Cultural Contacts-New York City

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This list is a collection of cultural representatives available in the New York City area. The list includes consulate generals, cultural institutes, non-profit societies, etc. Due to the constant shift in who's who in New York City, this list will be a constant work in progress. If you find information povided to be out of date or have a suggestion, please feel free to contact us and let us know.

Please keep in mind also that these are working professionals and should be treated as such. If you are planning to visit, representatives are very busy, so it might be better to call or email ahead to see if somone has time to see you.

2/1/08 This is a project just recently started. Please bear with us as we work on accumulating contacts.


 

Americas Society

680 Park Ave

New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-249-8950

Fax: 212-249-5868

Web: americas-society.org

E-mail: culture@americas-society.org

The Americas Society is the premier national not-for-profit institution dedicated exclusively to educating U.S. public about all facets of their Western Hemisphere neighbors. Its purposes are to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of our neighbors and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Asia Society

President: Vishakha Desai

725 Park Ave

New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-288-6400

Fax: 212-517-8315

Web: asiasociety.org

E-mail: info@asiasoc.org

Asia Society is the leading global organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. We seek to enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts, and culture.

American Australian Association (AAA)
Contact: Clair Ingleton
Director of Operations
T: 212 338 6860
Email: _clair.ingleton@aaanyc.org_ (mailto:clair.ingleton@aaanyc.org)
_www.americanaustralian.org_ (http://www.americanaustralian.org)

Australian Consulate-General
Contact: Robert Archibald
Director, Public Diplomacy Cultural Relations
T: 212 351 6553
Email: _robert.archibald@dfat.gov.au_ (mailto:robert.archibald@dfat.gov.au)

ADVANCE: Global Australian Professionals
Contact: Penny Mapp
Director
T: 212 682 2885
Email: _penny@advance.org_ (mailto:penny@advance.org)
_www.advance.org_ (http://www.advance.org)

Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative

Artistic Director: Karen Oughtred

60 2nd Ave #4

New York, NY 10003

Phone:212-533-0889

Web: aboriginaltheatre.com

E-mail: koughtred@aol.com

AATI presents Indigenous artists from the Pacific and the USA in annual productions.

 

Austrian Cultural Forum, NY

Director: Andreas Stadler

11 E 52nd St

New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-319-5300

Fax: 212-644-8660

Web:acfny.org

E-mail: desk@acfny.org

The ACFNY seeks to enhance the appreciation of contemporary Austrian creative achievements in the United States. It offers programs focusing on current artistic and intellectual challenges and controversies, and cooperates with cultural and academic institutions throughout the United States.

Consulate General and Promotion Center of Argentina

Consul General: Ambassador Héctor Marcos Timerman

12 W. 56th St

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-603-0400

Fax: 212-541-7746

Web: congenargentinany.com 

E-mail: cnyor@mrecic.gov.ar

The Cultural Section of the Consulate General and Promotion Center of Argentina in New York is devoted to promote and publicize Argentine culture, science and education and the strengthening and fostering relations between Argentina and the consular jurisdiction, including New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont

In order to achieve its mission the Cultural Section prepares, in coordination with the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Argentine Foreign Relations Ministry, its own program of activities and grants auspices and assists to projects and initiatives in the area of visual arts, music, literature, theater, cinematography, science, and education.

Consulate General of India

Consul General: Ms. Neelam Deo

3 E. 64th ST

New York, NY 10065

Phone: 212-774-0600

Fax: 212-861-3788

Web:indiacgny.org

 

Consulate General of Israel

Consul General: Asaf Shariv

800 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10017

Phone: General: 212-499-5426

Culture Office: 212-499-5440

Web: israelfm.org

E-mail: General: newyork@israel.org

Culture office: culture@newyork.mfa.gov.il

The Consulate General welcomes the cultural diversity that permeates the New York area. By proudly hosting programs of cultural exchange, such as the annual commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and events with the growing Latino community, the Consulate celebrates the vitality of these groups. In conjunction with other Consulates in New York, the Lishka has also organized fundraisers for emergency relief aid in other countries. Similar activities continue to develop in an effort to cultivate positive relations with a wide range of communities.

 

Czech Republic Cultural Center

Director: Michaela Pálková-Claudino

Acting Director: Monika Koblerová

1109 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10028

Phone: 212-288-0830

Fax: 212-288-0971

Web: czechcenter.com

E-mail: info@czechcenter.com

As of 1995, the Czech Center NY builds dialogue among the Czech Republic and American public particularly in the areas of culture, business and tourism. The Czech Center NY is primarily focused on presenting the latest and most innovative works of Czech Artists to the U.S. The Czech Center NY is part a network of 24 Czech Centers abroad under the umbrella of the Czech Centers in Prague.

