Charting Cultural Landscapes: Culture and Creative Reports Launch


The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is releasing three unique reports that investigate how the cultural and creative industry is evolving in the region, including a deep dive into the impact of COVID-19. This session will include Ithra’s remarks by Fatmah Alrashid, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, and an overview of some of the important findings, and a panel discussion between prominent representatives from the cultural industries will take the conversation to the next level.

Dates & Location

Friday 29th October, 2021

Great Hall



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Moderator - Tariq Khawaji

Tariq Khawaji is Ithra’s chief librarian, as well as cultural consultant and supervisor of the iRead Reading Program. He is also a writer and film…

Panellist- Nora Aldabal

Nora Aldabal is Arts and Creative Planning Director at the Royal Commission of AlUla (RCU). With more than 10 years’ experience in the fields of art,…

Panellist - Alia AlShamsi

Alia AlShamsi is acting cultural programming manager at Louvre Abu Dhabi. She has 17 years of experience in the fields or arts and culture and she…

Panellist - Dr. Maha Alsenan

Dr. Maha Abdullah Al-Senan is a Saudi cultural advisor, Saudi Shura Council Member – since October 18, 2020 – and a past fellow at the Aga Khan…

Keynote speaker - Fatmah Alrashid

Fatmah Al-Rashid is a founding member of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra). She was formerly an interior architect at Saudi Aramco.…