Traditionally, artists relied solely on galleries and dealers to support their art. They worked largely within the confines of their discipline and studio walls. Today numerous other options for artists also exist: more and more artists are managing their own careers, working in new formats and collaborating with people in different disciplines, both here and abroad.
 
Reflecting this new reality and picking up where the last Conference Engaging Minds left off, TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts offers exciting possibilities for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. For instance, panelists will speak about their international residency programs, provide practical advice (on topics such as resources for funding and managing a studio practice), discuss how art can play a vital role in social or political interventions and promote possibilities for artists to collaborate with those in other disciplines, including medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. Round Table discussions also will give artists with similar interests the chance to meet, network and talk about their work; and portfolio reviews with the speakers, gallery owners and critics will supply additional venues for artists to showcase their work.
 
"One of the best things in the art world today " - David Medalla, Artist and Founding Director of the London Biennale
 
"An ideal bridge between academic and a real world practice" - 2009 Conference Attendee
 
". . .the single most exciting and productive art event that I have ever experienced. To my surprise, it did not consist of a series of lectures. Rather, it was a fully interactive conference structure that provided a limitless number of opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas with residency directors, museum curators, and other artists and arts professionals. As a result, I was invited to participate in two international residencies and three exhibitions" - 2013 Conference Attendee
 
 Jean-Yves Coffre, Director of Camac Art Center, France will be moderating the Bashed on the Head: Global and Local Tensions in the Life of an Artist event and Laurent van Kote, International Advisor in Performing Arts Policy, Ministry of Culture and Communication, France will be speaking at the Regional Overviews of Artist Opportunities: Asia, Spain, Sweden, France event.
 
To view the full schedule click here
Multiple Venues Boston University, with panels and presentations also at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Emerson College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and other locations

International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds

When
Thursday February 25th- Saturday February 27th, 2016 (Start times vary by event)
Where
Multiple Venues
Boston University, with panels and presentations also at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Emerson College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and other locations
Traditionally, artists relied solely on galleries and dealers to support their art. They worked largely within the confines of their discipline and studio walls. Today numerous other options for artists also exist: more and more artists are managing their own careers, working in new formats and collaborating with people in different disciplines, both here and abroad.
 
Reflecting this new reality and picking up where the last Conference Engaging Minds left off, TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts offers exciting possibilities for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. For instance, panelists will speak about their international residency programs, provide practical advice (on topics such as resources for funding and managing a studio practice), discuss how art can play a vital role in social or political interventions and promote possibilities for artists to collaborate with those in other disciplines, including medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. Round Table discussions also will give artists with similar interests the chance to meet, network and talk about their work; and portfolio reviews with the speakers, gallery owners and critics will supply additional venues for artists to showcase their work.
 
"One of the best things in the art world today " - David Medalla, Artist and Founding Director of the London Biennale
 
"An ideal bridge between academic and a real world practice" - 2009 Conference Attendee
 
". . .the single most exciting and productive art event that I have ever experienced. To my surprise, it did not consist of a series of lectures. Rather, it was a fully interactive conference structure that provided a limitless number of opportunities for artists to meet and exchange ideas with residency directors, museum curators, and other artists and arts professionals. As a result, I was invited to participate in two international residencies and three exhibitions" - 2013 Conference Attendee
 
 Jean-Yves Coffre, Director of Camac Art Center, France will be moderating the Bashed on the Head: Global and Local Tensions in the Life of an Artist event and Laurent van Kote, International Advisor in Performing Arts Policy, Ministry of Culture and Communication, France will be speaking at the Regional Overviews of Artist Opportunities: Asia, Spain, Sweden, France event.
 
To view the full schedule click here