Steering Committee

HE Noura Al Kaabi

UAE Minister of Culture, Media Zone Authority - Abu Dhabi & twofour54

HE Noura Al Kaabi

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak

Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak

HE Saif Saeed Ghobash

Director General, Department of Culture & Tourism - Abu Dhabi

HE Saif Saeed Ghobash

David Rothkopf

CEO of The Rothkopf Group

David Rothkopf

Carla Dirlikov Canales

Classical Singer; CEO, TCP Ventures

Carla Dirlikov Canales

 

 

Award Winners

European Union Youth Orchestra

EUYO

European Union Youth Orchestra

Silkroad

Silkroad project and ensemble

Silkroad

Prince Claus Fund

Director General, Department of Culture & Tourism - Abu Dhabi

Prince Claus Fund

Karim Wasfi

Chief Conductor and Director, Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra

Karim Wasfi

Hassan Sharif

the late artist Hassan Sharif

Hassan Sharif

Artists in Residence

Gidon Kremer

Maestro and Grammy-winning violinist

Gidon Kremer

Grimanesa Amorós

Artist

Grimanesa Amorós

Afra Atiq

Award-winning poet

Afra Atiq

Jimmy Nelson

Photographer

Jimmy Nelson

Participants

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Laureate

Kailash Satyarthi

Nancy Spector

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Artistic Director

Nancy Spector

Touria el Glaoui

Founder, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Touria el Glaoui

Drew Bennett

Founder and Director, Artist in Residence program, Facebook

Drew Bennett

H.E. Maqsud Kruse

Executive Director, Hedayah Center

H.E. Maqsud Kruse

Hannah Godefa

UNICEF Ambassador to Ethiopia

Hannah Godefa

Abdul Waheed Khalili

Director, Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Art

Abdul Waheed Khalili

Manny Ansar

Founder, Timbuktu Festival au Désert

Manny Ansar

George Richards

Head of Heritage, Art Jameel Foundation

George Richards

Isao Matsushita

Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts

Isao Matsushita

 

Carla Fernández

Fashion Designer

Carla Fernández

Tom Standage

Deputy Editor, The Economist

Tom Standage

Ali Al Mansouri

Oud musician

Ali Al Mansouri

Keri Putnam

Sundance Institute Executive Director

Keri Putnam

Fiammetta Rocco

Chief Culture Writer, The Economist

Fiammetta Rocco

Eldbjørg Hemsing

Violinist

Eldbjørg Hemsing

Llewelyn Sanchez-Werner

Pianist

Llewelyn Sanchez-Werner

Christoph Pepe Auer

Saxophonist

Christoph Pepe Auer

Clemens Sainitzer

Cellist

Clemens Sainitzer

Gyan Riley

Guitarist

Gyan Riley

Magos Herrera

Vocalist

Magos Herrera

Gyan Riley

Guitarist

Gyan Riley

Aakash Odedra

Choreographer

Aakash Odedra

Volker Gerling

Theatre artist

Volker Gerling

Liao Yanru

Programming Director, China National Symphony

Liao Yanru

Ali Obaid

Bait Al Oud

Ali Obaid

Faisal Al Saari

Bait Al Oud

Faisal Al Saari

Natalie Bondil

MMFA

Natalie Bondil

Kristy Edmunds

UCLA

Kristy Edmunds

Sarah Douglas

ARTnews

Sarah Douglas

Gantuya Badamgarav

MCASA

Gantuya Badamgarav

Michael Ellis

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Digital, Cultural, Media & Sport, United Kingdom

Michael Ellis

Nora Halpern

Americans for the Arts

Nora Halpern

Dr. Webber Ndoro

Director General, ICCROM

Dr. Webber Ndoro

Touria El Glaoui

Founding Director, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

Touria El Glaoui

Nancy Spector

Artistic Director & Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Nancy Spector

Rebecca Proctor

Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar Art

Rebecca Proctor

Sun Yue-bo

Silkroad

Sun Yue-bo

Yi Sun

Silkroad

Yi Sun

Hope Azeda

Founder, Mashirika Performing Arts

Hope Azeda

Eduardo Braniff

Executive Director, Silkroad

Eduardo Braniff

Melissa Gronlund

Arts Correspondent, The National

Melissa Gronlund

Wu Tong

Silkroad

Wu Tong

Mark Suter

Silkroad

Mark Suter

Ricardo Piquet

Director, Museu do Amanhã

Ricardo Piquet

Melissa Locker

FastCompany

Melissa Locker

Joumana El Zein Khoury

Director of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development

Joumana El Zein Khoury

Carla  Fernández

Fashion Designer

Carla Fernández

Odile Gakire Katese

Director, Woman Cultural Centre

Odile Gakire Katese

Zeina Barhoum

Founder of Amman Opera Festival, Soprano and Jewelry Designer

Zeina Barhoum

Ali Nusef

Co-Founder & CEO, Manshoor

Ali Nusef

Abdallah Al Shami

Managing Partner & Editor-at-Large, MAD Solutions

Abdallah Al Shami

Elke Ritt

Head of Arts, British Council Germany

Elke Ritt

Yan Geling

Author

Yan Geling

Nell Scovell

Screenwriter, Author, Co-author Lean-In

Nell Scovell

Zaid Souqi

Founder, The Orenda Tribe

Zaid Souqi

T. Lulani Arquette

President & CEO, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

T. Lulani Arquette

Lauri Fitz-Pegado

Partner, The Livingston Group

Lauri Fitz-Pegado

Alia Malek

Journalist and Author of The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Alia Malek

Abdul Waheed Khalili

Director, Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Art

Abdul Waheed Khalili

George Richards

Head of Heritage, Art Jameel

George Richards

Lori Taylor

Director of Education, Silkroad

Lori Taylor

Nivine Afiouni

Chief Sub Editor, Sky News Arabia

Nivine Afiouni

 Omar Al Shunnar

CEO and Founder, Jsoor

Omar Al Shunnar

Sofana Dahlan

Founder, Tashkeil

Sofana Dahlan

Mohammed Hafiz

Vice Chairman of the Saudi Art Council & Co-Founder, Athr Gallery

Mohammed Hafiz

Lucy Alibar

Playwright and Actress

Lucy Alibar

Philip Himberg

Artistic Director, Theatre Lab, The Sundance Institute

Philip Himberg

Raeda Taha

Playwright and Actress

Raeda Taha

Tania León

Composer and Conductor

Tania León

Doris Sommer

Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University

Doris Sommer

Derek Doneen

Director, Kailash

Derek Doneen

Paul Federbush

Feature Film Program, The Sundance Institute

Paul Federbush

Mohammed Al Otaiba

Founder, The Syndication Bureau

Mohammed Al Otaiba

Paul Dujardin

CEO and Artistic Director, BOZAR

Paul Dujardin

Christine Eyene

Artistic Director, International Biennial of Casablanca 2018

Christine Eyene

Ade Suparman

Musician

Ade Suparman

 Molly Joyce

Composer

Molly Joyce

Jacqueline Suskin

Performer and Poet

Jacqueline Suskin

Magda Giannikou

Musician

Magda Giannikou

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