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16 Jan 2017

Arts and Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos


40 cultural leaders join Davos "to speak truth to power and inspire more responsive and responsible leadership". Interesting to see who are the cultural leaders invited to represent the arts and culture fields at the World Economic Forum in Davos 16-20 January 2017.

The 23rd Annual Crystal Awards are announced - honouring artists who are improving the state of the world

The Crystal Awards celebrate the achievements of leading artists who are bridge-builders and role models for the global community. The award was introduced in 1995 at the initiative of the Forum’s late friend Lord Yehudi Menuhin. Awardees are selected by the World Arts Forum:

  • Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violinist, Munich

  • Forest Whitaker, Artist & Social Activist, Los Angeles

  • Shakira, Singer/Songwriter, Barcelona

Take a look at around 40 cultural leaders from across the world invited to take part in the meeting, at the programme, exhibitions and cultural highlights, as well as ongoing activities in the arts and culture fields associated with the World Economic Forum Arts and Culture programme: Further information