Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Open Society Foundations Announce Inaugural Soros Arts Fellows

Del

New fellowship honors eight artists engaging creatively with public space

New York, May 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Open Society Foundations are pleased to announce the first recipients of the Soros Arts Fellowship, a new initiative to support innovative mid-career artists using art and public space to advance pluralistic, democratic, and just societies. The eight fellows selected will each receive an $80,000 stipend to realize an ambitious socially engaged art project over the next 18 months.

With a long history of supporting arts and culture to advance social change, the Open Society Foundations today recognizes the importance of artists' contributions and the necessity of using creativity as a response to increased repression across the globe. As spaces for public engagement are shrinking, the arts are often the last refuge of collective imagination.

"Whether in democracies with longstanding traditions of supporting freedom of expression or in countries undergoing political transition, artists working in public spaces can contest oppression, make hope tangible, and create momentum for change," said Rashida Bumbray, senior program manager of the Open Society Foundations' Arts Exchange. "This fellowship acknowledges the critical role that the arts can play in confronting obstacles to open society, and we are delighted to name these eight remarkable artists as our first cohort of fellows."

The 2018 Soros Arts Fellows originate from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Haiti, Morocco, Romania, Sudan, and the United States. Each is pursuing projects of their own design-including an arts-based organizing campaign against public conviction registries in the United States; a citizen perspective film on life in the historically overlooked municipality of Lubunga, in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and a cultural resistance movement against the privatization of natural resources in the Moroccan Benslimane forest.

The Soros Arts Fellowship was designed with a clear awareness of the challenges faced by artists and cultural producers doing social engaged work that is largely disconnected from the art market. The fellowship provides artists with the resources to develop a large-scale project on their own terms in their own local contexts. Over time, the Soros Arts Fellowship aims to build and strengthen a community of global allies.

The selection committee included Omar Berrada, curator and director of Dar al-Ma'mûn; Leslie Hewitt, artist and assistant professor at The Cooper Union; Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Nato Thompson, artistic director of Philadelphia Contemporary; Arts Exchange staff Rashida Bumbray, Tatiana Mouarbes, and Lauren Agosta; and colleagues from the Open Society Foundations. As part of the fellowship, recipients have the opportunity for personalized professional development through mentorship by Ruby Lerner, founder of Creative Capital.

2018 Soros Arts FellowsKHALID ALBAIH (Copenhagen, Denmark) will create a platform to connect artists and arts patrons around the world, forging an online community and helping to democratize public space and provide artists with access to spaces for their work.

NANA OFORIATTA-AYIM (Accra, Ghana) will create a series of films exploring the cultural and historical kaleidoscope of each region in Ghana, as well as their most glaring-and often unspoken-ills, building sustainable interventions through partnership with local communities and foundations.

HASSAN DARSI (Casablanca, Morocco) will work with residents of Beni Aïssi village in the Benslimane forest to create a cultural resistance movement against privatization of natural resources, which will include a citizen's cultural walk to build solidarity and new artistic paths for interaction.

LAILA HIDA (Marrakech, Morocco) will collaborate with artists and activists to engage local communities to create new spaces for collective social interaction, community empowerment, and the reactivation of public spaces around Marrakech.

FAUSTIN LINYEKULA (Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo) will collaborate with 30 artists in Kisangani on Lubunga Files, a four-part film portraying citizen perspectives on life in Lubunga, emphasizing the importance of locally produced narratives, images, and reflections.

GUY REGIS, JR. (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) will infuse the streets of Port-au-Prince with poetic forms to shift public opinion around the symbolic and literal forms of violence against youth in these spaces.

LAURIE JO REYNOLDS (Chicago, Illinois, United States) will organize a multidisciplinary campaign with diverse community partners to oppose conviction-based registries, housing restrictions, and exclusion zones, and instead advocate for policies that prevent victimization, support survivors, and assist people in leading positive and productive lives after a criminal conviction.

ALINA SERBAN (Bucharest, Romania) is producing a revised version of her work The Great Shame, the first play solely focused on the history of Roma slavery, to shift discriminatory narratives and advocate for the equal rights and treatment of the Roma people.

Attachment

Mai Lynn Miller Nguyen
Open Society Foundations
(212) 548-0386
mailynn.miller@opensocietyfoundations.org




This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Open Society Foundations via Globenewswire

Om Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

+1 212 401 8700http://www.nasdaqomx.com

NASDAQ (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents.

