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17 Jan 2016

Arts and Culture at World Economic Forum Davos


More than 40 cultural leaders are joining other leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, and media to contribute to shaping the global agenda at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, 20-23 January 2016.


22nd Annual Crystal Awards: The Crystal Awards celebrate the achievements of leading artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world. 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.

Cultural Leaders: A community of more than 40 cultural leaders is participating in the Annual Meeting 2016 in Davos to contribute to shaping the global agenda. Cultural leaders take part in dozens of sessions in the programme on content related to the role of culture in society and to the other pressing issues of our time. Here is a snapshot of themes:

  • Special Focus on Cultural Heritage

  • Cultural Norms and Popular Culture

  • Global Agenda

There is also a series of Installations and Interactive Projects