Mawhibaty Program for Talented Students in Arts

Mawhibaty Program for Talented Students in Arts

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Mawhibaty is a talent development program in the visual and performing arts for students in grades 1 – 12. It is offered by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) and the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT).

What is our mission?

We aim to identify talented students in visual and performing arts and develop their capabilities so they can represent the UAE in local and international events.

What are the program objectives?

  • Explore emerging talent in visual and performing arts
  • Sponsor and support talented and gifted students
  • Qualify specialized staff in the field of identifying gifted students
  • Education and spread awareness about the arts

How do students benefit from the program?

  • Improved capabilities through the program, as well as specialized events, camps and summer activities.
  • Participation in local and international art events, conferences and competitions.
  • Highlighting student talent through shows and events
  • University scholarships opportunities

Who can apply?

The program targets gifted and talented students in the arts, in grades 1 – 12 in Public, Private or Charter Schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

What talents does the program target?


Performance Arts

  • Yola
  • Al Azi
  • Rababa
  • Music (Piano, Oud, Violin, Qanun, Cello)
  • Vocal Performing Arts
  • Theatre & Drama
  • Ballet

Visual Arts

  • Drawing / Painting
  • Calligraphy
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Photography (Digital and Print)
  • Graphic Design
  • Traditional Handicrafts