Talented top 10 students and alumni of Zayed University’s College of Arts and Creative Enterprises will participate in a special art contest that will be staged at the Dubai showroom of Gargash Motors, the official distributor of Alfa Romeo in the UAE. The opening of the event will place on June 13, 2018 at 9pm.

The students will display their creativity over the month and visitors to the exhibition can vote for the favourite artwork. The two students from Dubai and Abu Dhabi who receive the highest number of votes will be named winners of the contest and will then, accompanied by the project manager, Dr Benedetta Paravia and a tutor from Zayed University, travel to Italy to participate in ‘The Intercultural Project’, a successful educational trip happening since 2005.

“The Gargash Group has always taken great pride in supporting local talent, and as Alfa Romeo is the epitome of Italian luxury and style, it’s the perfect combination with Zayed University to create a springboard for young students from this great institution,” said Simon Ellis, general manager, Gargash – Alfa Romeo – “We are thrilled to be hosting this art exhibition and look forward to working closely with The Intercultural Project to further benefit Zayed University students in the coming years.”

The Intercultural Project comprises an interesting mix of cultural and educational modules, based on site visits, direct exploration and first-hand observation and discussion with specialists in the field. Taking place in a number of different locations – Rome, Florence, Milan, Arona and Siena – the students will have the opportunity to visit historical and cultural sites and museums.

Dr Benedetta Paravia

“The intercultural Project is a special educational program that we have been running since 2005,” said Dr Benedetta Paravia, project manager – “It was devised to bring the European and Arabic cultures closer together, with a special focus on the UAE and Italy —it also promotes intercultural dialogue and the understanding of cultural diversity, ultimately benefitting emiratisation by motivating and encouraging the students.”