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National Dramatic Centre (CDN)

 

Spain’s theatre production unit, created by the National Institute for the Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), attached to the Ministry of Culture. Since 1978, the CDN’s primary mission has been to disseminate and consolidate the various schools and trends in contemporary dramaturgy, with a special focus on the work of current Spanish playwrights. The CDN integrates two venues: the María Guerrero Theatre and the Valle-Inclán Theatre.  More

Joan Miró Foundation

 

The Joan Miró Foundation opened to the public on 10 June 1975. It had its origins in Miró’s first large exhibition in Barcelona, in 1968, at the Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu. In accordance with his wishes, the new institution was also to promote and publicise the work of contemporary artists in all its aspects. The Foundation’s collection currently comprises over 14,000 pieces: 217 paintings, 178 sculptures, 9 textiles, 4 ceramics, the almost complete graphic works and some 8,000 drawings.  More

International Association of Libraries and Museum of the Performing Arts (SIBMAS)

 

International Association of Libraries and Museum of the Performing Arts or SIBMAS is a forum for people in the performing arts community worldwide to search for information of any research, practical and theoretical document in the category of performing arts. SIBMAS also hosts biennale international conferences and its members…  More

Council of National Cultural Institutions (CNCI)

 

The Council of National Cultural Institutions [CNCI] is a statutory body established under the Heritage Fund. The purpose of the Council is to facilitate the pooling together of talent, experience and vision of the Directors of the National Cultural Institutions in furtherance of the national cultural interest and to make recommendations to the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism on proposed acquisitions using the Heritage Fund Act, 2001.  More

International University for Global Theatre Experience (IUGTE)

 

IUGTE is a non-governmental non-profit organization founded in 2000 with the purpose of exploring the bridge between world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts, developing international programmes, promoting multicultural dialogue, supporting the freedom of creative expression and tolerance through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions.   More

Berliner Festspiele

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The Berliner Festspiele bring together a variety of arts and culture under one roof. Throughout the year international festivals, programme series, and individual events present contemporary artistic developments in music, theatre, dance and literature. The Berliner Festspiele aims at transcending genres and national borders in order to create a unique forum for reflection.  More

German P.E.N. Center

 

The three initials for Poets, Essayists, and Novelists, P.E.N., make up the name of that well-known international association of writers organized in 140 Centers worldwide. German P.E.N. Writers in Exile Program – programme established in 1999, aims to provide at least six refugee writers and journalists with a safe haven in Germany for a number of years, time to adjust to a foreign environment, culture and language.  More

Gran Teatre del Liceu

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Barcelona’s opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city. The basic aims of the Gran Teatre del Liceu are the creation of works of art that use music as their primary language and the dissemination of this art to the widest possible audience.  More

Petőfi Literary Museum

 

The Museum’s tasks have included the supervision of literary collections and exhibitions in areas outside Budapest ever since the institution was established. As a result, the Museum of Literature Petőfi has become an institution with nationwide authority in the field of Hungarian literary museology; it offers help with the organisation of exhibitions in memorial houses and memorial rooms in areas outside Budapest, and also remains in touch with memorial places abroad.  More

Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government (Malta)

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The mission of the Ministry of Education is to provide Maltese citizens with real and fair choices in the important sectors of education, culture and sports. For this purpose, in regards to cultural affairs, the Ministry makes sure that the appreciation of cultural and artistic expressions would be enhanced not only among Maltese and Gozitans living in the country but also among those living in other Communities.   More

Arriaga Theatre

 

The “Teatro Arriaga” is a public cultural institution in Bilbao. The building was built in neoclassical style and it is named after Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, known in his time as the “Spanish Mozart”. Currently, the Theatre is owned by the Municipality and not only welcomes artists and performances from all over the world, but also its own shows travel worldwide. Teatro Arriaga houses not only theatre productions, but also dance performances, musicals, operas, and operettas.  More

Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla and León (MUSAC)

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The MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, was created with the aim of becoming a “Museum of the Present”. The redefinition of the classical idea of the Museum is undertaken by means of a collection that almost exclusively relies on what is created in the present time, on the selective and critical support to the same, and on the elaboration of different activities that make an artwork comprehensible to a wide range of public.   More

Wyspa Institute of Art (ISW)

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Wyspa Institute of Art hosts the Wyspa Progress Foundation, an artistic organisation combining the presentation of contemporary art with reflections on the shape of social culture. Wyspa develops a diverse and multidisciplinary programme including an artist-in-residency programme in collaboration with partner organizations abroad, exhibitions, workshops, conferences and publications.  More

Independent Street Arts Network (ISAN)

 

ISAN is an independent group of producers, presenters, promoters and artists working in outdoor arts from the UK and Ireland. It develops the outdoor arts sector through networking, lobbying, information-sharing, training, research, and advocacy support and advice for its members. ISAN is committed to supporting outdoor arts in all its forms and advocating is benefits and practice.  More

