Cultural exchange between Jordan and the Netherlands

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Dutch embassy in Amman announced on Monday the revival of the "Open Art Cheval" initiative, an artistic and cultural exchange between Dutch and Jordanian artists in collaboration with the Open Art Museum, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The embassy said in a statement that this initiative enables artists to visit each other’s countries, be exposed to each other’s cultures, and exchange ideas, which allows them to create beautiful works of art embodied in large-scale murals. 

The art works focus on the topics of food security, water, and cultural exchange, while highlighting the social, economic and environmental importance or value of these topics in both countries.

The murals symbolize the special relationship between Jordan and the Netherlands with regard to agricultural cooperation and the importance of sharing knowledge and best practices.

In 2018, the Dutch government classified Jordan as a priority state for development cooperation and allocated 200 million euros to that end.

Priority is given to interventions in the horticultural sector because of its ability to contribute to economic growth, food security and job creation for Jordanian and Syrian refugees, with the aim to increase agricultural production while using less water and energy. 

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