Cultural Leadership Summit: Prague

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The Cultural Leadership Summit: Prague explores the trends shaping the cultural sector worldwide and provides practical insights for leaders in the field.

DeVos Institute Chairman Michael M. Kaiser will lead a discussion to examine how 21st-century developmentsfrom the demise of the recording industry to the rise of high-definition broadcastsare shaping what it will take to compete in the cultural marketplace. DeVos Institute President Brett Egan leads a subsequent discussion that takes a closer look at the impact of digital technologies on artists, arts institutions, and arts audiences, as well as how these forces may accelerate in the years to come.  

DeVos Institute leadership will also lead intensives on such topics as strategic and artistic planning, fundraising, and marketing at this four-day summit.

Cultural Leadership Summit: Prague
September 3-6, 2016
Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
Registration fee: 2,000 Czech crowns per person (EUR 75)

Registration for this event has closed. To be placed on the waiting list, please contact Martin Pechanec at pechanec [at] 

The summit is designed primarily for managers of cultural and arts organizations, as well as artists, students, academics, and representatives of government agencies that invest in culture. Simultaneous English and Czech translations will be provided. Space is limited to 150 participants.

The Cultural Leadership Summit: Prague is held in partnership with the renowned Dvořák Prague Festival, an annual international celebration of the works of Czech composer Antonin Dvořák. Tickets for Festival concerts by Staatskapelle Dresden and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra will be available for purchase, pending availability.

The summit will also offer participants behind-the-scenes visits to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Jatka78

The Cultural Leadership Summit: Prague is organized by the Academy of Classical Music, presenter of the Dvořák Prague Festival, in collaboration with philanthropist Karel Komárek, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, and the Embassy of the United States in Prague, with financial support from the Czech Ministry of Culture.

For more information, please contact Simone Perszyk at the DeVos Institute at sgperszyk [at] 

Photo by the Dvořák Prague Festival

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