 

Egyptian Consulate General in New York

1110 2nd Ave Suite 201

New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-759-7120

Fax: 212-308-7643

Web: egyptnyc.net

 

French Institute Alliance Francaise

Cultural Events and Programming: Florence Cave

22 E 60th St

New York, NY 10022

Phone: 212-355-6100

Fax: 212-935-4119

Web: fiaf.org

E-mail: fcave@fiaf.org

A wide-ranging performing arts program presenting a unique mix of theater, music, visual arts and dance. A weekly CinémaTuesdays, features classic and contemporary films which makes FIAF unique in New York City with its presentation of all French movies year-round. We offer a variety of social programs available to members and non-members, such as Rendez-Vous (bi-monthly French conversation gatherings with a French moderator), and Art de Vivre (a series of culinary and art interest programs presented either on-site or as outings to galleries, museums and restaurants).

 

Goethe Institut New York

1014 5th Ave

New York, NY 10028

Phone: 212-439-8700

Fax: 212-439-8705

Web: goethe.de

E-mail: info@newyork.goethe.org

The Goethe-Institut develops initiatives to provide a current, clear and realistic image of Germany. To this end, we disseminate thematically relevant information. We introduce, organize and support projects that present and augment a variety of views of Germany. One of our most important goals is to build bridges between people and organizations in Germany and the United States, thereby counteracting existing stereotypes and prejudices.

 

Indo-American Arts Council, Inc

Executive Director: Aroon Shivdasani

146 W. 29th St Suite 7R3

New York, NY 10001

Phone: 212-594-3685

Fax: 212-594-8476

Web: iaac.us

E-mail: admin@iaac.us

The IAAC supports all the artistic disciplines in classical, fusion, folk and innovative forms influenced by the arts of India. We work cooperatively with colleagues around the United States to broaden our collective audiences and to create a network for shared information, resources and funding.

 

Lark Play Development Center

Director: John Eisner

939 8th Ave Suite 301

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-246-2676

Fax: 212-246-2609

Web: larktheatre.org

Founded in 1994, the Lark is a laboratory for new voices and new ideas, the Lark Play Development Center provides American and international playwrights with indispensable resources to develop their work, nurturing artists at all stages in their careers, and inviting them to freely express themselves in a supportive and rigorous environment. By reaching across international boundaries, the Lark seeks out and embraces new and diverse perspectives from writers in all corners of the world. With the aim to integrate audiences into the creative process from its initial stages, the Lark brings together actors, directors and playwrights to allow writers to learn about their own work by seeing it—and by receiving feedback from a dedicated and supportive community.

 

Mexican Cultural Institute of New York

Executive Director: Raul J. Zorrilla

27 E. 39th St

New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-217-6478

Fax: 212-217-6425

Web: lavitrina.com

E-mail: cultural@conculmexny.org

Founded in 1991, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York was established along with thirteen other Institutes throughout the United States as part of the “Program for Mexican Communities Abroad”. The main purpose of this program was to nurture a sense of national identity among the people of Mexican origin living in the United States by strengthening their links to Mexico’s history and traditions. Both an independent U.S. not-for-profit organization and the New York cultural branch of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Cultural Institute is committed to generating awareness of the richness, dynamism and cultural diversity of Mexico as a democratic, plural and creative nation. Through art exhibitions, performances, film screenings, panel discussions, readings, book presentations and other activities, the Institute in collaboration with leading New York organizations, develops and cosponsors events that showcase the uniqueness of Mexico's art and culture, and infuses New York with the variety of Mexico's traditional and contemporary cultural and artistic expressions.

New Zealand Consulate-General
Contact: Sarah L. Smith
Consular Officer
T: 212 832 4038
Email: _sarah.smith@nzte.govt.nz_ (mailto:sarah.smith@nzte.govt.nz)

 

Polish Cultural Institute

Director: Monika Fabijanska

Deputy Director/ Theatre and Dance Programming: Agata Grenda

350 5th Ave Suite 4621

New York, NY 10118

Phone: 212-239-7300 ext. 3009

Fax: 212-239-7577

Web: www.PolishCulture-NYC.org

E-mail: mail@PolishCulture-NYC.org

The Polish Cultural Institute, established in New York in 2000, is a diplomatic mission dedicated to nurturing and promoting cultural ties between the United States and Poland, both through American exposure to Poland's cultural achievements, and through exposure of Polish artists and scholars to American trends, institutions, and professional counterparts.

The Institute takes an active collaborative role in the organization, promotion, and in many cases the actual production of a broad range of cultural events in theater, music, film, literature, and the fine arts. Its productions have grown in scope from the 160-seat Joe’s Pub to the 2,700-seat Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. It has collaborated with such cultural institutions as La MaMa, Art at St. Ann's, Lincoln Center, BAM, MoMA and many more.

 

Romanian Cultural Institute, NY

Director: Corina Suteu

Deputy Director: Oana Radu

200 E. 38th St

New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-687-0180

Fax: 212-687-0181

Web: icrny.org

E-mail: icrny@icrny.org

The Romanian Cultural Institute of New York aims to promote Romanian culture for an American and international public and to build sustainable connections and organizations. The institute acts as a catalyst in all the artistic fields, aiming to strengthen academic links and propose a new image of Romania and its present cultural dynamics.