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IKEA Talents Contest Crowns Thomas from Austria as Global Winner, Celebrating Company-wide Creativity

(IN BRIEF) Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, has successfully concluded its inaugural IKEA Talents contest, aimed at fostering creativity and unity among its global workforce. Thomas from IKEA Austria emerged as the global winner, impressing with his song ‘This … Read the full press release

Czech Composer Tatiana Mikova Presents Her String Quartet ‘In Modo Lidico’ at Carnegie Hall

(IN BRIEF) Czech award-winning composer Tatiana Mikova will present her String Quartet “In Modo Lidico” at Carnegie Hall on 1st July 2024, following its successful world premiere in New York in 2021. Mikova seamlessly blends Moravian folk influences with classical … Read the full press release

“Other Side of Hope/9 days” Exhibition and Performance Opening in Paris

(IN BRIEF) A groundbreaking group exhibition curated by Dr. Wumen Ghua is set to open on Thursday, June 20, 2024, coinciding with the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. Titled “Other Side of Hope/9 days,” the exhibition will take place … Read the full press release

Lee Ufan Arles and Maison Guerlain Unveil the Art & Environment Prize: Celebrating Creativity with Global Impact

(IN BRIEF) Lee Ufan Arles and Maison Guerlain have united forces to establish the Art & Environment Prize in 2023, an annual accolade celebrating artworks that encapsulate universal significance and philosophical depth resonating with Lee Ufan’s ethos, while also embodying … Read the full press release

New Museum of Unrest Redefines Activist Art and Design in Digital Era

(IN BRIEF) The Museum of Unrest, launched by LPS21, aims to revolutionize activist art and design through an online platform. It features curated collections, interactive virtual events, and a global lineup of diverse artists. This digital space seeks to foster … Read the full press release

Museum of Unrest: a new space for activism, art and design

(IN BRIEF) The Museum of Unrest, initiated by LPS21, is a groundbreaking venture in activist art and design. Through its online platform, it facilitates connections among artists, designers, and activists to foster idea development. Blending design, technology, and societal themes, … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Boosts Cultural and Creative Sectors with InvestEU Agreements

(IN BRIEF) At the 77th Cannes Film Festival, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission announced agreements aimed at bolstering SMEs and small mid-caps in Europe’s cultural and creative sectors. These agreements, supported by the InvestEU programme, involve … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Hosts Tay Day: A Celebration of Taylor Swift’s Cultural Impact

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool’s Institute of Popular Music is set to host Tay Day, a symposium dedicated to Taylor Swift’s cultural significance. Scheduled on June 12th, ahead of Swift’s sold-out shows at Anfield Stadium, the event offers fans, … Read the full press release

Celebrating Diversity: Loughborough University’s Mixed Heritage Stories Project

(IN BRIEF) Loughborough University is showcasing the rich tapestry of mixed heritage experiences through a series of stories shared by staff and students from May 7th to May 28th. Organized by Mixedracefaces, the initiative challenges traditional notions of race and … Read the full press release

Lebohang Kganye Wins Prestigious £30,000 Photography Prize for Innovative Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) Lebohang Kganye has been awarded the esteemed £30,000 photography prize for her groundbreaking exhibition “Haufi nyana? I’ve come to take you home” at Foam, Amsterdam. Combining various artistic mediums, Kganye’s work delves into personal and familial histories in … Read the full press release

The Camera Never Lies”: An Exhibition on the Truth in Photography at Sainsbury Centre

(IN BRIEF) From May 18 to October 20, 2024, the Sainsbury Centre will host “The Camera Never Lies: Challenging Images through The Incite Project,” a pivotal exhibition investigating the truth and manipulation in iconic photography. This exhibit will explore the … Read the full press release

Accenture Acquires SOKO to Expand Creative Influence in Brazil

(IN BRIEF) Accenture, through its renowned creative agency Droga5, has announced the acquisition of SOKO, a leading Brazilian creative agency known for its innovative and culturally resonant brand storytelling. SOKO’s integration into Droga5 São Paulo aims to strengthen the agency’s … Read the full press release

Unveiling Milan’s Medieval Legacy: Ancient Walls Rediscovered in De Amicis Station

(IN BRIEF) In a fascinating blend of modern infrastructure and historical preservation, Milan’s upcoming De Amicis station on the M4 line has unveiled a hidden treasure: sections of the ancient city walls of the Naviglio. Constructed by Webuild, the station’s … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Collaborates with DGTL Festival for Interactive Art Installation Promoting Cultural Equality