Association of British Orchestras (ABO)

 

The ABO exists to support, promote and advance the interests and activities of professional orchestras in the UK. Its vision is of a society where orchestral music is valued as a core component of contemporary culture. The key objectives of the Association cover four areas of activity: advocacy, communication, information, and learning.  More

Belart International (Belgian Art Research Institute)

 

The work of the Belgian Art Research Institute comprises of: providing expertise on Belgian paintings, drawings and sculpture; consulting museums on exhibitions and acquisitions; setting up collections of 19th and 20th century art for individual and corporate clients; providing appraisal and advice for auction houses, private collectors and insurances; publication of catalogues and reference books on art in Belgium.  More

Färgfabriken ( The Paint Factory)

 

Färgfabriken (The Paint Factory) is an independent, non-profit foundation whose mission is to show art, design, architecture and urban planning and to create discussions about contemporary, important issues. It is an art venue and a “laboratory of the contemporary”, with a multidisciplinary approach that creates new connections and meetings and challenge traditional perceptions within art, architecture and society.  More

ComPeung, Village of Creativity

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ComPeung aims to be an open space for dialogues, exchange of ideas, experiments and explorations of the role of art, artists and interdependence between art and society. It aspires to develop and expand network of artists and art organizations on local, regional and international levels.  More

TCG Nordica

 

TCG Nordica is an international art gallery and culture centre situated in the heart of the artist community at Chuang Ku/LOFT, Kunming. Believing in community empowerment, we facilitate the cultural exchange of indigenous peoples from whatever background and status, and cooperate with a number of artists and organisations to raise the awareness of social issues such as HIV/AIDS.   More

Caochangdi Workstation/Living Dance Studio

 

Caochangdi Workstation Art Center is a Beijing independent art space involving performance art, documentary film/video, and video art. It was founded by filmmaker Wu Wenguang and choreographer Wen Hui in April, 2005.  More

Long March Project

 

The Long March Project began when its founding members departed from Beijing in 2002, inviting artists, writers, curators, theorists and art activists from China and abroad to join them in retracing the historical route of this phenomenal march.   More

Southeast Asian Literature Project

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The Southeast Asian Literature Project is an independent initiative begun in May 2007, with the objective of developing awareness, exchange and translation of contemporary literature among writers and readers in Southeast Asia and beyond. The project was started as a response to the lack of representation of Southeast Asian literature within and outside the region, in the publishing arena, and most importantly to the younger generation of writers and readers.  More

Rumah Air Panas (RAP)

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Established in 1997, Rumah Air Panas (RAP) is an independent art space run by art enthusiasts. It is both an artist studio and also a venue, which has featured numerous exhibitions, artist slides presentation and dialogue sessions. It aims to explore and coalesce visual arts and other cultural practices through collaboration in exhibition and project; documentation and exchange of ideas in discussion. The members of RAP support an independent, aware and concerted artistic practice in engaging the artistic community and the art public.  More

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art

 

Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to leading contemporary art of Korea. Gyeonggi MoMA manifests this commitment by collecting, preserving, interpreting and presenting outstanding works of contemporary art.   More

Arts Council of Mongolia

 

The Arts Council of Mongolia exists to ensure that the art and culture of Mongolia is sustainably developed, promoted and preserved, and we achieve this by carrying out activities in four program areas: Advocacy, Arts Education, Artist Development and Cultural Heritage.   More

National Arts Council Singapore

 

The National Arts Council (NAC) was set up as a Statutory Board in September 1991 to spearhead the development of the arts in Singapore. Its mission is to nurture the arts and make it an integral part of people’s lives in Singapore.   More

Asia-Europe Foundation

 

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) advances mutual understanding and collaboration between the people of Asia and Europe through intellectual, cultural, and people-to-people exchanges. These exchanges include conferences, lecture tours, workshops, seminars and the use of web-based platforms. The major achievement of ASEF is the establishment of permanent bi-regional networks focussed on areas and issues that help to strengthen Asia-Europe relations.  More

Scottish Arts Council

 

Creative Scotland is the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. It helps Scotland’s creativity shine at home and abroad. Creative Scotland aims to forge productive relationships and constructive dialogue at all levels between itself and its stakeholders in the arts, national and local government and private stakeholders. Creative Scotland is committed to investing in and developing the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland and playing a lead role in promoting the values and importance of these to everyone.  More

Arts Network Asia

 

Arts Network Asia (ANA), set up by an independent group of artists, cultural workers and arts activists from Asia, is an enabling grant body working across borders in multiple disciplines that encourages and supports regional artistic collaboration as well as develops managerial and administrative skills within Asia.  More

Arts Council of Wales

 

Arts Council of Wales is an independent charity, who main sponsor is the Welsh Government. It is the country’s funding and development organisation for the arts. It also distributes funding from the National Lottery and raises additional money from a variety of public and private sector sources.   More

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