Culture is an essential part of the ambitious national transformation being overseen by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Vision 2030 states that culture is “indispensable to our quality of life” and notes that the Kingdom must increase both the quality and quantity of its cultural activity. The Ministry of Culture will deliver on both counts. Saudi culture stands on solid ground with Saudi creatives across various cultural sectors. We’re proud of our rich cultural environment and talents with the potential to transcend the borders of our country to reach the world. The Ministry will adopt a collaborative approach with our Saudi creatives, the jewel of our cultural sphere. We will develop an environment which supports and nurtures creativity, in addition to opening doors for new forms of expression. Saudi culture will remain an essential part of our lives. The Kingdom prides itself with a rich heritage and diverse traditions spanning 13 regions. Talented creators in various aspects of culture have earned international recognition and performed or displayed their work in different parts of the world.
Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al- Saud
Minister of Culture
A flourishing of arts and culture across Saudi Arabia that enriches lives, celebrates national identity and builds understanding between people.
To support and enable a vibrant Saudi Arabian culture that is true to its past and looks to the future by cherishing heritage and unleashing new and inspiring forms of expression for all.
The Ministry of Culture has a central role to play in each of the three main strategic pillars of Vision 2030: helping to create a vibrant society, thriving economy and ambitious nation.
His Highness Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, Minister of Culture, has appointed Dina Amin as CEO of the Visual Arts Commission to take the lead in implementing the Ministry of Culture’s vision and directions in elevating the development of the visual arts in the Kingdom and
The Ministry of Culture has opened registration for cultural scholarship applicants as from the 19th January 2020 via the special e-platform https://engage.moc.gov.sa/scholarships. The program would enable qualified Saudi students to pursue
The Centre for the Building Arts in Albalad, a partnership between the Prince’s Foundation and the Ministry of Culture, will launch new vocational training programmes in February to train the next generation of heritage regeneration professionals. The centre will open its doors to candidates