|October 27, 2016
Dear Friends, Supporters and Participants:
Among our recent successes I am happy to report that the 5th interation of the international public art festival Art Prospect in St. Petersburg has been a great success. The U.S. tour of Bandistan, the brilliant ensemble of young Central Asian musicians drew delighted crowds at Asia Society, the Metropolitan Museum and Pioneer Works when they toured in July. We have published, together with CUNY Graduate Center’s Segal Center a small and elegant book of three poems written by 2015 ArtsLink Fellow Liwaa Yazji (Syria). Finally, the cohort of Fellows from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, and Turkey has embarked on six-week Residencies at major arts institutions in eight U.S. states.
CEC ArtsLink’s long history of international exchange is only possible with the support of you and other like-minded individuals. Your fully tax deductible contribution is spent efficiently: a full 95% of our budget goes to programs. Please help us keep the arts strong and the welcome mat for international artists firmly in place!
With best wishes,