5/8/2015 1:15 PM
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston recently launched the ICAA Ideas Council, a global think tank that fosters dialogue and stimulates creative partnerships benefiting artists and cultural institutions throughout Latin America and the United States. It brings together high-profile art advocates, philanthropists, business entrepreneurs, and cultural leaders with representatives from the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. Through annual conferences, focused conversations, and special workshops, councilmembers have the opportunity to come into contact with cutting-edge artists, scholars, politicians, business leaders, and policy experts from Europe, the United States, and Latin America who represent a broad range of perspectives and cultural backgrounds. Furthermore, the group analyzes critical issues and explores creative, even innovative solutions to current or endemic problems affecting the visual arts field in Latin America and the Latino arts community in the United States.
The principal focus of the ICAA Council’s activities is a two-day annual conference held in different cities throughout Latin America and the United States. Under the rubric Between Private Passions and Public Responsibility: Building 21st Century Alliances, the first group conference took place on March 8-10, 2015, at the MFAH. The gathering provided a dynamic space for honest and stimulating discussion among a group of like-minded visionaries and practitioners who are generating groundbreaking initiatives of this nature in Europe, the United States, and/or Latin America.
For more information about the ICAA Ideas Council or its activities, please contact Kymball Tyson in the Museum’s Development Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).