Crossing Borders: International Cultural Exchange


Tuesday, October 11, 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Organized by Alan Cooper, executive director, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the need for authentic and direct cultural engagement has never been more important. This session will provide an opportunity to share information about new programs, to receive updates on existing ones, and to consider ways to encourage and expand this important work. Since the last GIA conference, new programs such as SmARTpower, Center Stage, Caravanserai, and Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America have been launched. These programs and existing initiatives such as Dance Motion USA, USArtists International, and Performing Americas Project are working to foster greater mutual understanding and enriching artists and communities around the world. If you are know about other efforts supporting international cultural exchange, please come and share that information.