2011 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts
presented by TransCultural Exchange
April 7 – 10, 2011

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Mass Cultural Council

Asian Cultural Council

Boston University
Mass College of Art

Boston College

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology
MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston The Art Institute of Boston SACI
Danish Consulate Boston
French Cultural Center
French Consulate Boston
Ghoete Institut Boston
The Consulate General of Israel to New England
delegation du quebec

Embassy of Sweden,

Swiss Consulate Boston

Swiss Air Lines
American Air Lines
I-Park Foundation
Art New England
Berkshire Fine Arts
Irving House
Harding House

  Sessions: Schedule/Presenters 
(Condensed version available at Agenda-at-a-Glance.)

International Opportunities in the Arts
April 7-10, 2011
presented by TransCultural Exchange

Conference Panel Venues and Conference Hotel:

Conference Hotel and Primary Venue (Friday – Sunday)
Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street, Boston, 617.227.8600: The Wheatley, Alcott, Alcott Foyer, Press, Kennedy, Brandeis and Longfellow Rooms and Rooftop Ballroom. (map)

Other Venues in Boston (Thursday – Friday)
Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street (map)
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street (map)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 Fenway (map)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue (map)
Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue (map)

Other Venues in Cambridge (Friday only)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Program in Art, Culture and Technology Program, 20 Ames Street, Bartos Theater, E15 Lower Level - Wiesner Building, (map)
Harvard University, CGIS, Room S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street (map)

Thursday, April 7, 2011
9:30 am – 5:00 pm


Registration Check-In, Location: Tower Lobby, 621 Huntington Avenue.
Including general information, registration pick-up and sign-ups for Dutch-treat lunches and dinners.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


10:30 am – noon
National Residencies: Regional Aspirations, Location: Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Avenue. Most U.S. residencies are still based on the idea of sequestering artists away into rural retreats; whereas other countries’ programs more typically bring artists together for short-term ‘symposia’ and/or to promote regional strengths. A look at the differences and benefits of each.
Moderator: Hunter O’Hanian, Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for Artists Communities, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Maiken Derno, Head of Culture and Information Department, Royal Danish Consulate General.

Hanneke Frühauf, former curator of BINZ39, a gallery and artists-studio project in Zurich, and now the curator for Bridge Guard. She is also a member of the Res Artis’ advisory committee and art director of dutchartdesk.ch, a foundation that enhances the perception and mutual understanding between Switzerland and The Netherlands through art and culture projects.

Francine Royer, regional and international affairs development officer at the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec supports the creation, experimentation, production and dissemination of visual art, arts and crafts, literature, performance, multidisciplinary work, the media arts and architectural research. The Conseil also seeks to broaden the influence of artists, writers, arts organizations and their works in Québec, Canada and abroad.

Nicholas Tsoutas, Zelda Stedman Lecturer in Visual Arts Practice Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Australia.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Noon – 1:00 pm

LUNCH on your own or Dutch-Treat.

– 2:00 pm
Tours of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Meet in the Tower Auditorium.
Thursday, April 7, 2011


2:00 – 3:45 pm
Art in Public Spaces, Location: Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Avenue.
This panel of artists and programs that support the creation of public art works will address the challenges and benefits of taking art into the public arena.
Moderator: Laura Brown, Co-Director of Handhouse Studio, Massachusetts.

Dyan Marie, a Toronto-based artist, activist, board member of the City of Toronto’s Art for Public Places Committee and founder of Bloor Magazine, Cold City Gallery, ARTATWORK and DIG IN!

Mags Harries, artist of the Boston-based Public Art Collaborative, whose most recent works include SunFlowers, an Electric Garden in Austin, TX; bridges and seating for the Highline Canal in Phoenix, AZ; Moon Tide Garden in Portland, ME; The Big Question at the Science Center in Des Moines, IA; and Terra Fugit at the Miramar Regional Park, FL.

Janeil Engelstad, an artist who has produced award winning public and community art projects throughout the world, including billboards, video projections, public interventions and temporary and permanent sculptures.

Ana Flores, Cuban-American sculptor, ecological designer, writer, and activist whose work focuses on cultural and ecological narratives. In 2008 Flores was honored with a TogetherGreen Fellowship for her leadership skills in conservation.

Shana Berger, Director, Coleman Center for the Arts and Inda Hightower Artists-in-Residence Program, York, AL.
The Coleman Center for the Arts offers residencies to professional artists in three program areas: Visual Arts, Public and Community Arts, and Art Education and Theory. All areas of the program bring contemporary professional artists to a rural Alabama community and offer artists a direct introduction to Alabama’s Black Belt Region.

4:00 – 5:00 pm
How to Start A Residency Program, Location: Tower Auditorium.
Speaker:  Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities.


2:00 – 2:45 pm
Digital Portfolios for Artists, Location: Room 440, Curry Student Center.
Making the transition from paper and slides to digital formats for presenting your work.

Cynthia Baron, Academic Director, Digital Media Programs, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University and author of Designing a Digital Portfolio, published by New Riders Press, a division of Pearson Education.

3:00 – 3:45 pm
The Collision of Art and New Technologies: Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Location: Room 440, Curry Student Center.
From bronze casting to the invention of oil paint, new materials and technologies have played a role in the art of their time. In what ways are new technologies not only effecting how artists create today, but how we define, perceive and experience contemporary art?

Dr. Tucker J. Marion, Assistant Professor, School of Technological Entrepreneurship College of Business Administration, Northeastern University.

4:00 – 4:45 pm
The Siemens Art Program, Location: Room 440, Curry Student Center.
The Siemens Stiftung is dedicated to cope with global challenges between the contradictory contexts of society, technology and culture: it considers itself a driver of innovations, ideas and cultural ideals. In its Arts and Culture sphere of activity the foundation focuses on themes of social change, cultural education and knowledge transfer within cultural scenes. A team of curators develops international programs in the fields of visual arts, music, theater as well as culture and knowledge, realizing these in cooperation with leading cultural institutions. This talk will discuss the Program’s various activities and will give an overview of how the notion of “foundation” can be theoretically determined.

