Our Executive Director is off to Austria!

With support from a full scholarship provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, our Executive Director JS Ryu will be travelling to Salzburg, Austria as one of five fellows from Canada – one in 50 globally – to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar’s Forum for Young Cultural Innovators.

Founded in 1947, the Salzburg Global Seminar is one of the world’s most preeminent gatherings of thought leaders in various sectors including health care, diplomacy, justice, politics, and art and culture. Renowned fellows include Secretary Hillary Clinton, World Bank CEO Jim Yong Kim, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, and others.

From October 14-19, “young cultural innovators” from around the world will have an opportunity to discuss the latest issues affecting arts and culture locally and globally, and also have an opportunity to network and learn from established and renowned cultural leaders from institutions like the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and inVisible in Tokyo, Japan.

One of JS’ primary tasks will be to showcase and share thoughts on the disability arts movement, embedding a very important perspective in the global arts and culture narrative.