Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts
The Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) is a civil society institution established in 1973. It is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and has 16 branches throughout the country. It was the first civil institution in Saudi Arabia to sponsor cultural and artistic activities. Its current chair is Omar Saif.
On 19 November 1393, 13 December 1973. Resolution 43 of the General Department of Youth Welfare of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs was issued with the initial license of the association on behalf of the Saudi Arabian Society of Arts for a period of one year of its history. In 1394 Ah/ 1974, the General Directorate of Youth Welfare became a personal government institution and an independent budget administratively linked to the Supreme Council for Youth Welfare in the name of (General Presidency of Youth Welfare) headed by Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz «May God rest his soul». On April 12, 1395, 23 April 1975, Prince Faisal bin Fahd’s decision no. 33 was issued to grant the final license to the association.