From October 10-13, 2013 Boston University will host TransCultural Exchange‘s 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts: Engaging Minds. Participants from the Netherlands include Els van Odijk, Director of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, and Maria Tuerlings, Director of Trans Artists.
This year the Conference theme is Engaging Minds. Laurie Anderson will serve as the keynote speaker; and Florian Dombois will create a new public art work, celebrating the gathering of so many people from so near and far, united by the belief in power of art.
The Conference panels will focus on topics meant to inspire and address many artists’ desire to engage in other fields of discipline; while, at the same time, preserving the Conferences’ aim to serve as the international forum for practicing artists and related professionals, including:
• Extensive networking opportunities and social events.
• Portfolio reviews with funders, curators, gallery owners, residency directors and critics.
• 50 panels with topics ranging from cultural diplomacy to paid residencies.
• Workshops on marketing, grant writing and copyright law.
• Visits to Boston’s attractions, including MIT’s Art and Architecture program.
• Gallery receptions, concerts and readings.
Register here. Conference fees are often tax-deductible. Please seek the advice of your tax professional.
TransCultural Exchange’s Conference attendees receive direct, tangible results – including sales, exhibits and artist-in-residency program invites. As one 2011 attendee wrote: ” . . It was the single most interesting, enjoyable and productive conference that I have ever attended . . . I have already received invitations for two U.S. exhibitions and two international residencies. . . As the name of the conference states, this was truly about an exchange of information, suggestions, and resources. It was the polar opposite of a pretentious atmosphere.”