Projects

Noor Riyadh

SUPPORTING THE CREATION OF THE NOOR RIYADH FESTIVAL IN SAUDI ARABIA

  • Royal Commission for Riyadh City
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • From 2019

Noor Riyadh will be a unique community, tourism and brand building platform for the city of Riyadh and Saudi Arabia. Most importantly, it aspires to be an original, globally influential art and light festival with artistic integrity, recognised for its positive impact on the local community. The Festival is a component of the city-wide Riyadh Art initiative.

Barker Langham Recruitment supported the creation of Noor Riyadh, which is one component of the Riyadh Art program that was launched in March 2019 by King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The new Festival, combined with several other initiatives including the “Urban Art Lab” and “Art in Transit”, seeks to improve the quality of life in Riyadh and showcase the city's position on an international scale as a cultural destination that merges history, tradition and customs with modernity.

Our work includes managing the talent acquisition and selection program for the Programme Management Office (PMO). This project marked the activation of our Creative Futures training programme in the region which will facilitate opportunities for arts and culture professionals to enhance their skills, make local, regional and international connections, broaden thought processes and guide future career pathways.