A Symposium on Art, Culture, and Diplomacy.
CULTURAL MOBILITY SYMPOSIUM
Frank Hentschker, giving a talk on the launch of “Cultural Mobility Funding Guide: focusing on Dance, Theatre, and Performing Arts”. The main objective of the guide is to make available the existing information on available funding for international travel of artists and cultural professionals, and to gather resources for international cultural exchanges. Dr. Hentschker, who hails from Germany, is the Executive Director of Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, and currently teaches Theatre History at Columbia University.
"It’s about the experience of coming together, building relationships, and having those conversations, and those conversations, those relationships will ultimately make the difference."
Thomas Michelon - Cultural Counselor, Services culturels de l'Ambassade de France, a division of the French Embassy in the United States. First imagined in the 1930's, General de Gaulle appointed Claude Lévi-Strauss as the first Cultural Counselor in 1945, with the mission of providing Americans with access and resources to engage with French culture and promote it in their own communities.
Counselor Michelon discussed the newly opened Albertine dedicated to bring to life the French government’s commitment to French-American intellectual exchange, and a space for all Francophiles living in the New York City.
The EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) is a network of cultural institutes, embassies, and diplomatic services form member states of the European Union engaged in cultural and diplomatic activities beyond their national borders. The network is active in over 120 countries, in all six continents around the world. EUNIC is a strong partner for international cultural affairs, due to its special expertise and world-spanning network.
Dr. Christoph Bartmann, Director of the Goethe-Institut New York and North America, EUNIC NY Vice-President; and Dino Korca, Director of the Albanian Institute New York, EUNIC NY President. (L-R)
The forum provides a unique platform for delegates to learn and openly share, to strike up partnerships, innovate, and ultimately, advance new narratives in the dialogue on global issues.
Alberto Merlo, cultural attaché, Spain Arts & Culture initiative by the Embassy of Spain’s Cultural Office in Washington, D.C.
Exhibit organized and curated by Albanian Institute New York for Google Cultural Institute, 2016.
In partnership with the following participating institutions:
• Austrian Cultural Forum New York
• Albanian Institute New York
• Arte Institute in New York
• Arts Council Malta in New York
• British Council USA
• Flanders House
• French Institute Alliance Francaise
• Dutch Culture USA
• Goethe-Institut New York
• Italian Cultural Institute
• Polish Cultural Institute
• Performa Arts
• Institute Cervantes New York
• Cultural Services of the French Embassy
• Consulate General of The Netherlands
• Consulate General of Estonia in New York
• Consulate General of Finland in New York
• Consulate General of France in New York
• Consulate General of Portugal in New York
• Consulate General of Spain in New York
• Consulate General of Slovak Republic
• Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
• General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the U.S.
• EU Delegation to the United Nations
• The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY)
• New York Foundation for the Arts
• The Japan Foundation
All works in the collection of the Albanian Institute New York and © 2015 The Albanian Institute New York, unless otherwise noted.
Photography: Jordi Rubio