Cultural Exchange in an Age of Xenophobia


Border walls and Brexit, travel bans and refugee boat blockades, the global lurch to the right is impacting artist and arts presenters around the world. The panel will cover practical advice for artists, arts presenters, immigrant community cultural organizers, and arts activists. It will provide "state of the art" information and best practices regarding visas, legal and political issues, and advocacy work being done to protect and present U.S. and the E.U-bound artists.

Covey, Fol, and Thake are leaders in international efforts to facilitate cultural exchange. Covey heads Tamizdat and CoveyLaw, Fol heads DutchCulture’s Mobility work, and Thake is a founder of globalFEST, and is the director of Joe's Pub in New York.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate