Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Margie Reese Ford Foundation West Africa Art Programme Officer Margie Reese shares her vast art mangement experience

In August 2008 CCA, Lagos continues its public programme with a talk on sat 16th by Margie Reese, Programme Officer, Media, Arts and Culture, Ford Foundation West Africa.

Date: Saturday 16th August 2008 2pm - 4.30pm

The session will start with a presentation titled:"Re-Imagine Nigeria" – which focuses on the possibilities of young artists getting involved with helping shape a more positive external view of Nigeria via artists exchange programs that encourage cultural diplomacy. Artists Ndubuisi Nduwhite Ahanonu and Harrison Ikibah
will present a review of their visit to the cultural diplomacy symposium in Berlin and share with us their experiences and findings.

Margie Johnson Reese is the Program Officer for Media, Arts and Culture for the Ford Foundation's Office for West Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. Margie is most noted for her ability to initiate partnerships among unlikely collaborators and her passion for global culture exchange has led her to focus her expertise on developing programs that lead to sustainable cultural institutions. She devotes her spare time to mentoring young arts managers and to helping position arts and cultural programs as a mechanism for influencing diplomatic relationships and foreign policy development.

Margie Reese is a seasoned arts management professional with over 30 years experience in cultural planning, cultural facility development and arts education advocacy. She has worked in Chief Executive positions for the city of Dallas, Texas and the city of Los Angeles, California, where she is noted for launching the city's International Cultural Exchange Program and the successful city-wide music education program, Music L.A.! She has consulted in numerous states in the US and served as advisor in all areas of cultural management and policy development.

Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos

9 McEwen Street, Off Queen Street, Sabo,
Opp Methodist Church, Herbert Macaulay St, Lagos.

Telephone 0702 8367106


Blogger Larys said...

Dear Bisi Silva,
Congratulations for your Blog !
My name is Larys Frogier and I am director of the La Criée Contemporary art centre in Rennnes - France. I am organizing for next 15-16 January 2009 an international symposium entitled "Ex-Tensions : african art and forms of post-colinialism". I would be very honored to invite you to participate to this conference. I do not have e-mail contact from you. Could you please contact me at so that I could send you complete info about this symposium ? Best regards, Larys Frogier

14 August 2008 at 10:28  

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