Operate and Activate
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
In 2019, TalentS was selected by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City to establish a festival operations management office to manage the curation services, operations, production, community engagement, and communication of Noor Riyadh.
Noor Riyadh’s 2021 theme of “Under One Sky” united more than 60 artists from over 20 countries showing the power of inclusivity and shared humanity through art. More than 300,000 people attended the festival in total, with over 12,000 visiting the Light Upon Light: Light Art. Since the 1960s exhibition at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD). In addition, the festival offered more than 200 volunteers the chance to explore the creative field and gain professional experience.
Notably, two Guinness World Records were awarded for Koert Vermeulen’s ‘Star in Motion’ and Karolina Halatak’s ‘Beacon’, two artworks commissioned for the festival’s inaugural year.
TalentS is the Festival Management Office for Noor Riyadh 2022.