The Culture Economy and the Economy of Culture in Abu Dhabi | Coming Soon in UAE

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Culture Summit Abu Dhabi returns for 2021 with a focus on the cultural economy​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, Culture Summit Abu Dhabi 2021 will bring cultural leaders, artists, and performers together for a thought-provoking forum of knowledge exchange, debates and policy development.

Culture Summit is a forum that convenes leaders from the fields of the arts, heritage, media, museums, public policy, and technology, to identify ways in which culture can build bridges and promote positive change.

‘The Cultural Economy’ is linked to the creative economy which includes advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, video, photography, music, performing arts, publishing, research and development, computer games, electronic publishing, TV, and radio, while ‘The Economy of Culture’ relates to the wider cultural economy and connecting the behavior of cultural producers and consumers.


Running over three days, the event will bring together cultural leaders and experts in the fields of art, heritage, museums, media, and technology with the goal of exploring opportunities for cultural innovation in a post-Covid-19 world.

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.

Other topics to be explored include: 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? In addition, a curated selection of artist talks, film screenings, and performances will take place during the Summit.

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