The Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, issued a decision to appoint Dina Amin as CEO of the Visual Arts Authority, an expert in the subject.
Amin holds a BA in History of Art and Architecture from Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA, and has a distinguished career of more than 20 years in international companies specializing in Contemporary Arts.
The Visual Arts Authority is a Saudi government body established in February 2020 in Riyadh. It will develop regulations related to the industry by proposing a strategy and following up on its implementation. Moreover, it would build educational programs and provide scholarships.
The entity will also encourage funding and investment the in area, propose standards, and encourage individuals, institutions, and companies to produce and develop content in the Visual Arts sector.
Other responsibilities include:
- Supporting the protection of intellectual property rights and licensing activities
- Creating a database for the visual arts sector
- organizing and holding conferences, exhibitions, events, and local and international competitions
- Participation in federations, organizations, regional, and international bodies