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Sheikh Sultan chairs meeting of Board of Trustees for Sharjah Performing Arts Academy


Sheikh Sultan shares a light moment with officials of the Sharjah Performing Arts Academy on Monday. WAM

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Monday chaired the meeting of the Board of Trustees of Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA), held at the Academy building in University City in Sharjah.

During the meeting, the Ruler of Sharjah stressed the main role of the Academy as a major cultural and artistic project, and its importance in developing various scientific and practical aspects, and developing various programmes related to Arab culture so that it can graduate qualified and trained cadres.

Sultanmeeting-SharjahArtAcademy  Sheikh Sultan chairs the meeting of the Board of Trustees of SPAA on Monday. WAM

The Ruler of Sharjah directed the introduction of some new courses for students within the academy’s curricula, within the framework of introducing Arab culture, theatre and local affairs, with a focus on five academic courses that include: local history in social terms such as songs, clothes and tools of all kinds, Arabic language, and the history of Arab theatre, in addition to the economics of technical work.

His Highness also directed the completion of the integrated infrastructure of the Academy, praising the efforts of its employees during the previous periods.

The meeting approved the addition of some public figures to the membership of the Board of Trustees, from the region and the country, who are specialists in theatrical sciences and Arab culture in general.

Sultan-SharjahArt Sheikh Sultan during his visit to the building of SPAA.

The meeting also approved the report presented by the Academy Director on the work done during the last period, in addition to the financial report and the minutes of the previous meeting of the Board.

After the meeting, His Highness toured the academy, inspecting some of the academic facilities there, and was briefed on the equipment and development in the academic and scientific aspects.

The meeting and the tour were attended by Sheikha Hoor Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Sharjah Art Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Ismail Abdullah Ismail, Secretary-General of the Arab Theatre Authority; along with other senior officials.




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