Tony Fegan, Artistic Director, Tallaght Community Arts, Mihai Florea, Co-founder of Nu Nu, and Kristin Cheung, Development Officer at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver explore their experiences in working to promote intercultural exchange, cultural diversity and inclusion within nations.
Tony Fegan, Artistic Director, Tallaght Community Arts, The Arts Manager’s Dilemma: The practice of implementing the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion on the ground. This presentation includes a video excerpt which is available below.
Mihai Florea, Co-founder of Nu Nu, Roll the dice again on Interculturalism – Nu Nu and the ‘scissors’ strategy of building ‘intercultural’ relations in British theatre
Nu Nu is a theatre company established by two Romanian theatre-makers in Bristol, UK, working at the border between theatre and performance art, and with a particular interest in actors/performers that use English as their second (non-native) language. Given its ‘foreignness’, Nu Nu has seen itself caught – nolens, volens- in the Intercultural theatre debate.
Mihai responded to the question: What could be the novel Intercultural relations deriving from Nu Nu’s ‘scissors’ strategy on the British theatre scene?
Kristin Cheung, Development Officer at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Arts Managers as Incubators for intercultural relations
Kristin Cheung, calls for Arts Managers to identify staff, volunteers and interns who have different perspectives, who are ambitious, who want to collaborate and build mentorship opportunities in order to build stronger community engagement for intercultural relations. She argues that this approach will flip the current hierarchy and have these staff members teaching Arts Managers on intercultural relations.Arts Managers as Incubators for Intercultural Relations from Victoria Durrer