When it s All Over and Everyone's Back Home: the Aftermath of Cultural Exchange
There is little to argue about the benefits of cultural exchange for the individuals directly involved, of working in a new environment, of having discussions with creative people from different cultures. But what happens when its over? When the artist has returned home?
How do artists communicate their experience to their community upon their return? Do they have or make an opportunity to do so? To whom?
Assuming the goal is to support artists in a given location, which is a more beneficial tool, inviting one artist from overseas or sending an artist or program to a local community?
In an interactive working group, opinions and examples of artist residencies and performing arts programs as a tool for cultural exchange will be presented and discussed.
By Res Artis