Voluntary Cultural Initiatives Forum to highlight youth digital skills

MUSCAT: The Cultural Club will hold a forum on October 22 to promote voluntary initiatives in the cultural field by launching competition in the digital area to honour, celebrate and encourage voluntary cultural initiatives, as well as giving members the opportunity to discuss the challenges they face, and their role in supporting culture in the Omani society. The two-day forum aims to motivate Omanis to learn about the rapid developments in the field of communications and information technology, highlight the talents of young people in the digital industry, build a generation capable of keeping abreast of developments in the ICT sector and encourage young people to volunteer in the cultural field through the digital content. The three areas covered by the digital content competition include social media, cultural forums and short films (not exceeding 3 minutes). The Cultural Club has identified a number of general conditions for participation. The first of October 2018 is the deadline for submitting applications. — ONA