The Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Muhammad bin Salman sponsors the closing ceremony of the “National Cultural Awards” initiative organized by the Ministry of Culture, on the evening of Monday 7 Ramadan 1442 AH corresponding to April 19 2021 at the Culture Palace in the Al Sefarat neighborhood in Riyadh. The Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, appreciated the generous patronage of the Crown Prince for this cultural event in which the creators of culture in the Kingdom of the pioneers and youth are honored. The closing ceremony of the “National Cultural Awards” initiative will witness honoring the winners of the initiative’s prizes, which cover various tracks of cultural activity in the Kingdom. The award ceremony comes after a trip made by the “National Cultural Awards” initiative since the start of its activities in June 2020 AD, during which it received nominations amounting to about 15 thousand nominations from the entire cultural community through the specialized electronic platform. https://culturalawards.moc.gov.sa, Before the screening process begins during the month of October of the same year, then the liquidation in the month of November, and the evaluation and arbitration processes in the month of December. Nominations were distributed among the different branches and specializations of the initiative, which included the following sectors: film, fashion, music, national heritage, literature, theater and performing arts, visual arts, architecture and design, culinary arts, publishing, translation, in addition to a prize dedicated to cultural institutions.
The Ministry of Culture aims to organize the “National Cultural Awards” initiative within the initiatives of the Quality of Life Program, one of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 programs, to provide stable paths of honor for the cultural achievement in the Kingdom, and to celebrate the achievements of Saudi creative makers, whether individuals, groups, or institutions in all cultural sectors, based on From the ministry’s belief in the importance of honoring in advancing local cultural production and upgrading it to higher levels of quality and mastery, with the implications of this for creating a competitive cultural atmosphere that contributes to enriching and diversifying cultural content.
14 cultural awards
– Cultural Personality of the Year
Youth Culture Award
Cultural Institutions Prize
Film Award – Fashion Award
National Heritage Award
Theater and Performing Arts Award
Visual Arts Award
Architecture and Design Arts Award
Culinary Arts Award