In the constantly evolving, multicultural city of Dubai (United Arab Emirates), culture, creativity and innovation play a pivotal role. Creatopia is a dynamic online initiative powered by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and the Dubai Government to build a virtual community for creative entrepreneurs around the world. Creatopia shines a light on emerging creative talents and gives them a vibrant marketplace to showcase their creativity in virtual galleries, sell their work and find likeminded mentors. ‘Creatopians’ can interact, share, comment on, and follow other Creatopians and entities, as well as apply for opportunities. It provides the creative community, anywhere in the world, to be part of an ongoing cultural dialogue.
The portal is a catalyst and a conduit by which to grow and share creative ideas with peers as well as procurement teams in Government entities and the private sector. It is also a portal to encourage engagement and inspire talents within the region through one unifying platform that connects the creative community. In doing so, it enhances Dubai’s cultural identity and positions it as a new global centre for creativity.
Since its launch in November 2015, Creatopia has developed a growing creative community of around 1,700 Creatopians with more than 1,000 published projects. Creatopia works to partner with other entities and initiatives, and has become woven within the creative fabric of Dubai’s digital platforms, evolving with the trends and the demands of its creative ecosystem. Through an open spirit of collaboration, this will strengthen the culture and arts community and boost the creative economy.
Prepared by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA)