Unesco Meadows Mask Art


Elena Bogatyr, Valeriy Belenikin, Rich Buckler, Honored Artist – Sibilla Bjarnason.


This year’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development comes at a time of uncertainty and anxiety. For many, the closure of public spaces, cultural institutions and performance and concert halls has led to a constriction of cultural space and increased seclusion. Fortunately, the technical means we have at our disposal today make it possible for those who are able to benefit from them to compensate for the narrowness of confined spaces. We have thus seen initiatives blossom that have renewed interest in cultural practices around the world, and highlighted their abundant richness. By dint of coordinated action, original initiatives and creativity, this imposed downtime has made it possible to see what is one of humanity’s riches: our diversity.

Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO