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


TransCultural Exchange
516 East 2nd Street
Suite 30
Boston, MA 02127 USA



Mass Cultural Council
boston college
Irving House
Harding House
Mass College of Art
School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Edwards Angell Palmer Dodge LLP
Boston University

  April Banner

International Arts Forum

On April 12, 2010 TransCultural Exchange held a public reception and press conference at the offices of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge, LLP to announce the outcome of their first, annual International Advisory Board Meeting and Retreat. Speakers included TransCultural Exchange's advisory board - Mario Caro (President of Res Artis), Machiko Harada (Independent Curator), Jean-Baptiste Joly (Director of Schloss Solitude), Kayoko Iemura (Director of Tokyo Wonder Site) and Johan Pousette (Curator of Swedish Traveling Exhibitions) - joined by Michele Oshima from MIT's Office of the Arts as moderator.

Outcomes: Based on the Advisory board's suggestions:

1. For the 2011 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts, the following have been added to the 2011 Conference agenda:

  • An extra day of activities, showcasing local cultural attractions and related research at sponsoring institutions, starting April 7.
  • International program presentations integrated into topic focused panels.
  • Increased Mentoring Sessions/Portfolio Reviews, starting at 10 am Friday, April 7.
  • A dedicated meeting site for appointments between academic institutions and international program representatives to facilitate partnership programs.
  • Dutch treat lunches for attendees and speakers to meet one another on an informal basis.
  • A reading program for attending writers and a screening program for artists to show slides of their work.
  • An exhibitors' hall to showcase new products, national residency programs, etc.
  • An initiative to pair curators with artists to create works during the non-Conference year, which will be featured at the 2013 Conference.
  • More artists as speakers on the Conference panels and workshops to learn about their experiences at the programs being presented.
  • A reading and video-screening program, featuring renown, international artists and writers.
2. For future programming, TransCultural Exchange will
  • Launch a biennale, international tour of a residency program with attendant off-site art tours for TransCultural Exchange's donors, sponsors and artists. The first such tour will be to Akademie Schloss Solitude, followed by a tour of artists' studios in Berlin and a trip to Documenta in 2012.
  • Produce a new, large-scale global art project, focusing on the works developed by the curator-artist teams, resulting from the 2011 Conference.
TransCultural Exchange would like to thank all the advisory board members for their time and expertise as well as all those who could join us on April 12.

We look forward to implementing these exciting programs.

TransCultural Exchange would like to thank Holly Aliamo, Boston College, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston University, Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge, LLP, the Embassy of Sweden in DC, French Library Alliance Française of Boston, Featherstone Art Center, Harding House, Institute of Contemporary Art BostonIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Irving House at Harvard, Point Way Inn, Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Art Program, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mass MOCA, MIT, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, New England Conservatory and State Representative Pignatelli for their in-kind support to help make this annual meeting and attendant activities possible.
Photo credit: Laura Pallone

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