(IN BRIEF) ABN AMRO has partnered with DGTL festival for its 2024 edition in Amsterdam, featuring the DGTL Dome interactive art installation. Initiated in collaboration with the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum and DGTL, the DGTL Dome serves as a platform for … Read the full press release

BBVA Foundation and Salt Collaborate to Empower Turkish Artists

(IN BRIEF) The BBVA Foundation and Salt, in partnership with Garanti BBVA, are launching the Salt Artistic Research and Production Grant Program, aimed at Turkish artists exploring contemporary social issues through interdisciplinary approaches. This two-year initiative offers selected artists a … Read the full press release

TUM Takes Historic Step: Removing Nazi-Era Names and Honors

(IN BRIEF) In a profound move towards historical accountability, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) announces the removal of names associated with Nazi history from its buildings and rooms, alongside distancing itself from honorary titles awarded during the Nazi era. … Read the full press release

ARTE MUSEUM DUBAI Unveils ‘ETERNAL NATURE’: A Digital Art Experience Like No Other

(IN BRIEF) ARTE MUSEUM, the renowned digital art venue by d’strict, has made its debut in the Middle East with the opening of ARTE MUSEUM DUBAI at Dubai Mall. Spanning 30,000 square feet, the museum invites visitors to explore ‘ETERNAL … Read the full press release

Artistic Expression and Empathy: UEA’s Refugee Week Art Displays Illuminate Stories of Sanctuary Seekers

(IN BRIEF) The University of East Anglia (UEA) is hosting Refugee Week from March 1st to 8th, featuring two collaborative art exhibitions: “Finding Home in Education” and “Families Beyond Boundaries.” The first exhibition showcases posters created by sanctuary seekers exploring … Read the full press release

Art Meets Technology: Volkswagen Group Elevates Dialogue on Digitalization and AI in Art with Two-Year Partnership

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group has partnered with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin for a two-year project called “KW Digital: Poetics of Encryption.” This initiative explores the impact of digitalization and artificial intelligence on art and society. … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce Unveils ‘Year of the Dragon’ Bespoke Commissions Celebrating Chinese Culture

(IN BRIEF) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has revealed four exclusive ‘Year of the Dragon’ Bespoke commissions to commemorate the Lunar New Year, commencing on February 10, 2024. These handcrafted creations include three Phantom Extended models and one Cullinan, all designed and … Read the full press release

Roskilde’s Viking Ship Museum Project Welcomes NIRAS for Heritage Conservation

(IN BRIEF) Roskilde, Denmark, is set to build a new Viking Ship Museum to preserve historic vessels from extreme weather conditions and transform the old ship hall into a functional space. The project aims to protect Denmark’s Viking heritage amid … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Marks One-Year Milestone of Art4All Initiative, Providing Free Access to Neue Nationalgalerie

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen celebrates one year of its Volkswagen Group Art4All initiative, which offers free access to the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin every Thursday between 4 and 8 p.m. The initiative aims to make art and culture accessible to a wide … Read the full press release

Azerbaijani Furniture Maker Foriella Grows and Innovates with EBRD Support

(IN BRIEF) In Azerbaijan, furniture manufacturer Foriella, led by Owner and Director Farman Islamli, is harnessing innovation and quality craftsmanship to expand its presence in domestic and international markets. Seeking assistance from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), … Read the full press release

AFRY Chosen as General Designer for Prague’s Savarin Palace Redevelopment Project

(IN BRIEF) Crestyl Group has selected AFRY as the general designer for the Savarin Palace complex, a prominent urban development endeavor in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic. This project involves the revitalization of a historical area and has been … Read the full press release

Promoting Diversity: Volkswagen Group Symposium on Cultural Engagement

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group is hosting a public panel discussion in Berlin titled “Engage: Culture for Everyone.” This symposium focuses on cultural education and participation for a diverse audience, promoting openness, inspiration, and diversity in the cultural sphere. Distinguished … Read the full press release

CASA SEAT’s Magic Days Offer a Whimsical Christmas Experience for Families

(IN BRIEF) CASA SEAT has transformed into a festive Christmas village for its Magic Days event, offering a holiday experience for families. The display includes intricate decorations made from sweets and pastries by pastry chef Christian Escribà, a virtual reality … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Deepens Holocaust Remembrance with ‘Flashes of Memory’ Exhibition Visits

