Symposium - Cultural Entrepreneurship & Social Integration through the Arts

Date: 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 8:45am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Gutman Conference Center, Gutman Library (lowel level), 5 Appian Way, Cambridge

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with Steven Seidel, Faculty Director, Arts in Education Program (AIE) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, organized the symposium Cultural Entrepreneurship and Social Integration through the Arts on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The event, consisting of two 90-minute roundtable discussions, brought together Harvard faculty and prominent cultural leaders from Chile, Colombia, and the United States to engage in dialogue about the power of the arts in creating social integration and enriching quality of life for communities through innovative educational programming and multidisciplinary partnerships. In the roundtable discussion, panelists shared their experiences developing successful cultural initiatives, and discuss the intricacies of promoting the arts in their respective regions. For photographs of the symposium, click here.

Social Integration through the Arts Initiative
As a result of the symposium, the AIE and DRCLAS have launched the long-term initiative Social Integration through the Arts, which aims to strengthen efforts across Latin America to improve educational outcomes and enrich the quality of life in communities through engagement with the arts. For more information about the initiative, click here or contact Marco Perez-Moreno.

Schedule
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:45 AM         Doors open to the public

9:00 AM        Social Integration through the Arts Panel
Moderator: Steven Seidel, Faculty Director, Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Panelists (in alphabetical order):
Ulrich Bader, Creative Director, Teatro del Lago (Chile)
Marcela Davison Avilés, Managing Director and Executive Producer, El Camino Project
Tyme Khleifi, Violinist, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
Julia Salvi, President, Cartagena Music Festival, Fundación Salvi (Colombia)
Madeleine Steczynski, Co-Founder and Executive Director, ZUMIX
Lori Taylor, Education Specialist, Silk Road Project

10:30 AM       Coffee Break

10:45 AM      Cultural Entrepreneurship Panel
Moderator: Steven Seidel, Faculty Director, Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Panelists
(in alphabetical order):
Ulrich Bader, Creative Director, Teatro del Lago (Chile)
Carla Dirlikov, Founder and Artistic Director, El Camino Project
James Honan, Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Julia Salvi, President, Cartagena Music Festival, Fundación Salvi (Colombia)
Doris Sommer, Founder and Faculty Director, Cultural Agents, Harvard University
Sara Stackhouse, Executive Producer, Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Organized by:
Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
DRCLAS Regional Office

ARTS@DRCLAS
DRCLAS Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Office