Thomas D. Trummer, Curator Visual Arts, Siemens Stiftung, Munich.
Location: 700 Boylston Street (map)

1:30 – 3:30 pm
Selected Attendees’ Reading, Location: Conference Room 06.
Moderator: Michele Oshima, Director, Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College.

10, 10-minute Readings of Selected Attendees’ works.
Schedule of Readers to be announced.

1:30 – 3:30 pm
What a New Generation of Young Art Critics Thinks, organized by AICA-USA in collaboration with The Brooklyn Rail, Location: Boston Room.
What is the role of young critics in the current art world? The panelists will discuss their relevance as vital voices shaping our understanding of contemporary art.
Moderator: Marek Bartelik, President, the National Chapter of the International Art Critics Association (AICA).

Greg Lindquist, writer for artcritical.com, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and ARTnews. He also is a contributing editor for artcritical.com and Art Books in Review Editor for The Brooklyn Rail.

Patricia Milder, Managing Art Editor at The Brooklyn Rail.  Her writings on art, performance and dance also have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, PAJ: A Journal of Art and Performance, Artcritical.com, The L Magazine and in various exhibition catalogues.

Abbe Schribe, regular contributor for several online publications, including artcritical.com and the new literary magazine Full Stop

Thursday, April 7, 2011   

5:30 -  7:00 or 7:30 - 9:00
on your own or  Dutch-Treat.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Location: 700 Boylston Street.

Introduced by Christopher Merrill, Director, International Writing Program, The University of Iowa.

5:30- 6:15 pm
Illustrated Novel, Location: Rabb Auditorium.
Reif Larsen, author of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet.

6:30- 7:15 pm
Memoir, Location: Rabb Auditorium.
Mira Bartók, author of The Memory Palace, an illustrated memoir.

7:30 - 8:15 pm
Fiction, Location: Rabb Auditorium.
Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Lark and Termite, Machine Dreams, Black Tickets and Shelter, among others. 

Location: The Fenway Center, 77 St. Stephen Street, on the corner of St. Stephen Street and Gainsborough Street. (map)

8:00 - 10:00 pm
Concert: Free Admission
World Music - the Next Generation
featuring Timi (the Modern Music ensemble), the only professional modern music ensemble in Beijing.

Location: 450 Harrison Avenue (at Thayer Street) and 486 Harrison Avenue (map and directions)

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Special opening night reception at the South End Galleries for the Conference attendees and speakers: Free Admission

Location: 100 Northern Avenue, Boston (map)

5:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday Nights: Free Admission

Location: 280 Fenway (map)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tickets are $12; College Students: $5 with current I.D.

Location: 465 Huntington Avenue (map)

The mfa is open from 10 am to 9:45 pm on Thursday and Friday; and from 10 am to 4:45 pm on Saturday and Sunday. 
Tickets are $20.00.

Friday, April 8, 2011


9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Check-In, Location: Mezzanine/Alcott Foyer.
Including general information, registration pick-up and sign-ups for Dutch-treat lunches and dinners.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibitors Hall, Location: Brandeis.
A showcase of new products and sponsoring programs.

Screenings, Location: Longfellow.
Screening of Video Program, organized by the Goethe-Institut Boston; PowerPoint presentations of Attendees’ Works and Images from TransCultural Exchange’s Here, There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration project.

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Portfolio Reviews/Mentoring Sessions, Location: Wheatley.
Scheduled, one-on-one, 20-minute sessions with the international guests (critics, program directors, curators, etc.) will take place throughout the conference. During these sessions, the international guests will be available to look at attendees’ works and portfolios. These sessions are available for an additional $30 on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign up for a review session, please go to Registration.

Friday, April 8, 2011


10:00 am – noon
Finding the Best Fit: Researching and Applying for Artist-in-Residence Programs - Primarily for Visual Artists, Location: Kennedy.
A workshop on how to research and prepare your application for residency programs.
Introduced by Dr. E. Tornai Thyssen, Visiting Faculty at Montserrat College of Art, Independent Curator and Art Historian.

Presenter: Yeb Wiersma, artist, workshop presenter and former education director for Trans Artists.


10:30 am – noon
Engaging Public Officials, Location: The Mills Gallery.
A look at how Massachusetts’ area artists and organizations are taking their concerns to the State House; their successes, strategies and goals and how to apply them elsewhere.
Moderator: Kathy Bitetti, Artist, Advocate and, among others, co-founder of ArtistsUndertheDome.org, ArtistsAlliance.us and the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition.

Charles Coe, Co-Chair of the Boston Chapter of the National Writers Union.
Veronique Le Melle, Executive Director of the Boston Center for the Arts.
Lillian Hsu, Director of Public Art & Exhibitions, Cambridge Arts Council.
Michelle Lampa, Manager of Business Development for Asia and Eurasia at the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment (MOITI).

10:30 am – noon
Finding the Best Fit: Researching and Applying for Artist-in-Residence Programs - Multi-disciplinary Presentation, Location: Rehearsal Room A.
Introduced by Mario Caro, Preseident, Res Artis.

A workshop on how to research and prepare your application for residency programs.  
Presenter: Julie Upmeyer, Res Artis Website Editor and Representative.


10:30 am – noon
Paper Picker Press Workshop, Location: CGIS, Room S-250,
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA.
Presenter: José Luis Falconi, Fellow at the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Curator of the Art Forum Program for Latino and Latin American Art at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Explore literature as recyclable material with the Paper Picker Press, an innovative arts-based literacy workshop. This workshop includes book making and other activities that provide educators of all ages with units of instruction that foster a love for reading, writing and critical thinking by fusing art and creative play with learning. More information here.


11:00 am – noon
Art and Architecture Tour, MIT’S Art & Architecture, Location Start: MIT List Visual Art Center, 20 Ames Street, Building E15, Lower Level - Wiesner Building
Meet at MIT’s List Visual Art Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge – LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Noon – 1:00 pm

LUNCH on your own or Dutch-Treat

Friday, April 8, 2011


1:30 – 3:30 pm
Grant Writing Workshop, Location: C05/C06, 700 Boylston Street (map)
Moderator: Deb Todd Wheeler, Faculty, Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

David Adams, Senior Program Officer at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a Division of the Institute of International Education, Washington, DC.
David Adams combines more than twenty years of experience working on the Fulbright Scholar Program with extensive experience advising grant applicants on strategies for preparing successful applications.

