Contemporary Visual Arts
September 28 – October 9, 2010
2005 to 2011
Management in the ArtsSummer 2006
A group of US curators and arts professionals traveled to Central Asia and presented a series of workshops for artists in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The presenters were Todd Bishop, Director of Exhibition Funding of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); Charlotte Cohen, Regional Fine Arts Manager of US General Services Administration (New York, NY); Christian Haye, Director of The Project (New York, NY); Gordon Knox, Director of Montalvo Residency Program (Saratoga, CA); Trevor Smith, Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, NY).
CEC ArtsLink organized a series of seminars on Arts Festival management, bringing US festival directors Ruth Bradley, Director of Athens International Film Festival (Athens, OH), and Margaret Lawrence, Director of Programming at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), to Central Asia for 10 days. Following one seminar, local coordinator Elena Mikhailova remarked that “the seminar really helped to remind us why we began this work in the first place… the most important outcome of the seminar is that it forced the participants to think about developing joint efforts between [arts organizations] and to allow interaction and mutual cooperation to become the norm.”