Global Forum of Art Foundations 2010

Upon the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Wu Zuoren International Foundation of Fine Arts (WIFA), China held its first international art foundation summit: Global Forum of Art Foundations 2010. The event took place in Beijing on October 28, 2010 and was chiefly hosted by WIFA. Executives from prominent art foundations from the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, South of Korea, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland attended this event and discussed common concerns such as sources of art sponsorship, effective models of multidisciplinary cooperation and how foundations can help to promote the development of art.

The theme of this forum was “Exchange and Co-operation in the Era of Globalization”. Discussions were centered on the following topics:

1.  What are the emerging trends experienced by art foundations around the world, major challenges faced by art foundations and their potential solutions?

2.  How art foundations can sponsor and advance art education and art development in developing countries?

3.  How to promote cross-border exchange and co-operation among art foundations?

During the summit, WIFA released the Report on the Development of Art Foundations in China both Chinese and English. The report is the first  comprehensive research study on China’s art foundations.

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