1:30 – 3:30 pm
First Books: Emerging Authors Share their Experience from Finding an Agent to Promoting Their First Book, Location: Boston Room.
Moderator and Speaker: Mira Bartok, artist and author: The Memory Place and founder of Mira’s List.

Jedediah Berry, author: The Manual of Detection and Managing Editor of Small Beer Press.
Marisa Crawford, author: The Haunted House.


1:30 – 3:15 pm
Residencies as Research Clusters, Location: MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology Program, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames St., Building E15 Lower Level - Wiesner Building. A look at post-graduate school programs - primarily artists-in-residence and fellowship programs. What are the benefits to the artists? To the programs? To Critical Thinking and Discourse?
Moderator and Speaker: Ute Meta Bauer, Director of the MIT's Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Judith Vichniac, Associate Dean, Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program.

Taylor Davis, artist and Radcliffe Institute Fellow.

Marco Scotini, Director of Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies, Nuova Accademia di Belle Artis, Milan, Italy.
Laura Harrison, The Bogliasco Foundation, Bogliasco, Italy.   
The Bogliasco Foundation was established in 1991 to the support the Liguria Study Centre for the Arts and Humanities, which offers residential fellowships to persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the traditional disciplines of the arts and humanities.

Lajos Héder, former Bogliasco Fellow and collaborator with Mags Harries of the Boston-based Public Art Collaborative.

Pamela Tatge, Director of the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University.

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Pecha Kucha Presentations by the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, Location: MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology Program, Bartos Theater, 20 Ames Street, Building E15 Lower Level - Wiesner Building.


2:00 – 4:00 pm
Electronic Musicians/Composers Survival Kit, Location: The Mills Gallery.
A discussion focused on how to create opportunities for musicians and composers working in the unorthodox field of electronic music, where there are few models for touring, distribution or critical response.  This panel will offer tips and guidance on how to not only survive but also excel in this non-traditional career path.
Moderator:  Dan Hirsch, Director of Music Programs for ArtsEmerson at Emerson College.

Jason Gross, Editor and publisher of Perfect Sound Forever magazine.
Micah Silver, Experimental Music Curator for the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Hans Tutchku, Director of Harvard University's Studio for Electroacoustic Composition.


1:00 – 2:00 pm
Workshop: Making the Most of the Conference - How to Network, Location: Kennedy.
Bonnie Clark, Marketing Consultant, Gypsy Wolf Marketing.

2:15 – 3:45 pm
The Growing Popularity of Low-Residency MFA Programs and the Needs They Serve, Location: Kennedy. What can be learned from these programs? What advantages/disadvantages do they offer artists? And, can this mix of working on one’s own and then coming together for short periods of intense critique and feedback by experts be successfully adopted for other means beyond conferring a diploma? Should residency programs, for instance, consider adopting this model and think to take on this role? What other fields and organizations might benefit from this model?
Moderator: Lynne Allen, Director, School of Visual Arts, Boston University's College of Fine Arts.

Judith Barry, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
Kathy Black, Program Director, Vermont Studio Center.
Knoll+Cella, Founders and Directors, Transart Institute, NY.
Transart Institute in cooperation with the University of Plymouth, UK offers an international low-residency, two -year graduate art program leading to a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Practice. (Summer residencies take place in cooperation with arts organizations in Europe.)
David Deitcher and Faith Wilding, Faculty, Vermont College of Fine Arts, VT.
George Creamer, Dean of Graduate Programs, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

4:00 - 5:00 pm
The Lawyer is In: Understanding Copyright and Trademark Law, Location: Kennedy.
Introduced by Thad Beal, Artist and Board of Trustee, TransCultural Exchange.

Carrie Webb Olson, Partner in Day Pitney's Intellectual Property Group.
Carrie's practice focuses on all aspects of copyright and trademark law, from acquisition and maintenance to exploitation and enforcement. She provides general counseling regarding the use and protection of company trademarks, nationally and abroad. In addition, Carrie is experienced in providing brand expansion guidance and advice to clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. She is also well-versed in negotiating and drafting intellectual property licenses, assignments and settlement agreements.

Friday, April 8, 2011
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Opening Night Reception and Kick-Off Event, Location: Alcott.

        Sponsored by Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Friday, April 8, 2011
8:00 - 11:00 pm
DINNER on your own or Dutch-Treat

8:00 – 11:00 pm
Speakers and Sponsors Dinner, Location: The Ballroom.

Sponsored by Northeastern University

Please note: This dinner is by Invitation Only. (For tickets to the Saturday Night Gala, please see Registration.)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Check-In, Location: Mezzanine/Alcott Foyer.
Including general information, registration pick-up and sign-ups for Dutch-treat lunches and dinners.

Exhibitors Hall, Location: Brandeis.
A showcase of new products and sponsoring programs.

Portfolio Reviews/Mentoring Sessions, Location: The Ballroom.
Scheduled, one-on-one, 20-minute sessions with the international guests (critics, program directors, curators, etc.) will take place throughout the conference. During these sessions, the international guests will be available to look at attendees’ works and portfolios. These sessions are available for an additional $30 on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign up for a review session, please go to Registration.

Screenings, Location: Longfellow.
Screening of Video Program, organized by the Goethe-Institut Boston; PowerPoint presentations of Attendees’ Works and Images from TransCultural Exchange’s Here, There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration project.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


9:00 – 10:45 am
Launching Your Career Internationally: Residencies as the Ultimate Networking Experience, Location: Alcott.
A discussion of residencies and other international programs as vehicles for networking; the types of networks they facilitate, provide and create; and how more can be done to sustain these networks once the artists have left the programs.
Moderator:  Astrid Hiemer, Associate Editor, Berkshire Fine Arts.com.

Dorothea Fleiss, an artist and Director of the Dorothea Fleiss East-West Artists Symposia in Carei, Romania as well as organizer of a two-week residency for sculpture in Austria and another short-term residency for artists of all disciplines in Serbia. 

