Boston University College of Fine Arts Announces Alliance with TransCultural Exchange

in CFA
January 29th, 2013

Alliance to be announced at ‘A Toast to the World’ Reception, BU to host 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts

Boston, MA – Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) is pleased to announce its alliance with international non-profit organization TransCultural Exchange at ‘A Toast to the World’ Press Conference and Pre-Release Party on Wednesday, February 20 at Boston University Castle.

‘A Toast to the World’ Press Conference and Pre-Release Party
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 20, 5–7pm
Location: Boston University Castle (225 Bay State Road)

An internationally recognized leader in higher education, Boston University will collaborate with TransCultural Exchange to develop resources to provide global networking opportunities for artists outside of the institution of education, while continuing to highlight the achievements of the Greater Boston arts community to artists around the world.

In honor of this collaboration, Boston University will host the 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts from October 10–13, 2013. Centered on the theme of “Engaging Minds,” this year’s programming will include a series of professional development workshops and portfolio reviews, global art presentations, and a series of panel discussions, all focused on the role an artists’ craft plays in the complex, global society in which they live.

“We recognize the opportunity that comes with this collaboration,” says Benjamín Juárez, Dean, Boston University College of Fine Arts. “BU’s relationship with TransCultural Exhchange enhances the possibility for our students and faculty to participate in the global arts community.”

About TransCultural Exchange
Incorporated September 17, 2001 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, TransCultural Exchange mission is to foster a greater understanding of world cultures through high-quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges, and most notably a biennale Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts. As the London Biennale Director David Medella noted, TransCultural Exchange’s Conferences are “one of the best things in the art world today.”

INSTITUTIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a rich center of cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

Press Contacts:
Brooke MacKinnon: (t) 617.353.3349 / (c) 617.827.6392 / brookelm@bu.edu
Laurel Homer: (t) 617.353.8783 / (c) 617.306.7700 / lhomer@bu.edu