Visiting Arts instigated World Cultures Connect alongside the Culture Works Connections
project linking creative businesses in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, supported by the ACP Cultures+
ACP-EU Support Programme. The platform has been developed in partnership with Librios
, UK, and the Resource Center for Cultural Engagement, USA. We wanted to find a place in an online community for our rich history of cultural profiles compiling a directory of artists and organisation within countries around the world, our training resources including sensitivity in intercultural dialogue and developing European and international projects. We believe that knowledge about international working doesn't exist in one place alone, and we welcome contributions to the collective brain which we now call World Cultures Connect!
Since 1977 Visiting Arts has worked with some of the world's most innovative contemporary artists in programmes that engage and inspire young people, communities and future professionals. We've worked in diverse regions and countries including China, Central and Eastern Europe pre-1990 and more recently in Iran and across the Middle East. Working with a range of partners including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, British Council, Gulbenkian Foundation and Ministries of Culture across the globe, Visiting Arts has also conducted research around international cultural leadership including trends in and barriers to international working and needs analyses. We provide information and advice, create opportunities for artists to make new connections and provide training for established and emerging cultural professionals.