2013-03-10 05:41:04 - A special gathering for Dubai Business Women Council members was hosted recently at the Capital Club Dubai
March 9, 2013
to recognise the growing role of women in art, on the sidelines of Art Dubai, an international contemporary art fair that takes place every March in Dubai. The event also featured an educational tour of DIFC art galleries.
DBWC President Raja Al Gurg said, “This gathering was aimed at highlighting the increasing contributions being made by women in the local art scene. DBWC is keen to extend its complete support to both amateur and seasoned women artists in the region, especially at a time when contemporary art is gaining wide popularity across the Arab world, as was evident at Art Dubai.”
Art Dubai is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President
and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. At the core of Art Dubai is its role as a meeting point linking the arts scenes of Europe and the Americas with the Arab world, South Asia, Iran, Africa and East Asia. Over the last six years, Art Dubai has become a cornerstone of the region’s booming contemporary art community. In 2012, Art Dubai welcomed 22,500 visitors – including collectors, curators, artists, international museums groups, art professionals and enthusiasts – and hosted 75 leading galleries and dynamic young spaces representing 32 countries from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia and Africa.
Founded in 2002, DBWC motivates women to be productive members of the society, while encouraging role models to rise up from the ranks and inspire other women around the world, especially in the Arab region, to discover their true potential. DBWC organises the high-profile monthly event ‘Network Majlis’ to provide information about the latest knowledge, skills and best practices for women entrepreneurs and leaders (www.dbwc.ae).