October 4, 2023
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Art be a Part to host Dubai fundraiser on September 29, 2023

Gala dinner and art auction aims to fund global NGO activities

Art be a Part, the Dubai-based artists’ collective, will organise a combined art auction and gala dinner fundraiser event on September 29, 2023, in Dubai City to raise funds for Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and UNICEF India, to help vulnerable children and support other humanitarian causes.

Artists from the UAE, India, Chile, Ecuador, South Africa, Germany, Iran, Italy, the United States, and Ukraine will exhibit their work and contribute their art pieces to the fundraiser auction, which takes place at the Taj Hotel in the Business Bay district of Dubai City.

Philanthropist and artist Medha Nanda, Founder of year-old Art be a Part, said: “After our start last year, we are grateful to welcome onboard many new artists who were all eager to join us in supporting Dubai Cares and UNICEF India, and the incredible work they do.

Global network

“We are building a worldwide network that brings together talented and skilful artists from every nationality and culture and provides a stage for those looking to contribute to a cause closest to their heart.”

Amal Al Redha, Director of Donor Relations and Partnerships at Dubai Cares, said: “We are grateful to the ‘Art be a Part’ community for their collaboration and support for a second consecutive year and for helping us advance our mission through this unique endeavour.”

Richard Beighton, Chief of Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships at UNICEF India, said: “UNICEF depends entirely on voluntary assistance and donations to aid us in safeguarding children’s lives and enabling them to pursue their aspirations.

“We are thankful to have advocates such as Medha Nanda, whose support will enable us to persist in providing fresh opportunities to children throughout India.”

‘Vital collaborations’

Fairuz Taqi-Eddin, Chief of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization to UNICEF Gulf Area Office in Dubai stated: “Collaborations play a crucial role in helping UNICEF achieve its important objectives and in assisting children facing the toughest circumstances globally.”

Art consultant Neel Shukla is curating the art exhibition.

Artists participating in the fundraiser exhibition include American Michael Steinbrick, whose paintings have brought frenetic New York City street scenes to life, Mumbai-born Akshita Lad, now based in Dubai, and Iranian calligrapher Habibeh Mousavi.

Singer-songwriter Ronan Keating, who has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, also supports the event as a performer and a celebrity active in charity work.

Following the fundraiser auction, the evening will climax with a performance by Keating, whose international hit single When You Say Nothing At All, was featured in Notting Hill.

Featured image: (L-R) Medha Nanda and Neel Shukla. Image: Art be a Part

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