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Friday, September 11 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Arts Funding Ecosystems: US vs EU

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The US and EU have complementary but divergent funding ecosystems, creating unique cultures of media arts practice in both areas. How does private vs public funding affect the artistic communities and kinds of work produced? What can we learn from the unique features of differing funding systems?

Moderators
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Maria Jenson (US)

Creative & Executive Director, SOMArts
Maria Jenson is the Executive Director of SOMArts Cultural Center. Prior to joining SOMArts, Maria was a key member of the External Relations team managing the reopening of SFMOMA following the museum’s $300 million dollar expansion. At SFMOMA, she worked across departments and... Read More →

Speakers
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Camille Baker (UK)

S+T+ARTS Representative, University for Creative Arts
Dr. Camille Baker is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and researcher with a background in digital and electronic art and design, working across creative digital disciplines. Baker’s digital media practices and experience includes making, teaching, and curating, with a background... Read More →
avatar for Tina Vaz (US)

Tina Vaz (US)

Head, Artist in Residence and Analog Research Lab, Facebook
Tina Vaz is a brand strategist, storyteller and executive with a dynamic background in art and culture, architecture and design, and public and social media. As Head of Facebook’s Artist in Residence and Analog Research Lab programs, Vaz oversees a global commissioning, design... Read More →
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Gian Pablo Villamil

Development Director, NTT Disruption
Gian Pablo Villamil has worked in the tech industry since late 1980s, in Europe, Asia and the US. For the past 14 years he has worked in bringing to life many projects that connnect art and technology. At NTT Disruption he is helping connect the art, design and tech communities for... Read More →
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Gitte Zschoch (BE)

Director, EUNIC - EU National Institutes for Culture
Gitte Zschoch has been Director of EUNIC, the network of the EU National Institutes for Culture, since 2018, where she is responsible for managing a network of 36 members with 120 representations worldwide. Her work focuses on advocating a prominent role of culture in EU international... Read More →

Content Partners
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Gray Area

Gray Area is San Francisco's premier cultural hub catalyzing creative action for social transformation – applying art, science, technology, and the humanities toward the world’s complex challenges. We ​operate the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission District, generating... Read More →


Friday September 11, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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