Amertah E. Perman, specialist in best practices within artist mobility programming and former Program Director of the Red Gate Residency Program in Beijing.

Ralph Brancaccio, Paris based artist, former artist-in-residence, the D. Fleiss East-West Artists Symposium (Romania), Quarantine Island (Turkey), among others.

Ellen Schön, Artist, Adjunct Faculty at the Art Institute of Boston and former artist-in-residence at Finland’s Hovinkartano Art Centre and the International Artist Symposium, Croatia.

9:00 – 10:45 am
What do we mean by TransCultural Exchange? Location: Press.
What is inherent in the terms Trans? Cultural?  Exchange? What topics, projects and ideas should be considered? For instance, how can we be sure that each culture in an exchange is brought in as an equal partner?
Introduction and Moderator: Mary Sherman, Director, TransCultural Exchange.

Opening Remarks by Special Guest  Sarat Maharaj, Art historian and curator, who has “lectured and published throughout the world on cultural translation and difference.” - Daniel Birnbaum, ArtForum, Feb. 2002.

Ute Meta Bauer, Associate Professor and Director of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Gianni Jetzer, Director, the Swiss Institute, NY.

Jean-Baptiste Joly, Founding Director, Artistic Director and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.
Akademie Schloss Solitude combines the idea of an academy for scientific and artistic exchange with that of a retreat, which Schloss Solitude has always been.

Kaiwan Mehta, former Akademie Schloss Solitude resident, architect and historian, now based in India.

Dr. Antoine Abi Aad, Coordinator, Advertising and Graphic Design, ALBA, Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut, Lebanon.


9:00  – 9:45 am
The Selection Process, Location: Kennedy.
How are artists chosen? How are the results disseminated? What have we learned from the traditional jurying process of selecting works solely on the samples submitted? Should new processes be considered?
Moderator: Nathan Purath, Co-Director, Coleman Center for the Arts and Inda Hightower Artists-in-Residence Program, York, AL.

Ralph Crispino, Jr., Director of I-Park Foundation, Inc., both a closed studio laboratory for individual artistic pursuits in the visual arts, music, architecture, landscape/garden design and creative writing. It also internally initiates and sponsors specially-themed inter-disciplinary projects for the purpose of moving these fresh ideas out of the laboratory to bring them to life in the field and on the land.

David Adams, Assistant Director of the Asia and the Pacific, CIES/Fulbright Program. David also is responsible for bringing the Rockefeller Foundation-supported Bellagio residencies for artists and scholars to the attention of more prospective applicants across the world.

Ana Flores, a Cuban-American sculptor, ecological designer, writer, and activist who lives in Charlestown, Rhode Island and Nova Scotia, Canada, who also has served as a juror for a number of organizations, including I-Park.

Zsuzsanna Ardó, a London-based photographer, writer, curator and founder the Hampstead Authors' Society, a social and professional network for artists and authors, and has been its chairman for over 12 years, producing a wide variety of arts events featuring the work of artists and authors from the UK and beyond.

10:00 – 10:45 am
Artist's Talk: John Bisbee, Location: Kennedy.
Introduced by Emilie Stark-Menneg, multi-disciplinary artist, whose film "BOP: The North Star" was recently screened at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.

As National Public Radio noted of American sculptor John Bisbee, ". . . over the course of his career, he has made almost all of his art with what most people use to hang it - nails."  He has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, received numerous awards, including from the John Mitchell Foundation and been the subject of a number of museum exhibitions at such venues as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, among others.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


11:00 am – 12:45 pm
The New Renaissance Man (sic). Doing it for Yourself: From Specialization to Multi-Tasking, Location: Alcott.
A look at the how the traditional model of the artist in the studio, supported by gallery shows, is morphing into that of artists who are also curators, residency program directors, designers and/or their own PR agents. How do they do it? Is art suffering by artists - as well as writers - being pulled in so many directions? Or, are we witnessing a new type of Renaissance artist?
Moderator: James McLeod, Director of the Floating World Projects and Associate Professor of Fine Arts 3D/Glass at  Massachuestts College of Art and Design.

Susanne Mueller-Baji, independent art critic, journalist, artist and curator based in Stuttgart.

James O'Brien, Boston Globe correspondent and former Martha’s Vineyard Writers’ resident. His poetry has appeared in Flatmancrooked’s Slim Volume of Contemporary Poetics and has appeared in Tidal Basin Review. His fiction has appeared in Haunts.

Yannick Franck, Belgium based composer, sound and visual artist, and owner of his own music label.   

Janet Goldner, sculptor, Fulbright recipient, tour guide and active collaborator with Malian artists, who have been the key to her experience and understanding of Malian culture.

Elisabeth Ochsenfeld, Director of the Elisabeth and Hartwig Ochensenfeld Residency Program, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Aysegul Kurtel, Founder and Director of K2, Izmir, Turkey.
K2 is a non-profit organization with 20 artists' studios, a documentation center and gallery that aims to create an open platform, especially geared towards young artists.

11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Discipline Specific vs. Multi-disciplinary Programs, Location: Press.
In the current climate of cross-disciplinary approaches to everything from medicine to teaching history, what place is there for specialization? At what point does it make sense to bring people of various disciplines together? Is there a time and argument to make for a period of specialized training and development?
Moderator: Katherine Mitchell, Pre-College & Community Programs Coordinator, Artist's Resource Center & Continuing Education, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Opening Presentation by Special Guest T. Allan Comp
Allan Comp has received national awards for his work with the people of the Appalachian coal country, for his successful effort to engage the arts and humanities in environmental recovery and for his remarkable choreography of multiple federal agency partnerships, particularly with VISTA, in working with rural mining communities.   In 2009 he was awarded the Service to America Medal, the highest award a federal employee can receive.  An historian of technology with a long engagement in cultural resources, community redevelopment and environmental reclamation, Allan is committed to the recovery of Appalachian mining communities from a century of pre-regulatory exploitation and neglect – and to the expansion of that experience to the rural mining communities of the Mountain West and elsewhere.

