The Recording Academy has been announced as a new partner of the annual Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, which is due to hold its 5th edition from 23 - 25 October this year.

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in collaboration with key organisations including UNESCO, Guggenheim, the Economist, the Design Museum, and Google, Culture Summit Abu Dhabi will take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat under the theme ‘A Living Culture’.

The Recording Academy is an American learned academy of musicians, producers, recording engineers, and other musical professionals. It is famous for its Grammy Awards, which recognise achievements in the music industry of songs and music which are popular worldwide.

In preparation for this year’s edition of Culture Summit, DCT Abu Dhabi is working closely with its key partners to craft the event’s programme, and the Recording Academy’s senior management visited the UAE capital to join the roster of core partners and contribute to the Summit’s programme development.

Setting strategic plans and programmes to support the culture sector’s different domains is at the core of the Summit’s mission. With music as one of its key streams, Culture Summit serves as a platform convening cultural representatives and organisations from around the world.

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “Culture Summit Abu Dhabi will continue to build close partnerships with key entities, organisations, policymakers, and individuals to support the Summit’s mission and contribute positively to the global cultural sector. The Recording Academy is a valuable addition to Culture Summit Abu Dhabi’s roster of partners, and our cooperation with them will further support the work that we are already doing with Berklee Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi, and all the relevant players in the music industry. Collaborating with highly esteemed and internationally recognised institutions is in line with our vision to contribute to the global cultural ecosystem.”

Harvey Mason Jr., President and CEO of the Recording Academy, said: "Music is so perfectly aligned with the theme of this summit, ‘A Living Culture,’ and the global music industry continues to be one of the most powerful drivers of culture. The Middle East region is home to so many thriving music scenes and we are thrilled to be partnering with Culture Summit Abu Dhabi to shine a light on and further support this vital ecosystem. It's our hope that we can use the power of culture, the summit, and the Academy to unite people all around the world, through music.”

Other Culture Summit Abu Dhabi partners include Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Film Commission, Sandstorm Comics, Cultural Foundation, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Berklee Abu Dhabi, and the Culture Resource.

Source: Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi