Art Prospect brings together arts organizations, artists, curators, and urbanists to challenge standard notions of public space, nationality and culture and demonstrate how artistic and social practices can stimulate community engagement and positive change.
Art Prospect facilitates international exchange and collaboration between arts communities through network building, international public art festivals, residencies, workshops, and seminars. The project grew out of CEC ArtsLink’s five years of experience conducting St. Petersburg’s only annual public art event, the Art Prospect Festival.
Art Prospect was officially launched in February 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia as a result of collaboration among the project organizer CEC ArtsLink and arts specialists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Twelve organizations and independent curators from these countries became the founding members of this new network that aims to demonstrate how artistic and social practices can stimulate community engagement, positive change, and encourage dialogue. Organizations and individuals interested in joining the Network can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEC ArtsLink promotes international communication and understanding through collaborative, innovative arts projects. Its programs encourage the exchange of artists and cultural managers in the United States and abroad. CEC ArtsLink believes that the arts are a society’s most deliberate and complex means of communication and that the work of artists and arts administrators can help nations overcome long histories of reciprocal distrust, insularity and conflict. The organization was founded in 1962 to enable citizens of the United States and the Soviet Union to accomplish what their governments would not do – dialogue, share ideas and build mutual trust. The lasting partnerships abroad enable CEC ArtsLink to build and broaden their international reach, as today’s transformed and complex world makes diplomacy through the arts more urgently necessary than ever.