International artists will be able to take residency in Saudi Arabia as part of a new “cultural residency” programme, announced the Ministry of Culture.
The programme is one among the new initiatives unveiled by the ministry which also includes prizes, scholarships and a culture fund meant to support international artists.
The new initiative has marked a turning point in the Kingdom’s history to undergo a massive revival of its culture.
The Kingdom’s drive to transform its art and culture will build bridges of understanding leading to the development of a country that flourishes its creative spirit.
On its official Twitter account, the ministry posted a statement from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in which he said the kingdom takes “immense pride” in its historical and cultural legacy leading to its rich heritage and diversification of its economy.
Transforming the kingdom’s culture sector is among the 24 goals outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.