Justen Ahren, founder, The Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency, MA.
The Martha’s Vineyard Writers' Residency was established in 2007 with a simple mission: to give writers of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoir and plays a place in which to create or complete new works.

Jean-Yves Coffre, Director of CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine, France.
CAMAC is a creative, multi-disciplinary center offering international residency programs for artists, scientists and technologists working with new media.

David Redmon, Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and a filmmaker whose films with his partner Ashley Sabin have been screened at Sundance, Human Rights Watch and the Museum of Modern Art. 

Boshko Boskovic, Program Director, Residencies Unlimited, NYC, NY.
Residencies Unlimted is a New York based non-profit arts service organization whose mission is to support artists and curators in residency.

11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Making the Case for Residencies/Exchange and Similar Programs, Location: Kennedy.
What are the positive effects of a residency not only for an artist, but also on the local city and community? A responsible politician/funder should get a proper answer to the question: What can I expect in return for funding a residency or other exchange program?
Moderator: Debbie Hagan, Editor-in-Chief, Art New England.

Margaret Shiu, Director, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei County, Taiwan.
The Bamboo Curtain Studio provides working space and equipment for ceramists, sculptors and mixed media artists; consultative, research and implementation services for arts related projects; production of site-specific arts in public spaces; and space for experimentation and development of multi-media art.

Machiko Harada, free-lance curator, former Curator for the Akiyoshidai International Art Village, a well as an Assistant Director for the Artist-in-Residence Program and serves of the board of the Japan Artists-in-Residency Network.

David Macy, Director, MacDowell Colony, NH.
The MacDowell Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which to produce enduring works of the imagination.

Tucker Marion, Assistant Professor in Northeastern University's College of Business, School of Technological Entrepreneurship, Boston, MA.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 pm

on your own or Dutch-Treat

Saturday, April 9, 2011


2:15 – 4:00 pm 
Funding the Priceless. The Funders’ Perspective: What are their Interests in Helping Artists? Location: Alcott.
Moderator: Janet Simpson, Executive Director, Kansas City Artists Coalition, which administers the Lighton Artists Exchange.

Linda Lighton, Director of the Lighton International Artists Exchange Program.
 The Lighton International Artists Exchange Program provides support for visual artists and arts professionals to travel to international residencies and artist communities and for foreign visual artists to travel to and work in the United States.

Margaret Cogswell, Program Officer for the Asian Cultural Council.
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is the only organization in the world whose sole mission is to support cultural exchange between the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia.

Roberely Bell, artist and former Fulbright Senior Scholar Program grantee.

Leonard Lehrer, director of the new Printmaking Convergence Program at The University of Texas at Austin and chair of the Fulbright Program’s National Task Force in the Arts.

Roger Columbik, artist, CEC Artslink Project Awardee to Armenia in 2010 and Republic of Georgia in 2005; Artist-in resident: Museu de Arta Comparat, Sigeorz-Bai, Romania; Haslla Art World, Gangneung, South Korea and the Center for Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland.

2:15 – 4:00 pm
Case Studies in Collaboration. Putting Creativity to Work: Artists as Collaborators in Cross-Disciplinary Teams, Location: Press.
There is a growing trend towards utilizing cross-discipline approaches to solving problems as diverse as green house gases to societal discord. Artists – who are naturally out-of-the-box thinkers - seem ideal partners for such cross-discipline teams. How can they become even more a part of that process? A Panel of Case Studies.
Moderator: Jeannette Guillemin, Assistant Director, School of Visual Arts, Boston University's College of Fine Arts.

Ariel de Man, founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Out Of Hand Theater, named Atlanta's "Best New Company" (AJC 2001), Atlanta's "Best Theatrical Mad Scientists" (Creative Loafing 2003), and one of "A Dozen Young American Companies You Need to Know" (American Theatre Magazine 2004).

Jurriaan Cooiman, Director, Culture Scapes, Switzerland.
Every year Culture Scapes features one country's artistic wealth (art works, performances, literary works, etc.) throughout Switzerland for  - typically - a three month period. America will be featured in 2012.

Dr. Benoit Granier, composer/visual artist, working out of Beijing, Singapore and Dublin. He has written for a large diversity of instruments and worked with mixed media and pure electronics, recently developing an interest in the creation of compositions for mixed ensembles, regrouping classical formations and traditional forces. He is also the founder and director of TimiMME, the only professional modern music ensemble in Beijing.

Regina Maria Moeller, Artist and Professor, Trondheim University, Norway.

Azra Aksamija, Sarajevo born Austrian artist, architect, and architectural historian. Her interdisciplinary projects have been published and exhibited in various international venues such as the Generali Foundation Vienna, Biennial de Valencia, Gallery for Contemporary Art Leipzig, Liverpool Biennial, Witte de With Rotterdam, Sculpture Center New York City, Secession Vienna, Manifesta 7, and the 2011 Venice Biennale.

Aaron O'Connor, Director, The Arctic Circle.
Aboard an ice-class expedition sailing vessel, artists of all disciplines, architects, scientists and educators alike voyage on a collaborative mission into the High Arctic.  The program takes place in the international territory of Svalbard, a mountainous Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees from the North Pole.

2:15 – 4:00 pm
Charting the Unknown, Location: Kennedy.
How to negotiate traveling, working and/or making art in places where the infrastructures to do so are relatively new or non-existent.
Moderator: John Michalczyk, Documentary Film-maker and Chair, Fine Arts Program, Boston College.

Biljana Ciric, free-lance Curator, based in China.

Ellie Schimelman, artist and Director of Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc., Ghana.
Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting cultural exchange and understanding through the arts by bringing creative people together at a cultural center in Ghana. The programs emphasize multigenerational and multicultural collaborations encouraging participants to find rewards in different forms of creativity.

Tran Thi Huynh Nga, founder, the Blue Space Contemporary Art Center, Vietnam.
The Blue Space Contemporary Art Center is the first non-profit arts organization in Vietnam, and the first arts organization in Vietnam to receive a grant from the Ford Foundation. Nga has also curated and organized several exhibitions and workshops, including but not limited to: the Cultural Representation in Transition – New Vietnamese Paintings in Bangkok, Thailand; and the Gap Vietnam, organized by Cultural House of the World in Berlin, Germany.

