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Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, the 2022 edition of the Abu Dhabi Culture Summit brought together more than 180 cultural leaders from around the world, including global policymakers and leaders in art, heritage, museums, and technology, to examine the ways in which culture can transform societies and communities. Held under the theme of 'A Living Culture', the Summit addressed the role of culture in making resilient and shared societies, and explored relating themes of empowering new voices, social responsibility, and diversity. IFACCA was represented at the Summit by Executive Director Magdalena Moreno Mujica, at the invitation of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, the organiser of the Summit and an Affiliate Member of IFACCA.
The Asia-Europe Cultural Festival titled Cultures Connect is a multidisciplinary arts festival taking place on 26 & 27 November 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. A public arts festival, Cultures Connect, is co-organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the European Union. This year, the festival will present a programme comprising a film screening, music performance and dialogue forum at the Centre for Fine Arts-Brussels (Bozar).
Merged with CULTUROPOLIS: International Days on Cultural Rights, the 2022 edition of the Beyond the Obvious conference will take place in Barcelona, 16-19 November. Co-organised by the Culture Institute of Barcelona and Culture Action Europe (CAE) and in partnership with the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), this international gathering will host academic congress, open debates, participatory formats and project marketplace on lines of work focused on rights to access and participation in cultural life, cultural work, sustainability, diversities, participation and communities and digital environments.
Currents of Change: Redefining Cultural Diplomacy for the Future We Need report summarizes the Salzburg Global Fellows’ discussions at its latest arts and culture session. From July 4 to 8, 2022, Salzburg Global Seminar hosted Currents of Change: Redefining Cultural Diplomacy for the Future we Need, and brought together over 60 artists, diplomats, policymakers, and academics, representing 30 countries. Together, they considered the potential for art as a force to improve the world and provided recommendations for reimagining the role that cultural diplomacy and relations can play in bringing us closer to the future we need.
The Minister of Cultural Affairs, Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Garmazi, announced on Wednesday, November 02, 2022, the launch of the cultural programming for the year of celebrating the centenary of cinema in the Republic of Tunisia, in the presence of a group of Tunisian filmmakers, a number of guests of the activities of the 33rd edition of Carthage Film Days, lovers of the seventh art and its actors, and a group of intellectuals and media professionals. Dr. Hayat Katat Al-Garmazi pointed out the keenness of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to further radiate cinema in Tunisia, develop its mechanisms and support its makers and professionals by developing a work strategy aimed primarily at overcoming difficulties and obstacles in order to achieve more brilliance and creativity and create a fully fledged film industry to make this art, as well as its great creative and aesthetic value, an engine of development and the advancement of the national economy.
From 6 to 18 November 2022, the world’s focus is on the city of Sharm el-Sheikh where the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt is hosting the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – also known as COP27. In this context, the Committee on Culture working in collaboration with the Climate Heritage Network and together with other partners, has developed a Manifesto, entitled "Imagining and Realising Climate Resilient Futures: The Power of Arts, Culture and Heritage to Accelerate Climate Action"