About the Festival

World Culture Festival is brought to you by the Art of Living and its visionary humanitarian and spiritual leader, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

and its visionary humanitarian
and spiritual leader, Gurudev
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Gurudev Sri Sri
Ravi Shankar

Founder, Art of Living Foundation & International Association for Human Values

“The purpose of the World Culture Festival is to send a message that the whole world is one family and we can all coexist with our differences. It is an opportunity for leaders from all segments of society – business, politics, religion, academia – to come together and renew their vision to work for the common welfare.

The Festival provides a platform for the preservation of local and indigenous traditions through music and dance as well as the opportunity for everyone else to relish and enjoy. This is a movement for the revival of universal human values such as love, compassion, and friendliness.”

A group of men play drums and dance during a performance at World Culture Festival

About us

The Art of Living is here to make life a celebration.

And we don’t just organize epic multi-cultural events. We provide people and communities with powerful ways to let go of stress, uproot the seeds of violence and aggression, and reconnect with themselves and with each other. Our research-backed methodology has changed the lives of everyday people, veterans, college students, prison inmates, trauma victims, civic leaders, CEO’s and more.

Together with our partner organization, the International Association for Human Values, we engage in service projects that work towards conflict resolution, environmental restoration, and rural development around the world. Our programs and initiatives have reached more than 500 million people in 180 countries.

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