C. David Thomas, artist and Director of the Indochina Arts Partnership. In 2000 he was awarded the "Vietnam Art Medal" by the government of Vietnam in recognition of his contributions to the arts in that country. He received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant in 2002 to conduct his work in residence in Hanoi and designed the book HO CHI MINH - A Portrait, published in 2003.

Mkrtich Tonoyan, Director, Akos and the Art Center of Social Studies' Artists in in Residency Programs, Armenia.
Mkrtich Tonoyan's participation in the conference has been supported by Arts and Culture Network Program of Open Society Foundations.
Marisa Jahn, artist/writer/community organizer, current Director of Architecture at Art Omi and a former artist-in-residence at MIT’s Media Lab and CEC ArtsLink grantee.  
CEC ArtsLink's programs encourage and support the exchange of artists and cultural managers between the United States and Eastern and Central Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


4:15 – 6:00 pm
The Eclipsing of Galleries’ Importance? Location: Alcott.
The rise of biennales, art fairs, auctions and open studios from multiple perspectives. Is the traditional art market, with the gallery system at its core, waning? Are there other ways to get one’s work out into the world? Are galleries as relevant as they once were, given the kinds of work artists do now? What alternatives might be considered? A critique of the gallery system.
Moderator: Lynne Cooney, Exhibitions Director, School of Visual Arts, Boston University's College of Fine Arts.

David Medalla, Artist and Director of the London Biennale.

Dr. Danièle Perrier, Geschäftsführende künstlerische Leiterin, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany.
Schloss Balmoral is a place for artistic production, meeting and discussion. Since its foundation in 1995, Schloss Balmoral has supported various work projects including the disciplines of painting, graphic design, sculpture, installation, photography, video and the new media.

Lies Coppens, Director, The Entrepot, Bruges, Belgium.
The Entrepot in the sea harbor of Bruges is a creative art lab for young artists who need time and space to create and to experiment. 

Joel Slayton, Executive Director of ZERO1, San Jose, CA.
ZERO1 is the producer of 01SJ Biennial - a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue event of visual and performing arts, the moving image, public art and interactive digital media.

4:15 – 6:00 pm
Studio as Factory. Ways to Acquire New Skills and Expertise in Exchange for Engaging Others in the Process, Location: Press.
A look at practice-based frameworks for artists and designers who choose to work within industrial and technological communities. How can artists create opportunities for their work within an industrial factory or technological complex? How can artists structure their practice in a way that is conducive to making a contribution to the culture (and/or products) of those industries?
Moderator: Dana Moser, Artist and Professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Mike Ogilvie, Arts/Industry Coordinator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
The Arts/Industry is undoubtedly the most unusual on-going collaboration between art and industry in the United States. Artists-in-residence may work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop to develop a wide variety of work in clay, enameled cast iron and brass.

Jane Gavan, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia; PhD candidate in Design at the University of Technology, Sydney (Thesis: 'Factory as Studio: Developing a practice-based framework for artists and designers who choose to work within industrial communities).
The Sydney College of the Arts Residency program provides professional artists, scholars and curators access totheir world-class facilities in generous spaces, which overlook Sydney Harbor.

George Fifield, Curator, Director and Founder of Boston Cyberarts Festival.
The Boston Cyberarts Festival is the first and largest collaboration of artists working in new technologies in all media in North America, encompassing visual arts, dance, music, electronic literature, web art and public art.

Maggie Stark, Boston-based artist and former artist-in-resident at the Corning Museum of Glass and Haslla Art World Park & Exhibition Center.   

4:15 – 6:00 pm
Accommodating the Other/The Relativity of Cultural Exchange: On Seeing Ourselves as Other, Location: Kennedy.
What do we mean when we say ‘other’ cultures? Often, such as in the US, the notion of the other never fully addresses Indigenous cultures. How then can we learn from one another while remaining respectful of differences? How can we learn from examples of ways to approach and work with people whose customs and worldviews may be different from our own?
Moderator and Speaker: Mario Caro, President of Res Artis and board member of the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center.
Part of a growing network of Indigenous Visual Artists of the Pacific Rim, the Longhouse sponsors an international indigenous residency program in partnership with Creative New Zealand.

Professor Abdul Wasi Rahraw and Manizhah Omarzad, artists and founders of the Center of Contemporary Art in Afghanistan (CCAA).

Hiroko and Tatsuhiko Murata, co-directors of Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan.
Youkobo Art Space is an autonomous creative center that provides a space for wide-ranging international exchange between artists and local residents.

Margaret Cogswell, artist, former Guggenheim Fellow and Program Officer for the Asian Cultural Council.
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is the only organization in the world whose sole mission is to support cultural exchange between the United States and Asia and within the countries of Asia.

Claudia Lefko, Founder, The Iraqi Children's Art Exchange, Northampton, MA. 
The Iraqi Children's Art Exchange was founded in 2000 to organize and support U.S. and Iraqi professional artist exchanges and collaborative projects between artists, children and youth in both countries.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
7:00 - 11:00 pm
This is a separate, ticketed item. Please click on the link above to purchase a ticket.

Sponsored by Boston University, College of Fine Arts.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Check-In, Location: Mezzanine.
including general information, registration pick-up and sign-ups for Dutch-treat lunches and dinners.

Exhibitors Hall, Location: Brandeis.
A showcase of new products and sponsoring programs.

Portfolio Reviews/Mentoring Sessions, Location: Ballroom.
Scheduled, one-on-one, 20-minute sessions with the international guests (critics, program directors, curators, etc.) will take place throughout the conference. During these sessions, the international guests will be available to look at attendees’ works and portfolios. These sessions are available for an additional $30 on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign up for a review session, please go to Registration.

