Fresh Connections USA

04/01/2015 - 11/01/2015
@ New York City (USA)

FACE organised a visit in New York City on the occasion of many cultural events taking place in January 2015, in order to connect its members with arts and educational organisations, and plant seeds for future international collaboration. 


During an intense week, a delegation of professionals discovered:

  • Artistic events & festivals and discover emerging and experienced artists – COIL 2015 festival, Under The Radar, International Circus Exposure, American Realness, Booking Dance festival
  • Residency spaces and presenters – Gibney Dance, La MaMa, Dixon Place, HERE, NYU Skirball Centre, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New Victory Theatre, Chocolate Factory Theatre, Lincoln Center Festival
  • Local and national institutions, policy makers as well as private foundations – Cultural Mobility Symposium, networking session at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
  • US presenters and cultural players – APAP Conference 2015

Expected results:

  • Build long-term relationship between US and European cultural players
  • Level trans-continental inequalities and increase operators’ capacity to engage in international partnerships, being able to work together towards the same objectives, with spirit of solidarity and shared ethics
  • Create a strong community of peers sharing knowledge, experience, contacts and ideas, increasing their competences and capacities to work trans-continentally
  • Bridging regional realities with the ones of the professionals, nurturing relationships, and facilitating the enter this field and access point for non-European promoters
  • Circulation of information on projects and opportunities to position players in a globalized environment 
  • Better informed decision makers on the stakes and challenges our artistic fields in both cultural contexts

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