Følg saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Nasdaq GlobeNewswire

Navigators Stockholders Approve Merger with The Hartford16.11.2018 22:01Pressemelding

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) (“Navigators”) announced that, at a special meeting of stockholders held today, Navigators’ stockholders approved the adoption of the previously announced merger agreement relating to the proposed transaction between Navigators and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (“The Hartford”), whereby Navigators will become a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hartford. Subject to the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, at the effective time of the merger, each eligible share of Navigators common stock will be cancelled and converted into the right to receive $70.00 in cash. The merger remains subject to various closing conditions, including receipt of various regulatory approvals, and is expected to close during the first half of 2019. About Navigators The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG)(“Navigators” or the “Company”) is a global specialty insurance holding company. We provide custom

BlissCo Receives Cannabis Sales License from Health Canada16.11.2018 14:00Pressemelding

Not for distribution in the U.S. or to U.S. Newswires VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NetworkWire – BlissCo Cannabis Corp. (CSE: BLIS) (OTCQB: HSTRF) (FRA: GQ4B) (“BlissCo” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has received a comprehensive sales license from Health Canada to sell bulk cannabis and pre-packaged, labeled, and tested cannabis products. “We are thrilled to receive our sales license and to be able to start pre-registering clients and supplying both the robust medical and adult-use markets in Canada with our premium cannabis products,” said Damian Kettlewell, CEO of BlissCo. “BlissCo is committed to providing top-tier service to all of our customers.” The Company will soon be launching its e-commerce website and BlissConnect, a telemedicine app for medical cannabis consultations, to service its medical clients. The Company is currently ready to pre-register clients wishing to be first in line when shipping begins. To pre-registe

Gratomic Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement16.11.2018 14:00Pressemelding

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: GRAT) (FRANKFURT:CB81, WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce the offering of a non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 working capital units (the “WC Unit”) for up to $1,000,000 (the “Offering”). Each WC Unit is priced at $0.10 and consists of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (“WC Warrant”). Each WC Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one (1) common share (a “WC Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.20 per WC Warrant Share until the earlier of: (i) three (3) years following the Closing of the Offering; and (ii) in the event that the closing price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is at least $0.30 for ten (10) consecutive trading days, and the 10th trading day (the “Final Trading Day”) is at least four (4) months from the Closing Date, the date which is thirty (30) days from the Final Trading Day. Eligible Finders may receive 5% of the value of

Mitratech Listed Among Financial Times’ Inaugural Top 35 Intelligent Business Award Winners and Other Prestigious Categories16.11.2018 10:00Pressemelding

Legal Tech Top 10 FTIL Intelligent Business Award for Contracting FTIL Intelligent Business Award for Use of Legal Technology AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Financial Times’ inaugural FT Intelligent Business Special Report has recognized Mitratech among the top companies with the greatest impact on the practice and business of law. The report highlights the integration of people, processes, and data to solve a legal business’ operational challenges and how the ramifications of this back-office revolution are felt across organizations everywhere. “The fact that the Financial Times is now tracking the impact of legal technology reinforces that the industry is at a tipping point,” said Jason Parkman, Mitratech CEO. “There’s more transformation that lies ahead. We are honored and humbled to be a part of that movement and in good company with several clients we were recognized with.” The company was presented with the following honors: FT Intelligent Business Top 35: M

GridGain Ranked 77th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™16.11.2018 09:00Pressemelding

1,724 Percent Growth Over the Past Four Years Ranks 19th in the San Francisco Bay Area FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GridGain® Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, is ranked No. 77 on the Deloitte 2018 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. GridGain, which grew 1,724 percent over the past four years, was the 19th fastest growing company in the San Francisco Bay Area. “GridGain continues to benefit from strong market demand for our market-leading in-memory computing platform that helps customers realize their digital transformation and omnichannel customer experience initiatives,” said Abe Kleinfeld, President and CEO of GridGain Systems. “When you combine the best talent in the industry with great execution and strong customer demand, wonderful things happen.” “Congratulations to the Deloit

I vårt presserom finner du alle våre siste saker, kontaktpersoner, bilder, dokumenter og annen relevant informasjon om oss.

Besøk vårt presserom