Screenings, Location: Longfellow.
Screening of Video Program, organized by the Goethe-Institut Boston; PowerPoint presentations of Attendees’ Works and Images from TransCultural Exchange’s Here, There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration project.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


9:00 – 10:45 am
Achieving Star Power, The Mechanisms that Launch an Artist’s Career, Location: Alcott.
Are those who traditionally championed work losing their voice? With so few trained critics able to earn a living, more and more amateurs entering the field and galleries and museums having to justify their bottom line in ways never before imagined, is a new breed of artist being touted? And, if so, by whom? How? And to what aim?
Moderator and Speaker:  Elaine A. King, professor of the History of Art/Theory/Museum Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. She also curates and is a freelance critic; has been invited by the State Department to nominate artists for the Venice Biennale, Sao Paulo and the Cairo Biennials; and has given lectures on art and culture both nationally and internationally.

Special Guest Adon Peres, Director, Espace Topographie de l'art, Paris, France.

Nuit Banai, regular contributor to Artforum, a Contributing Editor (Boston) for Art Papers and also a writer for Modern Painters and Frieze.

Steven Zevitas, publisher of New American Painters and director/owner of Steven Zevitas Gallery.

Jeremy Adams, Executive Director, CUE Foundation, NYC, NY.
CUE Art Foundation is a non-profit forum for contemporary art that provides extraordinary opportunities for under-recognized artists and compelling encounters for audiences.


9:00  – 9:45 am,
Presentation: A New Writing Form as a Reflection of Multi-Cultural Societies, Location: Press.
Introduced by Cyndi Baron, Academic Director, Digital Media Programs, College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University and author of Designing a Digital Portfolio, published by New Riders Press, a division of Pearson Education.

Dr. Antoine Abi Aad, Coordinator, Advertising and Graphic Design, ALBA, Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut, Lebanon.

10:00 – 10:45 am
Artists’ Talk: Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, Location: Press.
Introduced by Andrea Frank, artist and teacher of photography and related media at MIT's Program for Art, Culture and Technology.

Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas have established an international reputation for their socially interactive and interdisciplinary practice exploring the conflicts and contradictions posed by the economic, social and political conditions in the former Soviet countries. They have exhibited at the San Paulo, Berlin, Moscow, Lyon and Gwangju Biennales – and Manifesta and Documenta exhibitions; receiving, among others, the prize for the Best International Artist at the Gwangju Biennale (2006) and the Prize for the best national pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2007).

9:00 – 10:45 am
The Missed Opportunity: Beyond Youth, Location: Kennedy.
Are we too focused on helping young artists? What about mid-career or established artists, people who turned to art after a career in another field or who need time to consider a new direction for their work? 
Moderator and Speaker: Janna Longacre, Curator of MassArt in Cuba and Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Dirk Drijbooms, Director, Apothiki Foundation, Athens/Paros-Cyclades, Greece.
Apothiki aims at introducing artists and organizations to the ‘island atmosphere’ of Paros – a unique and creative environment that has inspired artists for more than 5000 years.

Karola Teschler, artist and Director of the European Artists Association, based in Velbert, near Essen, Germany.
The organization accepts international members and has held short-term symposia/residencies since 2003 in Germany and other countries. Exhibitions have usually followed the programs, which give international exposure to resulting works. 

Richard Perram, Director, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery’s Hill End Artist-in-Residence Program aims to provide an opportunity for creative development in all areas of the visual arts in the unique environment of Hill End. 

Csaba and Suzanne Kiss, Directors, At Home Gallery/Synagogue Association for Arts and Culture, Samorin, Slovakia.
A unique center for contemporary arts, incorporating a historical synagogue and a home-like residence for artists, writers or musicians with the possibility to exhibit or perform in the synagogue. The residence was ceremonially opened by the Dalai Lama in 2000.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Fast-Tracking Residencies: Symposia and/or Short-term (1 – 2 week) International Programs, Location: Alcott.
What can these programs offer that traditional residencies cannot? What should artists gain and expect from these programs?  Do such programs function better when they have a medium or thematic focus?
Moderator: David Lloyd Brown, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs-Graduate Programs, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Shin Jung Park, Chief Director and curator of the Haslla Art World Park & Exhibition Center, Kangnung City, South Korea.
The Haslla Art World Park & Exhibition Center, which includes the Haslla Museum Hotel and several projects on Cultural and University Streets in Kangnung City, presents an annual sculpture conference and residency program.

Jesseca Ferguson, Boston-based artist and former artist-in-resident at the Debrecen International Colony of Artists, among others.

Dr. Hakki Engin Giderer, program director of the Summer Academy Residence Program of the newly established Çankırı Karatekin University, Çankırı, Turkey.

Anne La Prade, artist and director/curator, the Hampden and Central Galleries, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Pavel Petras, Director, Park Umenia, Slovakia.

11:00 am – 12:45 pm
An Affordable Catalyst: Flying in the Creator instead of Their Work: Putting Artists in Residence at Theaters, Museums and other Public Institutions, Location: Press.
Moderator: Tiffany York, Artist-in-Residence Manager, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Vincent (Vinnie) Murphy, professor at Emory University, director and founder of Sister City Playwrights. At Theater Emory, he developed a biennial Brave New Works series for locally, nationally and internationally acclaimed writers and, in 2003, created Sister City Playwrights for which nine major playwriting labs swap writers.

Jessica White, Freelance Curator, Art Education facilitator and Writer, currently based in Vienna, Austria.

Kayoko Iemura, Director, Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan.
Tokyo Wonder Site is an art center focusing on nurturing emerging artists. It offers a residency program, place for dialogue, creative education and experimental project space for new cultural policy within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Karol Frühauf, Director, Bridge Guard, Art/Science Residence Center, Štúrovo, Slovakia.
Bridge Guard supports all artistic and scientific disciplines, with the main characteristic being "bridging" - intertwining disciplines, uniting opposites, exploring and moving boundaries in contexts - during a 3 to 6 month sojourn in the Bridge Guard residence.

Rya Conrad–Bradshaw, former Museum as Hub Manager at the New Museum in New York, where she organized commissions, exhibitions, public programs and residencies with international partner institutions. She also has experience working at Creative Time and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, among other arts organizations.

Angelika Rinnhofer, artist and participant in TransCultural Exchange’s Here, There and Everywhere: The Art of Collaboration project.

