What does it mean to be a cultural leader?

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

The experience of being in a place for five days with an amazingly diverse and talented group of individuals through the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders has left me completely changed. I have to admit that all the conversations that took place floated and tumbled around my head when I was there, and I kept struggling with what this meant for me in my day-to-day reality. As an arts administrator working with education and community partnerships, and specifically advocating for engagement with the most at-risk, I tried to flesh … [Read more...]

Salzburg Global Forum: Some Final Thoughts

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

We introduced Field Notes as a means of amplifying meaningful conversation. Over the last couple of weeks we put that to the test with content from the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, a program that was essentially 5 days of non-stop (and I mean that in the best possible sense) conversation among 64 people from 35 different countries. On an individual basis, I learned something from each conversation, each interview, each post. On a collective basis, what I learned was not something new but it was still incredibly valuable … [Read more...]

What role should orchestras play in their communities?

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Watch the following video in which Mark Gillespie, general and artistic manager of Orchestra of the Americas and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders Fellow, suggests that orchestras should connect with youth at a very early age so that musicians grow out of the community.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts.   … [Read more...]

What is the place of cultural institutions within their communities?

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Watch the following video in which Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, suggests that to be truly relevant an organization must be "in, of, for and about" its community.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on the role of an arts organization.   … [Read more...]

Arts Organizations and Their Community

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts from guest bloggers discussing topics from this week’s Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders. Leaders from around the world are coming together to discuss issues that are critically important to the cultural sector − how do we create and articulate our value, what is global and what is local today and what is the role of arts organizations in society.   The changing nature of communication in the world has impacted the way people speak to each other and search for … [Read more...]

The Role of Arts Organizations in Society

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Watch the following video of Fellows of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders talking about the day’s discussion of the role of arts organizations in society and their place in the community.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on the role of arts organizations.   … [Read more...]

How can cultural organizations work with their communities rather than for their communities?

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Watch the following video in which Mulenga Kapwepwe, Chairperson of the National Arts Council of Zambia and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, discusses how widening your definitions can broaden your understanding of community.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on the role of an arts organization.   … [Read more...]

What is the role of arts organizations in society?

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Watch the following video in which Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, stresses the importance of art as a connector and being true to your mission.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on the role of an arts organization.   … [Read more...]

What is the role of arts organizations in society & their place in the community?

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts from guest bloggers discussing topics from this week’s Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders. Leaders from around the world are coming together to discuss issues that are critically important to the cultural sector − how do we create and articulate our value, what is global and what is local today and what is the role of arts organizations in society.   Art plays many roles in society and, at different times, can speak to issues in areas such as religion, science, politics, … [Read more...]

What arts organizations can learn about community work from a diesel-driven platform

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts from guest bloggers discussing topics from this week’s Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders. Leaders from around the world are coming together to discuss issues that are critically important to the cultural sector − how do we create and articulate our value, what is global and what is local today and what is the role of arts organizations in society.   A multifunctional platform is a diesel or biofuel engine connected to various tools such as huskers, battery chargers or … [Read more...]