Artists and enthusiasts invited to apply to the Jameel House in Cairo traditional arts diploma programme

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September 16, 2020

Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, today announces that the Jameel House in Cairo is receiving applications for the twelfth year of its highly popular traditional arts programme, launched by Art Jameel, the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts and the Cultural Development Fund of Egypt.

The two-year programme, taught by expert tutors from the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, London, offers the unique opportunity to study Islamic geometry, its patterns, and design fundamentals. The programme also includes modules in floral decorative patterns, painting methods and colour harmony, woodwork, ceramics, gypsum-carving, and metalwork.

Participants graduate from the programme with a deep understanding of traditional arts' principles and practical applications, furthering opportunities for careers in the arts, heritage conservation, architectural preservation and the creative industries. At the end of the programme, graduates are awarded a Foundation Certificate by the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts.

Launched in 2009 by Art Jameel, the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts and the Cultural Development Fund of Egypt, the Jameel House in Cairo is a major specialist educational institute. Around 20 students graduate each year and join the many qualified artisans who connect through the programme's alumni association and participate in the annual alumni exhibition.

All applicants who wish to apply to the upcoming programme are invited to complete a short form available here and include a portfolio of their previous works. Applications will be accepted at the Jameel House, in the Fustat Traditional Crafts Centre in Historic Cairo from September 15 to 27, 2020. This will be followed by an entry exam for shortlisted candidates between September 30 to October 1, 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to bring a portfolio of their work to an interview conducted by tutors from the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, held at the Jameel House in Cairo on October 3, 2020.

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