Definitions of the term independent cinema in the West do not necessarily work for the Indian film industry. A conversation with screenwriter, director, and film critic Bikas Mishra brought me insight on mechanisms of film financing that promote international collaboration. Mishra is the founder of DearCinema.com, an award nominated startup web platform that reports on […]
International cultural relations between the United States and the rest of the world are increasingly organized by the market and international firms as well as by nonprofit institutions, which has resulted in the perceived value of cultural diplomacy to diminish in the halls of Congress and several administrations. The current lack of coherent, public-private, and […]
Volunteering with the Peace Corps: Opportunities for the Arts Community to Engage in Public Diplomacy
The Peace Corps in the Larger Policy Landscape In his remarks at the University of Virginia on February 20th, 2013 Secretary of State, John Kerry explained, “Deploying diplomats today is much cheaper than deploying troops tomorrow. We need to remember that. As Senator Lindsey Graham said, ‘It’s national security insurance that we’re buying.’(…) The State […]
We’re excited to introduce Jeremie Gluckman, our new writing fellow at Arts Diplomacy Network. Jeremie graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in May 2013 with a degree in urban planning, cultural studies, and international relations and awards in student leadership and political advocacy. His experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors have given him an in-depth understanding of […]
Following our mission to develop a vibrant community for international arts engagement, Arts Diplomacy Network is seeking new writing fellows to join our team. Our writing fellows are emerging leaders in the fields of cultural diplomacy, international relations, and civic arts engagement who are seeking exposure and arts writing mentorship in a structured environment. There is […]
Many of LA’s cultural events cater to one community or another and attract a variety of people, but the audience is almost never truly representative of the city’s varied population. The consistent exception to the rule is Grand Performances, an organization that presents a series of free summer concerts in the heart of downtown LA. Brandon Turner talked with GP’s Director of Programming, Leigh Ann Hahn, about her challenges and aspirations for bringing Angelenos together.
Using a combination of live theatre production and cinema, Sage Lewis’s work brings U.S. and Cuban artists and musicians together in the same space virtually when actual collaborations are difficult or impossible. The result is conversation-starting work that “breaks ground artistically, politically and technologically.”