11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Integrating Art and Social Good, Location:  Kennedy.
Cultural Exchange: The Need, Challenges and Joys. A look at the arts’ role in cultural exchange, understanding, peace and economic growth; and ways in which artists can benefit from working with those from other cultures and disciplines.
Moderator and Speaker: Doris Sommer, Director, Cultural Agents Initiative, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University.

Marta Oslin, Program Manager at ArtCorps, a nonprofit that trains organizations to use arts and culture as powerful tools for sustainable development.

Laura Smith, U.S. artist finishing her third year as an ArtCorps Artist.

Nitin Swathney, research fellow at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology and co-founder of Voices Beyond Walls, a participatory media initiative to conduct digital video and storytelling workshops with children and youth in Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza.

Ian Koebner, artist, curator and the Founding Director of Sacred Slam, a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to challenging misconceptions through the arts, creating cross-cultural exchanges and promoting respect for diversity.

Jose Guerreiro, Founder, World Theater, Lisbon, Portugal.
World Theater works with young people "from neighborhoods of little prosperity."

Sunday, April 10, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 pm

LUNCH on your own or Dutch-Treat Lunches

Sunday, April 10, 2011

2:00 pm
Location: Sanders Theater, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA (map)
The Zamir Chorale of Boston presents:
Middle East Harmonies: A Musical Dialogue Between Arab and Israeli Cultures.

(Please note: The following evening, Monday, April 11 at 7:30 pm at the Fenway Center, Northeastern University will host a symposium in conjunction with Middle East Harmonies. Presenters, including renowned ethnomusicologist Benjamin Brinner, will address the use of music to increase empathy and mutual understanding among people who have been separated by borders of various kinds and alienated by conflicting politics. For tickets and further information visit http://www.chorus.neu.edu/meh/.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


2:15  – 4:00 pm
Space: Environment as Inspiration, The Residency: Rural Retreat, Utopian Revival, Urban Incubator? Location: Alcott.
A particular environment often is a source of inspiration for new work – especially as the awareness of our fragile eco-system grows more apparent. A look at various programs and projects.
Moderator: Ralph Crispino, Jr.,  I-Park Residency Program Director.

Marja De Jong, Founder and Director of Saksala ArtRadius, Haukivouri, Finland.
Saksala ArtRadius is a residency where young, international artists can stay for several months to work, meet, discuss and establish contacts in the art world, while discovering their own artistic vision.

Yaohau Su, Director of AIR Taipei, Taiwan’s premiere residency program, which oversees three very different and unique arts-in-residence campuses around the city of Taipei – the Taipei Artist Village, Grass Mountain Arts Village and Treasure Hill Arts Village.

Elise Bernhardt, President and CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Esther Bourdages, Assistant Artistic Director, Quartier Éphémère, Montreal, Canada.
Quartier Éphémère is the art association that manages and hosts international residency programs at The Darling Foundry Visual Arts Centre.

Marco Dessardo, artist, former artist-in-resident of I-Park, East Haddam, CT.

2:15  – 4:00 pm
Academic Partners: Towards a Global University, Location: Press.
A look at how residencies and other exchange programs might be ideal partners for many universities’ recognition that their students need a global perspective as part of their education.  How can curricular standards be maintained?  Has the time come to create a trans-global university?
Moderator and Speaker:  Murray McKay, Associate Director of Enrollment Management for SACI - Studio Art Centers International Florence.

Margaret Shiu, Director, Bamboo Curtain Studio, presenting the HweiLan International Artists Workshop, Taiwan.
          HweiLan International Artits Workshop is an artist-run, non-profit-making initiative, unique to Hualien, Taiwan.

Dr. Ilgim Veryeri-Alaca, Assistant Professor of KOÇ University (Turkey) and speaker on Residency/Exhibition and Teaching Possibilities Associated with Universities in Turkey.

Dr. Maria Hirvi-Ijäs, contemporary art researcher associated to the University of Helsinki. Her research areas are exhibition theory and the rhetoric of the artwork. 

Hans Guggenheim, founder Projectguggenheim, with activities in China, Nepal, Taiwan, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Macedonia, Armenia, Canada, Guatemala, Vietnam, Mali and the U.S.
The goal of Projectguggenheim is to build art academies and art schools based on the belief that awareness of today's art as well as in the past is the right of any artist, and especially of young artists who live behind geographic and cultural barriers.

2:15  – 4:00 pm
A Call to Arts: The Need for Cultural Diplomacy Today, Location: Kennedy.
With residencies, artists and others now taking on the role that government support of the arts once did to open doors into the proverbial hearts and minds of people in other world regions, what can we learn from these former programs?
Moderator, Ann Galligan, Associate Professor & Coop Coordinator, Department of Art & Design and Senior Instructor in Global Studies and International Relations in the College of Professional Studies.

Sarah Tanguy, curator, the ART in Embassies, U.S. Department of State. Established in 1963, AIE is an international program of exhibitions, collections and exchanges at over 200 U.S. diplomatic venues.  As the primary arm of the U.S. government dedicated to international collaborative projects, ART in Embassies is seeking new partnerships between U.S. artists and their host countries to expand its mission of cultural diplomacy.

Joni Maya Cherbo, an independent arts practitioner, contributing editor of the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society and an editor of a new series on the arts in America sponsored by Rutgers University Press.

Dr. Margaret Wyszomirski, faculty member at Ohio State University of both the Department of Art Education and the School of Public Policy and Management. She is currently chairman of the Research Task Force of the Center for Arts and Culture in Washington, DC.

Sunday, April 10, 2011
4:00 – 5:30 pm

CLOSING RECEPTION, Location: Ballroom, Omni Parker House Hotel.

Monday, April 11, 2011
Location: 301 Massachusetts Avenue.

8:00 - 10:00 pm
Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
Ann Howard Jones, conductor; James Demler, baritone. Penelope Bitzas, mezzo-soprano; Liz Baldwin, soprano and Martin Bakari, tenor.

Tickets $25 general admission. Student Rush $10, available at the door, day of performance, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Box Office: www.BostonSymphonyHall.org or 617.266.1200.

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