(IN BRIEF) Volkswagen reaffirms its commitment to Holocaust remembrance by inviting its employees and trainees to visit the “Flashes of Memory: Photography during the Holocaust” exhibition at the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin. This initiative aligns with Volkswagen’s corporate culture … Read the full press release

University Choir’s Festive Musical Extravaganza at Cope Auditorium on December 6

(IN BRIEF) Join the University Choir and LSU Classical musicians for a festive evening of music at Cope Auditorium on December 6th at 7:30 pm. The concert, conducted by Eleanor Graff-Baker and featuring Handel’s ‘Messiah (Part One)’, Britten’s ‘A Ceremony … Read the full press release

Unique Fusion of Science and Music Sells Out Arlington Baths Club in Glasgow

(IN BRIEF) The “Swimming with Gravitational Waves” event, held at Glasgow’s Arlington Baths Club, achieved a sold-out success as all 180 tickets for the unique fusion of science and music were purchased in advance. Organized in collaboration with physicists from … Read the full press release

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Partners with AFRY to Design Prague’s New Vltava Philharmonic Hall

(IN BRIEF) The renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has selected AFRY as the general designer and local architect for the upcoming Prague concert building, known as the Vltava Philharmonic Hall. BIG’s design, which triumphed in an international … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Joins Liverpool Arts and Culture Race Equality Manifesto to Promote Inclusion and Diversity

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has officially signed the Liverpool Arts and Culture Race Equality Manifesto, an initiative aimed at fostering inclusion and equality within the arts and culture sector in the Liverpool City Region. The manifesto, developed by … Read the full press release

Alstom Collaborates with Helwan University’s Faculty of Fine Arts to Envision Egypt’s Future Mobility Through Art

(IN BRIEF) Alstom, a global leader in sustainable mobility solutions, is partnering with the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University as part of its participation in the TransMEA Expo. This innovative collaboration merges artistry and public engagement to imagine … Read the full press release

Sir Lenny Henry Inspires Over a Thousand Artists to Set New Guinness World Record in Portrait Painting Event

(IN BRIEF) Sir Lenny Henry posed for over a thousand artists during a live portrait painting event, setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the most people painting online and in a single venue simultaneously. The event, hosted by … Read the full press release

CASA SEAT’s November Agenda Spotlights Female Talent in Photography, Music, and Literature

(IN BRIEF) CASA SEAT, a cultural space in Barcelona, has announced its cultural agenda for November, with a focus on female talent. The lineup includes talks, performances, and events covering photography, music, literature, and technology. Highlights include a talk by … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems Preserves 17th Century Citadelle de Besançon with Advanced Reality Capture Technology

(IN BRIEF) Leica Geosystems, a part of Hexagon, is utilizing cutting-edge reality capture technology to digitally preserve the Citadelle de Besançon, a 17th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site in France. In collaboration with Capture4Cad and the French Government, laser scanners from … Read the full press release

Romans Were Environmental Pioneers: Study Uncovers Ancient Recycling of Silver Coins

(IN BRIEF) New research conducted by the University of Liverpool and the University of Warwick reveals that the Romans were early practitioners of recycling. The study, published in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, examined the presence of gold impurities … Read the full press release

Enea Donates Historic E-mail Terminal to Stockholm Museum for Milestone Anniversary

(IN BRIEF) To mark the 40th anniversary of the first e-mail in Sweden, technology company Enea is donating the Digital DECwriter III terminal used for the historic message to the Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, symbolizing Sweden’s digital … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Collaborates with Mönchehaus Museum to Showcase Kaiserring Awardees Yuri Albert and Vadim Zakharov’s Influential Artwork

(IN BRIEF) The Volkswagen Group is proud to support the annual Kaiserring exhibition in Goslar, featuring the works of the 2023 Kaiserring awardees, Yuri Albert and Vadim Zakharov. This collaboration underscores Volkswagen’s commitment to promoting culture and the arts in … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Business School’s Global Festival Returns with Diverse Program of Fun and Inclusivity

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter Business School is set to host its Global Festival, celebrating cultural diversity and inclusivity within the school’s community. Following the success of last year’s festival, this year’s program includes a range of family-friendly activities … Read the full press release

Diverse Voices Recognized: EBRD Literature Prize 2024 Announced

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced the launch of the EBRD Literature Prize 2024. This prestigious literary award recognizes works of fiction originally published in a language from a country where the EBRD invests, … Read the full press release