The World Economic Forum Cultural Leaders are a network of artists and cultural institutions that leverage the Forum’s platform to help advance behavioural and cultural change towards more inclusive societies.
Cultural Leaders collaborate with the Forum to co-create and participate in programming for its events in the form of topical panels, screenings, installations and exhibitions, workshops and performances.
Cultural Leaders also collaborate with the Forum to develop special projects that create change beyond Forum events and in communities.
Recent special projects include:
Producing the First International Tour of the Afghan Women’s Orchestra
Read about the tour here.
Commissioning and Executive-Producing the Virtual Reality Film Collisions
Read about the film and its historic Emmy Award here.
Do you know how art and terrorism are connected? The links between arts education and civic participation? The World Economic Forum's Transformation Maps - a dynamic knowledge repository of global issues - are now publicly available to help you visualize and understand over 120 topics, and explore the inter-dependencies between them.
Check out the Arts and Culture Map, which are co-curated with the Smithsonian Institution.
The Crystal Award celebrates leading artists who are role models and exemplify the Forum’s mission of improving the state of the world. Now in its 24th year, the award is bestowed each year in Davos and marks the start of the Annual Meeting. Awardees are active in one of the following areas: cross-cultural understanding, peace-making, social inclusion, the environment, health, education, and food security.
Awardees are selected by the members of the World Economic Forum’s arts advisory body, the World Arts Forum, chaired by Ms. Hilde Schwab.
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