Cultural diplomacy in practice
(Berlin, 22nd – 25th of March, 2012)
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy plays a leading role in the field of intercultural exchange and understanding. The ICD is an international, nonprofit organization based in Berlin, whose latest project is The Arts Diplomacy Festival, which promotes the idea that Cultural Diplomacy must go beyond mere discussion and include the practical implementation of theory, because we believe that ‘actions speak louder than words!’
The Festival is taking place in Berlin from the 22nd until the 25th of March 2012. It will consists of lectures, panel discussions and workshops. There will also be exhibitions and performances which will blend theory and practice of cultural diplomacy. The fetival will feature leading figures from the world of political, academic and the Arts. The festival presents a unique opportunity for artists ,academics and poiticians to present their ideas and demonstrate the potential of practical cultural diplomacy to establish intercultural dialogue and improvement diplomatic relations at the global level. Participants will be invited to participate in discussions, workshops, and an essay contest with the prize of an opportunity to present the paper to a select comitte of world leaders.
The Arts represent a medium through which it is possible to understand and interpret cultural history and identity of a nation, and is as such essential in shaping the nature of intercultural relations. Anyone can participate in creating and enjoying the Arts, it is a powerful tool for intercultural communication which should be exploited in the filed of cultural diplomacy. The festival aims to explore various art forms, ranging from music, literature, dance, and theater to film, and their use in cultural diplomacy to promote social cohesion.
The event sheds light on the importance of the Arts in cultural diplomacy and how it can initiate intercultural dialogue and cooperation through movement, thought and active expression. We hope you can Join us!
For more information on the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy please visit our website at – http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org
For more information about the Arts Diplomacy festival please visit – http://www.icd-languageofartandmusic.org
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Ku´damm Karree (3rd Floor/Hochhaus)
Kurfürstendamm 207-8 Berlin, Germany-10719