The Case for Cultural Fluency

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In this excerpt from "The Case for Cultural Fluency," Mikel Ellcessor introduces the concept of Cultural Fluency as it can be applied by arts and culture leaders. You can read and download his full white paper here.  It’s déjà vu all over again. Picture this: you are in a meeting and you have been in this meeting many times. After another detailed mapping of the problem, someone takes a stab at a solution and says it: “We have to move beyond the current audience and into new audiences and communities.” This feels like success, right? … [Read more...]

How do cultural institutions balance being global and local?

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Watch the following video featuring Mikel Ellcessor, General Manager of WDET in Detroit and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, in which he warns that social media can give us a false sense of connection. He also gives a suggestion for how to make meaningful connections in one's community.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on the effects of globalization on the cultural sector.   … [Read more...]