Abu Dhabi summit to focus on cultural economy

8-10/3, reflections on post-COVID resilience

26 February, 15:27

    ROME - The fourth edition of the Culture Summit Abu Dhabi will be held March 8-10 online.

    Organised by Abu Dhabi's culture and tourism department, this year's theme is "the cultural economy and the economy of culture".

    The event will bring together leaders in the cultural field as well as experts in art, cultural heritage, museums, media, and technology with the aim to explore opportunities for cultural innovation in a post-COVID world.

    "The global challenges of the past year have truly demonstrated the vital power of culture to improve our personal and collective well-being. Yet, cultural institutions worldwide continue to struggle to achieve funding structures to continue operating," Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, told the emirate's The National. "It is now more important than ever to shed light on the critical role that the culture sector plays as an essential driver of sustainable economic and social development." "In line with UNESCO's 2021 International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, the Culture Summit 2021 will discuss the challenges faced by creative and cultural industries and explore "adaptable, resilient and collaborative approaches" to rebuilding and sustaining them. In addition, the summit will consider how art museums and biennials can adapt to new realities, as well as how cultural institutions can boost funding amid the uncertain economy," the daily noted.

    Other topics to be explored include, it noted, are: What is the post-Covid cultural economy? How does mass migration impact the cultural economy? What role can the cultural economy and the culture and creative industries play in urban recovery and resilience? This year UNESCO will be back as partner organization alongside the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, Google and the Design Museum in London.

    Local partner organisations such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, Berklee Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation are also taking part.

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