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Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy: 'Art as Cultural Diplomacy in the Commonwealth of Nations'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:00am - Friday, October 17, 2014 - 5:00am

The emergence and development of the concept of Nation Branding in recent years, as a result of the process of globalization, has presented countries with efficient instruments to use art & culture in order to improve their image abroad and thus to promote trade, tourism and direct investment in the country. The ICD is hosting this Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy addressing the issue of art and culture as vehicles for nation branding as it has become a crucial facet of the globalization process. The Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the UK 2014 will present, and analyze the potential of the successful use of art and culture in nation-branding programs to develop national economies with a particular focus on the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Hurt Woman and Womanhood: Frances Bradley on art, sexual violence and transformation

August 15, 2014
| Brooklyn-based artist Frances Bradley shares her journey of sexual violence, healing and transformation through her massive art series, "Womanhood or Woman's-Hurt? The Art of Healing."
Length: 24:40 minutes (22.59 MB)
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Pop surrealist Dina Goldstein on women's inequality, pop culture and princesses

August 8, 2014
| In this episode I talk with photographer Dina Goldstein about female archetypes in pop culture, women's inequality, and how she uses art to shatter damaging gender illusions.
Length: 35:52 minutes (32.85 MB)
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Lara Kramer on the performance 'Native Girl Syndrome,' dance, addiction, and residential schools

July 31, 2014
| First Nations dancer and choreographer Lara Kramer shares how residential schools, addiction, homelessness and her grandmother inspired her latest production, "Native Girl Syndrome."
Length: 08:13 minutes (7.53 MB)

Reflecting on the occupation of Palestine with Rehab Nazzal

Photo: Rehab Nazzal
Rehab Nazzal reflects on her exhibit 'Invisible' which focused on human rights violations in occupied Palestine.

Related rabble.ca story:

Reflections on Invisible: An interview with Rehab Nazzal

Photo: Rehab Nazzal

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Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto.

Her video and photo exbibition Invisible was held in Ottawa and will be exhibited in other locations across Canada.

Rehab Nazzal agreed to be interviewed by rabble.ca about the exhibit and about her experience. The exhibition, Nazzal said, raised important discussions on the role of art, government and censorship. She added, "I ended up with enough material for a new exhibition about this whole experience."

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The Swan Song

The street artist

August 19, 2014
| Dainis Rudens is a pioneer of the Latvian street art community. In this interview, we discuss his experience as a street artist.
Length: 19:56 minutes (18.25 MB)

Mad Pride Hamilton's insane party of the year to celebrate madness

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 10:30am - 5:00pm

Location

The Perkins Centre
1429 Main Street East
Hamilton, ON
Canada
43° 14' 25.8072" N, 79° 48' 33.2388" W

Mad Pride Hamilton is throwing an insane party on Saturday, July 19 -- and you’re invited! This celebratory event is FREE, family friendly and open to the public. The location is wheelchair accessible.

Who's invited? All Mad people, consumer/survivors of the mental health system, people labeled with mental illness, and friends who support us.

What to bring:

4th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:00am - Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 6:00pm

Location

PNE Forum
2901 E Hastings Street at Renfrew
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 16' 52.05" N, 123° 2' 38.6592" W

The fourth annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire returns to inspire DIY enthusiasts at Vancouver's biggest show and tell. At this family-friendly event, diverse Makers come together as a community to share what they have made and learned with interactive displays, demonstrations, and Making opportunities relating to art, electronics, robotics, music, crafts, kinetic sculptures, fire art, computer hacking, quilting, farming, engineering, and everything in between.

Arts Biz opportunities
| April 27, 2014
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