Fine artists enjoy special attention and care in the State of Qatar, as there are many institutions concerned with the arts, ranging from academic institutions, cultural and social institutions, and others, aiming to prepare a new generation of Qatari fine artists to have their place on the local and international scene in the field of fine arts.
The most important state institutions which are concerned with sponsoring fine artists in the State of Qatar are Qatar Museums, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Cultural Village Foundation Katara and Qatar Fine Arts Society, in addition to a number of academic and private institutions, whose efforts are all combined to consolidate the presence of the Qatari Fine art on the global art scene.
Qatar Museums announced that the United States of America will be the official partner nation of the State of Qatar for the 2021 Year of Culture.
A cooperative agreement was signed between the State of Qatar and the United States of America during the 2020 Qatar-United States Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C.
The Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture is intended to enhance cultural and artistic exchange and exemplifies the renewed commitment of the two nations to foster mutual understanding and promote intercultural dialogue.
The specially curated 2021 Year of Culture will feature a wide-ranging program of exhibitions, festivals, bilateral exchanges, and events to be held in both nations.
The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums, H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani said: ‘We inaugurated the Year of Culture program is celebrating Qatar’s successful bid to host the World Cup in 2022.
We started our program in 2012 celebrating Qatar-Japan’s 40 years of bilateral relations. We continued to celebrate cities hosting the World Cup, with Brazil in 2014 and Russia in 2018.
The year-long program celebrates two nations and the diversity of its people and cultures. Today it brings me great pleasure to announce that 2021 will be the Year of Culture between Qatar-USA.
‘Qatar will host the next World Cup in 2022 and the USA will bring the next version to its grounds in 2026. Culture goes beyond the arts, it’s a measure of lifestyle that extends to all areas of life.
The Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture is based on the long-standing diplomatic relations established between the two countries in 1972.
Since then, the Qatari-US relations have continuously developed on several levels: political, military, economic, health, cultural and educational. The Qatari-US relations, which are based on trust, serve the interests of the two countries, as well as the public interest in achieving global and regional peace.
Qatar Museums are considered one of the most important institutions incubating fine art creativity. Since its inception, the institution seeks to be a cultural instigator for a new generation of creators, and for making the State of Qatar the origin and source of artistic, cultural and heritage experiences.
Meanwhile, the Cultural Village Foundation Katara emerged to be a world-class cultural and artistic landmark, Al Mulla added, stressing that all these efforts from the various institutions accelerate the art fine mobility in line with the accelerating comprehensive renaissance in the State of Qatar, which is preparing to host the World Cup Qatar 2022.
Artist Mohammed Ali Abdullah said that the State of Qatar has a tremendous development in fine art thanks to the state institutions’ sponsorship, which have not only paid attention to the renaissance of fine art in the country but also contributed to the advancement of fine art through the establishment of the Arab Museum of Modern Art that represents a milestone in the development of fine art in the State of Qatar and the Arab world.