Arts & Culture

Crystal Awards

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
– Albert Einstein

Artists and cultural leaders have been part of the Forum’s programmes for decades – bringing new perspectives to tackle global issues, providing insights into their creative processes, rekindling the imagination and inspiring people to fulfill our potential.

Each year at the Annual Meeting, the Forum presents its Crystal Award to artists and cultural leaders who have made significant contributions to improving the state of the world. They are nominated by the World Arts Forum, a foundation launched in 1991 and chaired by Mrs Hilde Schwab that provides a platform for artists to act as key agents of intercultural dialogue.

Click here for a list of previous recipients of the Crystal Award.


Nico Daswani, Associate Director, Arts & Culture [email protected]

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