Global cultural leaders will visit the UAE at the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2022.

The fifth edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, a renowned international event, will return to Manarat Al Saadiyat with the theme “A Living Culture,” the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (Dubai to Abu Dhabi) has announced.

Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2022

The live event, which will take place in the UAE capital from October 23 to 25, 2022, is intended to examine the future of the cultural industry and propose innovative artistic responses to some of the most pressing problems confronting the globe today.

A Living Culture, the subject for this year, will look at the modern concerns influencing development in the culture and creative industries (CCI) and the broader cultural sector today.

In order to better comprehend the widespread impact that culture has had on our individual and communal lives, the programme will investigate what it means to embrace culture as a lived experience in a world that has been revolutionised by COVID-19.

To address these pressing contemporary concerns, the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi will draw on the knowledge of the participants, who will include cultural leaders, artists, practitioners, researchers, educators, and creative professionals.

The curriculum is carefully crafted such that each day delves further into a different sub-theme. Living Cultural Ecosystems will examine the formation of more dynamic or living cultural and creative ecosystems that are more adaptive, robust, and sensitive to change on the first day from a sectoral viewpoint.

This subject examines problems and difficulties faced by the cultural sector in creating and distributing culture in the wake of the pandemic, particularly in relation to new, more vibrant, or active creative or cultural ecologies.

Three former heads of state will be especially welcomed to the summit on that day: Joyce Banda, President of Malawi (2012-2014); Ivo Josipovi, President of Croatia (2010-2015); and Dalia Grybauskait, President of Lithuania (2009-2019). The summit will be moderated by HE Zaki Nusseibeh, Cultural Advisor to the President of the UAE, and will focus on the contribution of culture to the creation of resilient and inclusive societies.

With a remarkable keynote discussion including HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, and renowned comedian and television personality Trevor Noah, all creative professions will be examined through this lens.

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