MOCAfest (Marketplace of Creative Arts) is the WIEF Foundation’s arts and culture festival. It is an initiative to recognise the potential of the creative industries and the role that it can play in the lives of millions of people across the globe in terms of economic empowerment and social enterprise.
MOCAfest is an international arts festival that gives a platform for emerging creative artists worldwide to display their works on an international stage. MOCAfest is not merely a performance festival. More than that, it consists of dialogue and networking sessions, masterclasses, leadership workshops, art residencies, film screenings, visual art exhibitions and artistic collaborations. MOCAfest seeks to synthesise the creative and business world so that they can learn from one another. MOCAfest is home to all kinds of arts; from music, cinema, visual arts, literature, poetry, dance and many more.
The 7th MOCAfest in Dubai will be an exciting festival, with the focus mainly on the arts and culture of the Gulf region. The Gulf region has a deep and rich history in the arts, which has brought forth a unique creative impetus that survives up until today. MOCAfest this year seeks to capture this gush of creativity and innovation through the lens of photography, the vibrancy of visual arts, the soulful renditions of music and the captivating magic of cinema.
The 7th MOCAfest in Dubai will bring together creative artists in the Middle East and their creative counterparts from various regions in Asia, Africa, America and Europe.