The Arts & Culture NYC Forum 2015

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The Albanian Institute Culture Forum is a one-day convening to investigate the power and potential of the arts and culture.

Directed by Dino Korca, the forum brings together a diverse range of speakers and influential figures, artists and diplomats for open discussions and presentations. The event includes panel discussions, live performances, film-screenings – offering participants active engagement with the social, political and cultural currents of our times.

The event is presented in collaboration with our partners, embassies and government agencies, and a network of New York City’s most ambitious arts and cultural institutions.

The Culture Forum engages experts from across numerous fields, aiming to challenge old ideas, spark new ones, and catalyze potent partnerships across disciplines.

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RoseLee Goldberg, art historian and director of Performa with Dino Korca, director of Albanian Institute

RoseLee Goldberg, art historian and founding director of Performa, presented on the Performa Biennial 15, themed “Looking back to the Renaissance”. The biennial is an investigative platform across disciplines, exploring not only the visual arts, but also dance, film, radio, sound, and architecture, reaffirming New York City as the performance capital of the world.

“We believe that every engagement between people sparks new possibilities, and progress happens by bringing people together from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change. It’s about the experience of coming together, building relationships, and having those conversations, and those conversations, those relationships will ultimately make the difference.”

CULTURAL MOBILITY SYMPOSIUM

Frank Hentschker, giving a talk on the official launch of “Cultural Mobility Funding Guide: focusing on Dance, Theatre, and Performing Arts”. The main objective of the cultural mobility is to make available the existing information on funding for international travel of artists and cultural professionals, and to gather available resources for international cultural exchange. Dr. Hentschker, who hails from Germany, is the Executive Director of Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, and currently teaches Theatre History at Columbia University.

Kati Laakso, head of cultural affairs, Consulate General of Finland

Through our valued relationships with artists, cultural leaders, government officials, diplomats, and patrons we facilitate a significant contribution to the arts and cultural dialogue. Kati LAAKSO, seen here in a conversation, is head of cultural affairs, Consulate General of Finland.

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David Christopher Terry, Artist, Independent Curator of Contemporary Art, and Program Director at New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

David Christopher Terry, introduced his new initiative “Sharing Perspectives” – an ongoing research project, investigating and reporting the impact of art internationally. “People across all sectors share their experiences with art so that we may have a better understanding of how the arts can have an impact on individuals, communities, and the world around us.”

Geert De PROOST, General Representative of the Government of Flanders to the USA, and Head of the Flanders House in New York, presented on the inauguration ‘Father Damien Way’ in New York City.

Christine MOSER, leading diplomat and director, Austrian Cultural Forum, presenting on NORMALITIES exhibition with artists from Albania, Kosovo, Croatia, Austria, supported by Albanian Institute

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Colin Huerter, international curatorial expert
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Christine MOSER, leading diplomat & director of Austrian Cultural Forum

The gathering is organized as an open forum, for short and often more informal presentations in a standing room only space, offering a meaningful and intimate experiences.

The forum equally serves as a launching pad and provides the impetus for new initiatives and collaborations among participants. Throughout the course of the event, members engage in dynamic discussions and experiences, generate and exchange ideas, and develop policies to strengthen the reciprocal relationship between the arts and society. 

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 New York
  • 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 New York
  • Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
  • General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the U.S.A.
  • European Union 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

FEATURED SPEAKERS and ATTENDEES:Dr. EMMANUEL KATTAN DIRECTOR, BRITISH COUNCIL NEW YORK / Mr. THOMAS SCHNEIDER CONSUL, HEAD of CULTURE, CONSULATE GENERAL SWITZERLAND / Ms. ANA VENTURA MIRANDA DIRECTOR, ARTE INSTITUTE  / Ms. ANA VAZQUEZ BARRADO DIRECTOR of CULTURAL AFFAIRS, INSTITUTO CERVANTES / Dr. WENZEL BILGER
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, GOETHE-INSTITUT NORTH AMERICA / Ms. SOPHIA EFTHIMIATOU ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NY / Ms. CARO LLEWELLYN Ms. JILL BRACK DIRECTORS, 20 SQUARE FEET / Ms. JELENA VUJIC
EU DELEGATION to the UN in NEW YORK / Ms. CHRISTINE MOSER DIRECTOR, AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NEW YORK / Mr. CARNE ROSS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INDEPENDENT DIPLOMAT / Dr. HANNAH ABDULLAH PROGRAM CURATOR, GOETHE-INSTITUT NEW YORK / Ms. ANA VAZQUEZ BARRADO DIRECTOR of CULTURAL AFFAIRS, INSTITUTO CERVANTES / Mr. GEERT DE PROOST GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE COUNSELLOR, FLANDERS HOUSE / Mr. JAN KENNIS CULTURAL ATTACHÉ, THE NETHERLAND TO THE U.S. / Ms. GAELLE DUCHEMIN EU DELEGATION to the UN in NEW YORK / Ms. ANTHEA SPITALIOTIS CONSULATE GENERAL of CYPRUS / Mr. THOMAS MICHELON CULTURAL COUNSELOR, FRENCH EMBASSY Ms. MIKI HOTTA DIRECTOR, ARTS & CULTURE, THE JAPAN FOUNDATION / Mr. FABIO TROISI ATTACHÉ FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS, ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE / Ms. KATI LAAKSO CULTURAL ATTACHÈ, CONSULATE GENERAL OF FINLAND / Ms. RADMILA BUDEN VICE CONSUL, CONSULATE GENERAL of SERBIA / Mr. GERTON VAN DEN AKKER EU DELEGATION to the UN in NEW YORK / Mr. CHRISTIAN JOSEPH EBNER DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM NEW YORK

The New York City’s Chelsea Arts District

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

437 West 16th Street

New York, New York

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