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Roberta Levitow May 16, 2018 No Comments

TWB Digest #346

MRS. MCCLAIN
(To HORNBECK)

Want a fan? Compliments of Maley’s Funeral Home—thirty-five cents!

HONEBECK
I’d die first.

Inherit the Wind by Jereome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee


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Call for proposal for Mobility First! ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative is now open! Don’t miss the first deadline by end of May.

To commemorate its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) builds upon its support to cultural mobility over the past 2 decades by launching Mobility First! – ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative, a new fund that supports the movement of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals in Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partner countries.


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Introducing the new website http://engagementarts.be/
This website is an initiative to tackle sexism and misuse of power in the Belgian arts scene by informing procedures against and in the event of sexism or discrimination. It asks people to “engage” by firstly signing a statement to end violence, harassment and inappropriate behaviour in our schools, studios and institutions.

Please visit the website, consider contributing with your signature and pass on this information to whomever you see fit
Thank you.

Gala and the Engagement team
Cie.OFEN


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Helping Foreign Artists Cut Through the Red Tape, Pro Bono

Matthew Covey’s work as an immigration fixer has assumed greater urgency in the Trump era.

Adversity can inspire great art, but it can also be a time suck. For more than twenty years, Matthew Covey has been helping musicians and other artists deal with government paperwork. He’s an immigration fixer; his firm, CoveyLaw, handles some twenty-five hundred visas every year, in affiliation with Tamizdat, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote cultural exchange. The name is a variant of “samizdat” (“self-published”), the Soviet term for clandestinely distributed dissident literature. “ ‘Tam’ means ‘over there,’ ” Covey explained the other day. “The stuff that’s taken across the border.”  Read more


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