Art, Culture, and Handicrafts Division

Branches:

Dividing the branches of the craft industries according to their types, including but not limited to:

  • Pottery and ceramics industries
  • Textile and carpet industries
  • Glass industries
  • Wood industries
  • Wicker and cage industries
  • Leather industries
  • Food industries of all kinds (honey, dates, sweets, etc.)

The division director can add any needed branches, and this sector’s branches can be divided according to the size of the industry, such as:

  • Micro-industries branch
  • Small industries branch
  • Medium industries branch

DIVISION OBJECTIVES

Art, Culture, and Handicrafts Division has certain objectives, including:
  • Putting an effective system to organize the work between institutions in the sector of crafts.
  • Collaborating with institutions, such as the ministry of education and technical education to put training programs to develop skills of workers in this sector, especially for youth to have an open-source, providing them with skilled human capital.
  • Participation of workers annually in national festivals for culture and heritage.
  • Choosing unique industries to participate in exhibitions (domestic and international).
  • Cooperating with banks and financial institutions, who can support the sector by giving loans to finance the industrial crafts with easy conditions, providing the employees with those loans.
  • Marketing products of the industrial crafts sector. The marketing will take place in Africa and Asia, including all tourism markets, hotels, museums, airports, public gardens, festivals, and exhibitions. Regarding marketing abroad, it will be done by participating in exhibitions, conferences, and international markets.
  • Establishing cooperation between institutions who are in the sector of industrial crafts on the regional and international levels. Also, promote the exchange of experiences between these countries.
  • Continuous training for workers in this sector to develop their skills and protect their job from extinction.
  • Creating more centers for industrial crafts and linking them with tourism for more interaction between the worker and the tourists to promote the economy.
  • Giving opportunity for more people to find jobs, especially women. Moreover, having more opportunities to market local products, pushing the country to stand out among the others.
  • Evaluating the current situation for handicrafts and putting the appropriate economic, societal, and cultural rules for future developments.
  • Encouraging youth workers to produce new products.
  • Preparing young people to have more awareness about the importance of these industries through creating programs in schools and visiting craft centers.
  • Taking the necessary precautions to protect these industries from possible dangers.
  • Preparing festivals for crafts in multiple countries worldwide.
  • Training owners of these industries to market their products online.
  • Creating e-commerce websites specialized in supporting owners of industrial crafts and training them, as well as promoting those websites to the whole world under the slogan (Made in my Country).
  • Doing multiple strategic partnerships and investments to support owners of small and medium industries.
  • Having innovative marketing channels through which small and medium companies’ products can be shown and sold, providing competitive chances, ensuring the development of these projects.
  • Providing support and consultancy to individuals, as well as companies by our experts for development and problem solving, helping owners to take right decisions.
  • Supporting entrepreneurs in this sector in a way that helps convert their ideas to real projects, in addition to developing their skills that are needed in the market by going through all phases (idea generation, market research, skills development, financing, and goals’ accomplishment).
  • Creating various national programs that encourage youth for self-employment, solve women’s problems socially, economically, and all other aspects. Moreover, designing programs that encourage the inclusion of all people in the community, such as people with special needs and people who are most in need.
  • Cooperating with supportive institutions that will finance all the mentioned above.
  • Having a touristic village for crafts in each capital. It will include producers from all over the country, who will work under the slogan made in my country and it will be visited by citizens and tourists.