Farouk Hosny, Egyptian artist and former Minister of Culture, talked about the Art Award of his Foundation for Culture and Arts.
"I was aware of the greatness of working in the culture and arts fields as these fields contribute to building and developing communities," Hosny said in a video posted on the foundations' official Facebook page.
"We have in our foundation a museum not only to display my work but also for the other people's works, and we also present awards to motivate the youth," the former minister of culture noted.
"We announced only via the foundation's website and social media accounts about the 2020 Art Award and we found that 460 youth entered and registered in the competition to win the award," he added.
On Wednesday, January 22, Farouk Hosny Foundation for Culture & Arts announced the winner of its award in photography and the launch of an exhibition for the honored people in the final list, at the Arts Center on Gezira Art Center in Zamalek.
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Culture Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Hosny, Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director of the Alexandria Library, and Dr. Khaled Sorour, the head of the Fine Arts, a group of Fine Arts artists and members of the Board of Trustees.
It was also attended by the wives of the English and Austrian ambassadors, and a large number of community stars, writers, critics, artists, private galleries, and members of the award jury.
It is the first award of the foundation since its establishment at the end of last October.