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CONVERSATION | Jean-Guy Lecat talks about creating a Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn on Jan. 5th

CONVERSATION | Jean-Guy Lecat talks about creating a Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn on Jan. 5th

Over the next year, TFANA will host a series of free public discussions, which will focus on each team member’s exploration of how theatrical design can support art. I am honored to kick off TFANA’s Humanities series “Part One: A Conversation with Jean-Guy Lecat,” an exploration on space, architecture and performance design. Our conversation talk is set for Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Continue reading

HUMAN RIGHTS |  Syria, Sudan, Congo, Pakistan lead 10 countries with worst human rights violations

HUMAN RIGHTS | Syria, Sudan, Congo, Pakistan lead 10 countries with worst human rights violations

The seventh annual report, which ranked 197 countries based on 31 different types of human rights violations, found that 34 nations pose an “extreme risk” of human rights violations to their populations — a 70 percent increase over the past six years. Maplecroft attributes the substantial increase to a rise in socio-economic protests, including a continued crackdown on political dissent by security forces. Continue reading

CAUSES | Bonifacio Day celebration raises funds to benefit the typhoon victims in the Philippines

CAUSES | Bonifacio Day celebration raises funds to benefit the typhoon victims in the Philippines

I would like to invite you to the Philippine Consulate General of New York’s 150th anniversary of the birth of Andres Bonifacio on Tuesday November 26 at 6:30 pm. The evening is also a Friends of FilCom fundraiser to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in central Philippines. FilCom stands for the Filipino American Communities of the Northeast. Donations to the fundraiser will go to the Philippine Jesuit Foundation. Continue reading

CULTURAL DIPLOMACY NEWS| ICD seeks application for its annual conference in Berlin

CULTURAL DIPLOMACY NEWS| ICD seeks application for its annual conference in Berlin

This year’s theme: “Cultural Diplomacy & Cross Continental Cooperation: Building Bridges for a United Global Community.” The conference will include several parallel sessions taking place in Berlin. It will bring together over 300 high level politicians, dignitaries and celebrated artists coming from the fields of international politics, academia and the arts, including an interdisciplinary group of participants traveling to Berlin from all over the world to discuss Cultural Diplomacy in an interdependent world.
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CULTURE KLATCH | Indonesian government focuses on the nexus of culture and sustainable development in Bali forum

CULTURE KLATCH | Indonesian government focuses on the nexus of culture and sustainable development in Bali forum

Everyone knows that by investing in the arts and incorporating arts and culture into their economic development plans, counties can reap numerous benefits — economic, social, civic, and cultural—that help generate a more stable, creative workforce; new tourism; and more livable communities. But as long as cultural sustainability is framed in terms of promotion, national image, tourism and economic advantage alone, there will never be a true paradigm shift. Continue reading

DEADLINES| “Transnational Dialogues” (2014) seeks participants from Europe, China and Brazil

DEADLINES| “Transnational Dialogues” (2014) seeks participants from Europe, China and Brazil

In 2014, Transnational Dialogues: Change Utopia will bring forward a specific collaboration between Europe, China and Brazil, coordinating young creatives from the three continents to reflect and create together in a year-long process of networked-production, a multi-layered exchange and mix of virtual collaboration, meetings, seminars and research caravans that outline a new transnational model of cross-media and cross-national production. Continue reading

DEADLINES | Berwick Media & Arts Festival seeks “border crossing” apps for film residency in England

DEADLINES | Berwick Media & Arts Festival seeks “border crossing” apps for film residency in England

In 2014 the festival will take it’s starting point as Berwick’s position at the heart of what was once known as the “debatable lands,” with an identity neither English nor Scottish but all of its own. The residency opportunity is open to UK and internationally based artists who have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years. Those who have completed an MA and /or PhD are also welcome to apply.
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