Dr. Steven Patrick C. Fernandez, DFA, Artistic Director of the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) and Ms. Zayda O. Macarambon, Director of the Cultural Development Office, joined the forum on arts management at the Cultural Center of the Philippines last May 25 and 26.

Organized by the U.S. Embassy of Manila through the CCP, the symposium on the “Management Intensives for Arts Managers and Board Members” drew in art leaders from all over the country. The forum which focused on Arts Board Building and Fundraising gathered leading American cultural leaders who addressed issues vital to the managements of cultural programs and organizations.

The Institute is currently in the process of implementing its integrated culture and arts program, a pillar of the Institute’s mission under Chancellor Sukarno D. Tanggol.

The sessions were conducted by Ms. Karen Brooks Hopkins, President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). The BAM is a cultural institution known for its breakthroughs in presenting world cultures and cutting-edge performances largely supported by individual and corporate donorship.

Mr. Ronald Feiner, a Board Member of BAM and an expert on entertainment law, narrated his involvement with controversial Broadway projects in his topic “Intellectual Property Rights for Theater.”  Mr. Alan Holst, Cultural Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy talked on “Government Sponsored Art vs. Private Sector Sponsored Art : A Delicate Balance.”

The MSU-IIT has regularly partnered with the CCP and other international art institutions. The Institute’s network has brought in opportunities to enhance its art and culture programs, significantly this by-invitation only event which extended to the IIT the courtesy to participate.

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