International Opportunities in the Arts
April 3 – 5, 2009
presented by TransCultural Exchange
Conference Panel Venue and Conference Hotel
Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 617.227.8600:
The Wheatley, Alcott, King, Kennedy, Brandeis and Ballroom.
Mentoring Sessions, Location: Wheatley
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’ slides and portfolios. These sessions are available for an additional $25 on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign up for a mentoring session, please go to Registration.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Half-price admission for all Conference Attendees with their Conference badges throughout the Conference.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative art and a vibrant, innovative venue for contemporary artists, musicians and scholars. Housed in a stunning 15th-century Venetian-style palace with three stories of galleries surrounding a sun- and flower-filled courtyard, the Museum provides an unusual backdrop for the viewing of art. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's preeminent collection contains more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books and decorative arts.
Friday, April 3, 2009
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Pick-Up, Location: Mezzanine
On-going Local Gallery Receptions
noon – 1:00 pm
Make the Most of the Conference: How to Network, Location: King
Presenter: Sophie Parker, Organization Development Consultant, Sophie Parker & Associates
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How to Find Money for your Dreams, Location: King
Introduced by Erin Williams, Executive Director of the Worcester Cultural Coalition
Presenter: Mira Bartok, Artist, author and recipient of numerous awards - including a Fulbright and grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Pen-America, the Vogelstein Foundation among others - lecturer on grants and opportunities for artists and writers throughout the United States.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TransCultural Exchange: Who we are; What can we do for You, Location: Alcott
Presenter: Mary Sherman, Director, TransCultural Exchange
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Finding the Best Fit: Researching and Applying for Residencies, Location: King
Introduced by James Hull, Director of Exhibitions for the Suffolk University Art Gallery
A workshop on how to research and prepare your application for residency programs.
Presenter: Yeb Wiersma artist, education officer and workshop presenter for Trans Artists
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Res Artis Members Meeting (open only to Res Artis Members), Location: Alcott
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Opening Night Reception and Kick-Off Event, Location: Press
Sponsored by Massachusetts College of Art + Design
With remarks by Kay Sloan, President, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Massachusetts Cultural Council Director Anita Walker and State House Representative Smitty Pignatelli including the presentation of a certificate of recognition on behalf of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
9:00 am – 11:00 am MORNING SESSIONS
International Residencies – All Disciplines, Session A, Location: Press
Moderator: David Lloyd Brown, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Graduate Programs, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
p-10, historic Little India district, Singapore
p-10's main focus is on the development of artwork and the areas surrounding the practice of art. Specific areas of interest include networking, dialogue and interaction between artists, art practitioners and audiences.
Presenter: Jennifer Teo, founding member and member of the curatorial team, p-10
Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan
A residency center in the heart of Taiwan, which provides artists with individual studios and apartments, travel assistance, stipends and the opportunity to participate in public exhibitions/presentations, studio tours, and the donation of artwork to the TAV.
Presenter: Yaohua Su, Director, The Taipei Artist Village
The 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.
Presenters: Csaba and Suzanne Kiss, Directors, At Home Gallery
International Residencies - Visual Artists, Session A, Location: Kennedy
Moderator: Judith Leemann, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Berwick Research Institute; adjunct faculty at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Saksala ArtRadius, Haukivouri, Finland
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.
Presenter: Marja de Jong, Founder and Director, Saksala ArtRadius
Partnership with Israel Western Galilee Consortium, Western Galilee, Israel
This program is open to all creative disciplines and focuses on collaboration between the artists and community members of Western Galilee, the goal being to build strong personal relationships with all participants.
Presenters: Albert Ben Shloosh, Director of the Akko Theater Festival and the Arts Task Force Chair for Partnership with Israel in the Western Galilee; and Kim Goldberg, the Chair of the Central Consortium of cities that partner with the Western Galilee
ComPeung Village of Creativity, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Founded in 2005, it was the first non-governmental artist-in-residence program in Thailand. Our vision and mission are to create appropriate remarks, suitable to the situations, environments, and communities we deal with. We provide artists with a rural, peaceful retreat for work and play in an environment closely connected to nature through sustainable frameworks.
