Qurain Cultural Festival

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The Qurain Cultural Festival is Kuwait's leading arts festival. It is sponsored by the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, Kuwait and its purpose is to enhance the artistic and cultural movement in Kuwait. It includes theatre performances, literary events, the exhibitions of the visual arts and other cultural events. As of 2010 it has run 16 times since its inauguration in 1994.[1][2][3]


The festival is also the venue for the awarding of several arts prizes. These include the literature prizes, education prizes and in the painting category - the State's Encouragement Prize.[4]


  1. ^ Fattahova, Nawara (2007) Qurain Cultural Festival opens, Kuwait Times, November 27, 2007
  2. ^ Qurain Cultural Festival attracts Arab talents. Asia Africa Intelligence Wire, January 05, 2002 from Kuwait Times
  3. ^ United Arab Emirates, Ministry of Culture, Youth & Community Development, 07 Jan. 2010 Al Owais leads the UAE delegation in the Al Qurrain Kuwait Cultural Festival Was opened by the Operetta "bridge of love"
  4. ^ http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesPublicSite/ArticleDetails.aspx?Language=en&id=1692970 (2006) Info Minister inaugurates 13th Annual Al-Qurain Cultural Festival in Kuwait, Arts & Culture, Kuwait News Agency
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