Youth’s Role in Cultural Reform (Photo: fragment from promotional material from Event’s official page)
CAIRO – 9 July 2017: The Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Supreme Council for Culture are cooperating to hold the first conference tackling youth’s role in culture reform that will run from July 30 to August 3 in Luxor.
The conference is expected to discuss issues concerning the culture scene including the decline in quality of culture production and in the effect of Egyptian culture worldwide, according to a released statement by the Supreme Council of Culture on Friday.
Targeting a certain segment of society, the convention is aimed to communicate with Egyptians aging between 17 and 35 years old, who are active members of all types of arts including theater, cinema, dance, fine arts, drawing, sculpture, photography, handwriting, Graffiti, literature, poetry, and heritage and antiquities.
Organized as well by Baladna Initiative, which is led by youngsters and art amateurs, the convention aims to encourage young Egyptians to participate in all culture sectors in efforts to reform and develop the cultural scene.
Young Egyptians are encouraged to embark the cultural scene through two methods including displaying new visions and thoughts and implementing works by using modern technology.
The conference will also tackle issues found in today’s cultural scene including violence, racism, lack of innovative technology, and highlight the importance of preserving heritage.
Several segments will also be carried within the 5-days' events including discussion between young participants and public figures, workshops about discovering solutions and policy reforms, and a training program about founding a cultural project by using available resources.
Other segments include entertainment such as organized visits to archeological sites and competitions among other activities.
Interested young Egyptians who wish to join the convention will have to register through the website, upload their personal resume and a 300-word document about potential thoughts on new projects.
Applicants will then be reached for a personal interview that could be held in Cairo, Alexandria, or Qena. Applications are open starting from July 6 until July 15