Traditional Crafts Week in Kuwait.
The cultural week for craft included an exhibition of advanced craft products which hold a UNESCO Award for Excellence from the various Member States of World Council of crafts. The cultural celebration had workshops on the status of the craft production and its relation to available opportunities as well as the skills and innovations which develop crafts work and performance.
A working paper on the achievements of the Public Authority for Craft Industries and its role in changing the stereotypical image of the crafts was presented emphasis the emphasizing cultural and social dimension of the legacy of craftsmanship, keenness continuity of training of the production and development in order to preserve the identity of the community. The paper pointed out the economic importance derived from the craft work by absorbing job-seekers and the ability of the craft sector to establish a core productivity of small and medium-sized projects that will contribute to economic growth and promote the diversity of income sources.
The Council work session was discussed and craft education were reviewed in addition to displaying the common areas of work (co-work field) between the Council and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as the Sultanate is making a great effort in various areas of protection and development of crafts, many plans and programs were implemented to ensure the continuity of the inherited craft industries.
The main features of the measure are:
1. This measure provides opportunities to exchange experiences at the GCC level.
2. Supports participation and strengthens cooperation between the Sultanate and Traditional Crafts Council.
The results expected through the implementation of the measure are:
1. Marketing craft products at regional level.
2. Giving craftsmen an opportunity to interact with their counterparts in other countries.
The financial support is provided by The Public Authority for Crafts Industries.