The Youth Assembly at Jameel Arts Center

United Arab Emirates
Jameel Arts Center
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Jameel Arts Center (Art Jameel) is a complementary, independent organization that fosters and promotes contemporary art, cultural heritage protection, and creative entrepreneurship across the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. The Assembly was conceived by Art Jameel as an experimental program to foster creative leaders aged 18 to 24 and invite the collective design of projects responding to areas of interest for their generation. The main focus of the program has been to encourage young people to explore artistic practice as means of self-development and creative expression which has proven to attract the attention of this generation of creatives.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
In two iterations, The Assembly has staged two exhibitions, termed Youth Takeovers, that showcase more than 40 young artists. What is most notable about this program is the breadth of collaborative thinking that the members are able to experience together - from defining the theme, writing curatorial statements, producing briefs for commissioning artists and speaking publicly about the program to audiences. There have been more than 110 nominations to the program by educators and youth leaders. To date, the Assembly and the programs curated by the cohorts have engaged with more than 1,200 visitors.
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