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The Royal Institute Of Traditional Arts

Saudi Arabia Associate Member Institution

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Mission Statement

Empowering national capabilities in the field of Saudi traditional arts through a creative environment that provides educational, cultural and community programs that work to preserve and develop Saudi traditional arts.

International Role

The institue is always seeking international partners with a strong brand in the sector, a commitment to delivering quality traditional arts education, and deep expertise in running highly effective institutions. There is a very strong appetite to partner with leading institutions.


National Role

As the Royal Institute of Traditional Arts is a goverment sector and HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Ibn Salman is the Honoray President of the institute. The institute is part of a bold vision for arts and culture in the Kingdom and is building on a rich cultural heritage and help to enrich and preserve traditional arts and national identity. 

Main Focus

TRITA focuses on providing education and professional training in the field of traditional arts, the institute aims to support practitioners, artists and living national treasures, and provide opportunities for collaboration, research submission, and knowledge sharing.

Faculties and Departments

Educational Programs:

  • Continous Education: Short Courses in the feilds of Traditional Arts
  • Apprenticeship Programs: Parcticle learning style, that allows students to harness knowledge from skilled craftsman in the industry.
  • Academic Programs: Diplomas and postgraduate Studies in the feild of Traditional Arts.

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