
Invite these young emerging artist as well as all Emirati artists young and small to educate them about the things they should be aware of in their Artistic journey.

Should we do it?
Let me Know

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I just wanted to welcome all the artists who are going to join this blog and add posts that will benefit and entertain us all :)

Kind Regards,
Sumayyah Al Suwaidi