Presenter: Pisithpong (Ong) Siraphisut, ComPeung Village of Creativity
International Residencies – Young Artists, Location: Alcott
Moderator: Natalie Vinski, Director, International Education Programs, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
This program is inherent in the name ‘Akademie Schloss Solitude,’ as it combines the idea of an academy for scientific and artistic exchange with that of a retreat, which Schloss Solitude has always been.
Presenter: Jean-Baptiste Joly, Founding Director, Artistic Director and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation Akademie Schloss Solitude
K2, Izmir, Turkey
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.
Presenter: Aysegul Kurtel, Founder and Director of K2
Tokyo Wonder Site, Institute of Contemporary Art and International Cultural Exchange, Tokyo, 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.
Presenter: Kayoko Iemura, Director, Tokyo Wonder Site
International Residencies and Symposia (typically 1-2 weeks), Session A, Location: King
Moderator: David Thomas, Executive Director, Indochina Arts Partnership
Dorothea Fleiss East-West Artist Symposia, Carei, Romania
A 10-day residency program and symposia in rural Romania, culminating in an exhibition.
Presenter: Dorothea Fleiss, Director, Dorothea Fleiss East-West Artist Symposia
Debrecen International Colony of Artists, Debrecen, Hungary
Apart from participants invited from Debrecen and Budapest, the artists’ colony hosts other artists from France, the Netherlands, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and the United States.
Presenter: Szabolcs Süli-Zakar, Director, Debrecen International Colony of Artists
Blue Space Contemporary Art Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
As the premiere exhibition space in Ho Chi Minh City, the Blue Space Contemporary Art Center also organizes international exhibitions (both in Vietnam and abroad), exchanges and workshops.
Presenter: Tran Thi Huynh Nga, Director, Blue Space Contemporary Art Centre
Saturday, April 4, 2009
11:00 am – 1:00 pm LATE MORNING SESSIONS
International Residencies - All Disciplines, Session B, Location: Press
Moderator: Stephanie Leonie, Associate Professor, Fine Arts Department, Boston College
HweiLan International Artists Workshop, Hualien, Taiwan
HweiLan International Artits Workshop is an artist-run, non-profit-making initiative, unique to Hualien,Taiwan. HIAW provides a creative arena for artists anxious to create projects open to challenges demanding experimentation, co-operation and an exchange of ideas.
Presenter: Pan Sheau-Shei (Yuki), Coordinator, HweiLan International Artists Workshop; Director, Art and Design Department, Dong Hwa University
The Bogliasco Foundation, Bogliasco, Italy
The Bogliasco Foundation operates the Liguria Study Center, which is located on the Italian Riviera in the village of Bogliasco. The Study Center provides residential fellowships for qualified persons working on advanced creative or scholarly projects in the arts and humanities.
Presenter: James Harrison, President, The Bogliasco Foundation<
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Civitella Ranieri, Umbertide (PG) Italy
Civitella offers four six-week residencies annually to international candidates (writers, visual artists, and musical composers) who have been nominated and vetted through a rigorous jury process.
Presenter: Dana Prescott, Executive Director, Civitella Ranieri Foundation
International Residencies – Visual Artists, Session B, Location: Kennedy
Moderator: Cori Champagne, Education Director, New Art Center
Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, India
The Kanoria Centre for Arts’ residency program is for emerging artists who work in the fields of painting, sculpture and printmaking. The residency includes studio facilities and a stipend (only to Indian nationals) as well as a foreign artist residency program for which the Centre provides studio facilities for a nominal rent, allowing artists to work at the Centre for periods of three months or less.
Presenter: Puja Shah, Coordinator, Kanoria Centre for the Arts
Haslla Art World Museum, Kangnung City, South Korea
Covering an area of 61 acres, stretching down to the sea, Haslla Art World gets its name ‘Haslla’ from Gangneung of the Shilla Era and includes a museum, park and studios primarily for sculptors.
Presenters: Shin Jung Park, President, Haslla Art World Museum and Ok Yeung Choi, Professor, Fine Art Department. Kangnung-Wonju National University