Boston becomes the nexus of the international art community with TransCultural Exchange’s Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts: The Interconnected World. From April 7-10, 2011, artists (of all disciplines and career levels), teachers, residency directors, curators, collectors, arts administrators and critics will converge on the city to attend programs focused on opportunities for artists throughout the world.
The Conference is internationally known as the only forum of its kind for networking, showcasing, supporting and promoting artists. More than 70 representatives from around the world will be on hand to present their programs and provide networking opportunities for artists to interact with their international peers.
The 2011 Conference will be TransCultural Exchange’s largest yet, with an additional day of workshops and sessions, networking events, off-site activities, screenings, talks, tours, international presentations (now integrated into topic-focused panels), expanded portfolio review/mentoring sessions and a new exhibitors’ hall (showcasing the latest products, additional residency programs and opportunities).
Experience Boston’s cultural offerings with tours of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Institute of Contemporary Art, MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology Program and the Boston Public Library. Attend events, concerts, readings, exhibits and talks by leading arts researchers at such institutions as MIT, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University, Boston University and Harvard University.
Enjoy informal interactions with the speakers, moderators, mentors and your fellow attendees during meals, cocktail receptions and a Saturday Night Gala.
And, don’t miss out on additional opportunities to participate as either an artist, writer, academic or cultural institution, exhibitor and/or sponsor.
Registration (click on the blue text) for all four days, April 7 – April 10, 2011:
Early Registration is $275, due midnight EST, December 15, 2010.
Registration is $345 after December 15, 2010; and $425 after April 1.
Student discount registration is $115, due midnight EST, December 15, 2010; $205 after December 15, 2010 and $295 after April 1. (Students must present a valid student ID when they pick up their registration materials.)
Applications for scholarships are due November 15, 2010.
Tax Deductibility Conference registration fees often are deductible if they relate directly to your business. Deductibility of Conference lodging, transportation and a portion of meals vary – including depending on whether you are employed by others or self-employed. Please consult your tax adviser as tax laws change yearly.
List of Confirmed Speakers
Mentoring Sessions/Portfolio Reviews:
One-on-one portfolio reviews are available for $30 on a first come, first serve basis. Please see Registration if you are interested in selecting a time and reviewer.
(Note: In addition to advising artists and/or considering work for their own program’s projects, the Mentors/Portfolio Reviewers also will be using these sessions to look for artists to work with throughout 2012. These collaborations will be showcased at TransCultural Exchange’s 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts. Selected artists will be notified no later than the fall of 2011.)
Mentoring Sessions/Portfolio Reviews sell out early. Attendees are strongly urged to register early for these sessions.
New for 2011: Screening Program for Artists:
Artists who have registered by 5 pm EST, February 15, 2011 are eligible to submit no more than 2 images to be projected during the Conference. (Screening time and place will be announced in the Conference brochure.)
How to Submit Your Work (.doc-download)
New for 2011: Reading Program for Writers:
This program is limited to 10 writers whose works will be chosen from those who have registered and submitted their writing sample by 5 pm EST, February 15, 2011.
How to Submit Your Writing Sample (.doc-download)
New for 2011: Additional Opportunities for Academic and Cultural Institutions:
If you represent an academic or cultural institution and are interested in meeting with one of the international program speakers to discuss academic and/or cultural partnerships, please email or call Mary Sherman at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
New for 2011: Exhibitor Hall:
Please see Exhibition, Promotional and Advertising Opportunities or contact Holy Aliamo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please see Sponsorship Rates and Benefits or contact Holy Aliamo at email@example.com for more information.
Past Attendee Reviews
Link to Success Stories
“I came away from the conference with scores of new ideas about what it can look like to be an artist… developing new ideas, and creating new opportunities for collaboration and exhibition.”
“As a former conference producer, I know what it takes to create an event of such complexity and magnitude, and I applaud the excellence with which…[the conference] was conceived, organized, and executed.”
“It was really amazing conference and I’m surprised how did you get all these people from all over the world together. Very IMPRESSIVE!”
“The idea of bringing these artists and minds from many corners of the world to offer of themselves and their organizations ways to share and make this a more enjoyable and livable world was very impressive and has fostered and encouraged my appetite to keep on making and sharing my art.”
“It was highly stimulating to be in contact with so many people from around the US and the world!”
“This is one attendee that enjoyed all of the sessions that I could manage to physically attend.”
“My experience of attending the TransCultural Exchange Conference as an artist and art educator was overwhelmingly positive. I received valuable information from attending all lectures by various speakers as well as excellent advice and feedback from each mentoring section.”
“You succeeded in creating ‘the’ very international meeting of residences with this second issue of “international opportunities for artists!” This is the kind of events I wouldn’t like to miss in the future – not only for the panel discussions, but also for the many informal conversations I could have with colleagues, artists and actors of the international art scene.”