Art & Photography
Qatar is the centre for significant exhibitions that delve deep into the history of art, while the United States is at the foreground of new and emerging contemporary art. The 2021 program aims to create a rich and thoughtful exchange between prominent art institutions in Qatar and the US while showcasing both countries' unique art and photography styles through programs and exhibitions.
Qatar boasts a vibrant filmmaking industry supported by robust initiatives and institutions. In the United States, Hollywood has become a larger than life symbol of the entertainment business. In partnership with the Doha Film Institute (DFI), the program will showcase the rich film backgrounds of both countries through drive-in cinema and other cultural exchanges.
Health & Education
Through forum discussions moderated by prominent hosts with informed panelists, we will explore the unique health and education landscapes of both Qatar and United States.
Fashion & Design
The United States is the home of many world-renowned designers and fashion houses. Through partnerships with US and Qatari institutions throughout the year, the program will create exchange opportunities highlighting the beauty of Qatari textiles and craftsmanship. A spotlight on Qatar and the US's unique fashions will showcase the rich cultural history of each country.
As a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, there is no doubt that the US has been inspired by Qatar and middle Eastern gourmet traditions and flavors. Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture will allow both countries to further explore native ingredients and original dishes.
Tech & Sustainability
Qatar and the US both have powerful existing tech and sustainability programs from which the other nation can benefit from. With planned lectures, forums, and events during the Qatar - USA 2021 Year of Culture, both countries will learn from one another regarding the advancements of technology and research that will benefit many generations to come.
As each country has exhibited profound musical legacies through the centuries, Qatar and the US will explore their history of utilizing music and theater to connect through shared emotion. With planned performances from the Qatar and US orchestras, audiences will enjoy live-streamed events in both countries.
With sports being an essential cornerstone of Qatar and the US, both countries are looking forward to exploring their similar interests. As Qatar prepares for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the US is excited to explore football and share their love of car racing. With both countries having a rich tradition of horse breeding, Qatar and the US are eager to explore the similarities between the two cultures.