Diplomatic Journal

Diplomatic Journal

WAALM - School of Cultural Diplomacy

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Shared Vision: Vancouver for World Class Arts & Cross-Culture

NEWSPosted by The Editorial Fri, February 28, 2014 01:07:44

No doubt Vancouver is one of the most diverse cities in the world. It is the cultural capital of North America. From Art galleries to Opera, to Film and Music Festivals, Vancouver is a great host to many world-class artists and artistic productions.
And now Vancouver is the home for WAALM Awards and its international cross-cultural activities.

Following the official welcome message from Gregor Robertson, the honorable Mayor of Vancouver, today, Ms. Heather Deal, the honorable Councillor of the City of Vancouver met with WAALM’s President, Dr. Mosi Dorbayani.

During this initial meeting, Councillor Deal was briefed on WAALM’s past international activities in Europe as well as its recent artistic-humanitarian efforts in Canada, including ‘Walk in Style’ project (A world-wide musical project for humanity – Anti-bullying). They also touched on the future co-operation and possible collaboration of the City with WAALM as well as further meetings with other governmental agencies and artistic communities.

The Vancouver City Council is made up of the Mayor and ten Councillors. Councillor Heather Deal is one of the ten honorable Councillors who governs the City of Vancouver. Councillor Deal was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2005 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2011. She brings her passions for sustainability, arts and culture, accessibility and affordability to City Hall.

Councillor Deal has brought forward initiatives that support artists, expand creative spaces in the city, create the food cart program, improve accessibility throughout the city, retain heritage and many more.

She sings in the Vancouver Bach Choir, has served as President of the choir's Board of Directors, and worked with the Portland Hotel Society to bring the Bach Choir to the Downtown Eastside for free concerts.

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Meeting of Cultures: Sense it through the Arts

NEWSPosted by The Editorial Thu, February 27, 2014 01:14:05

WAALM Soon Presents:


The summit’s theme will be “Meeting of Cultures: Sense it through the Arts”.

- The summit will explore how the arts can help to foster intercultural dialogue and social cohesion.

- Symposiums, workshops and round-table discussions will be held over a three-day summit.

- The first day’s workshop will focus on theoretical and historical issues; the second day’s sessions will focus on practical ideas that could be catalysed at the summit and the third day will be allocated to ‘performing arts’, ‘live performances’, ‘shows’, ‘galleries’ etc.

Areas of discussion:

- Issues pertinent to the future of arts and culture in the world will also be discussed, with a look at questions like: How do we continue these discussions in our own countries? How do we advocate for the arts, nationally and internationally?

- Other topics on the agenda will include how public arts policy can contribute towards creating decent jobs; the importance of intercultural dialogue; art as an instrument for public good; freedom of expression; the global economic downturn; art in conflict and war zones; climate change, mental and health care, etc.

- The summit will also be used as a platform to examine various ways in which countries can support the arts. Overall, it aims to resolve how the arts can fit into a world where people are culturally divided and how they can be used to build multicultural societies, and foster social cohesion or development between people of different backgrounds.


The summit’s dedicated website will bring the World Summit’s presentations, workshop videos, and video lectures to the public for FREE further education, streaming and download. And a dedicated team, will manage live forums, Q & A and discussions online via social media Sites.

Date: To be announced - More information will be communicated soon.





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