Culture and the Arts Program

building bridges across cultures – influencing cultural policies – exploring the creative spirit

Our Aim

The Salzburg Global Seminar’s Culture and the Arts Program promotes cultural dialogue and exchange, seeks to secure a more prominent role for the arts and culture on policy agendas, and provides support for the continuously evolving needs of cultural institutions and creative individuals around the globe.

Our Programs

Since the Salzburg Global Seminar’s founding in 1947, sessions focusing on literature, music, theater, film, architecture, and historic preservation have been a mainstay of our program. In recent years, sessions have explored the instrumental, institutional, and intrinsic value of culture and the arts in an increasingly globalized world.