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Breathing in the Network – New Forms of Cultural Solidarity through Online Festival Engagements

Director of the South African festival Vrystaat Kunstefees, Ricardo Peach, on how building connections between festivals will strengthen the sector as it recovers from COVID-19

Lessons from a Year in “Pandemia”

Minister of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires reflects on 2020 and the coronavirus crisis and where the Argentine capital’s culture scene goes from here

Beyond January 6, 2021 – What Future for a Festival in the Shadow of the Capitol?

Director of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival considers the 54-year-old Festival’s future in the wake of the antidemocratic insurrection

What Future for Festivals?

“We need festivals – now more than ever!” declares Salzburg Global report on the current state and what comes next for the beleaguered sector, post-pandemic 

Literary Society Moves 45th Anniversary Celebrations Online

The show goes on for the International Society for Contemporary Literature and Theatre, a network founded by Salzburg Global Fellows

Pakistan’s Best Kept Secret: Lahore Museum 

Multi-time Salzburg Global Fellow, Anwar Akhtar on why his film – made with Ajoka Theatre – “Pakistan’s Best Kept Secret: Lahore Museum”, has much to say about peace, for both South Asia and the UK

What Role for Culture and Heritage in the Age of COVID-19?

Participants of What Future for Cultural Heritage? reunite – virtually - to discuss how to strengthen the cultural heritage sector

Festivals in a Time of Pandemic: How are Leaders Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis?

Cultural institutions are in crisis. How can leaders in the cultural sector and their teams anticipate and respond to unpredictable situations? What can we learn from crises to catalyze future innovation? Tisa Ho, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival shares her insights. 

Festivals on the Frontline

Festival Director Rojeh Khleif speaks about preserving human connection in challenging times

“The Show Must Go On” Iranian Online Festival Created to Show the Resilience of Festivals

The coronavirus lockdown did not stop Sepehr Sharifzadeh from doing what he does best: bringing people together to celebrate the arts.

Moving from Me to We Online in Times of COVID-19

The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators moves fully online for 2020 - embracing both the challenges and opportunities of online convening

Young Cultural Innovators Join Forces in Magazine Global Fundraiser

Salzburg Global Seminar Fellows Lai, Xochitl Calix, and Moira Villiard come together to crowdfund emerging artists’ magazine

Support Our Pivot to Online Programming

In a video message, Salzburg Global President & CEO Stephen L. Salyer on how our organization is weathering the COVID-19 crisis

Young Cultural Innovators Win Major International Award

Salzburg Global Fellows Robert Praxmarer and Thomas Layer-Wagner recognized with inaugural Olympics of Innovation Challenge Award

Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Childcare Resources

Through her work with NEXT Memphis, Young Cultural Innovator Chloe Hakim-Moore aims to close opportunity gaps in early childhood education and childcare in Memphis

Moving from Me to We in the Upper Midwest: Creating “Deeply Human” Spaces Online

Young Cultural Innovators from the American Midwest “meet up” despite lockdown as regional program moves online

Creating Digital Connections Across American Cities

Young Cultural Innovators from across Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis and New Orleans “meet up” despite lockdown as regional program moves online

Responding to Civic Priorities through Public Art

Salzburg Global Fellows Alphonse Smith and Heidi Schmalbach help build artists’ capacity and address civic needs

Salzburg Global Provides Community Support Awards for Young Cultural Innovators

Funds redistributed to support Salzburg Global Fellows in Detroit, Memphis, and New Orleans in light of COVID-19 pandemic

Young Cultural Innovator Builds New Relationships in Detroit

Christopher Yepez a.k.a. Sacramento Knoxx uses funding distributed by Salzburg Global to explore new methods of innovation and collaboration
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