A “Congress for Creatives:” Qatar America’s inaugural celebration of culture and the arts

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 2:54 PM CST|Updated: 9 hours ago

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On the weekend of November 19 and 20, 2021, the Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) hosted its inaugural IMPART Summit at its headquarters in the nation’s capital. Coined as the “Congress for Creatives,” IMPART is a program created to celebrate the impact of QAIC’s art and cultural programs and to convene both the local and international communities that QAIC engages.

The 2021 IMPART Summit guest of honor, H.E. Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ambassador to the...
The 2021 IMPART Summit guest of honor, H.E. Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ambassador to the United States from the State of Qatar, gives his remarks to the guests at the gala reception inaugurating the first IMPART Summit at the Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) in Washington, DC.

To formally open the 2021 IMPART Summit, QAIC hosted an intimate gala reception on the evening of November 19 in

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Beirut’s Creatives Rebuild Four Months After Devastating Blast

Even for those who lived through it, it’s still difficult to grasp the extent of the damage wrought by the enormous explosion that ripped through Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. The blast, caused by 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate improperly stored in a warehouse in the city’s port, killed more than 200 people and injured over 6,000. 

Holes were blasted in masonry, balconies plummeted to earth, ceilings collapsed, and millions of windows across the city exploded into fragments, displacing an estimated 300,000 people from their homes. 

The explosion devastated the city’s unique Ottoman and French-era architectural heritage, and brought its arts and cultural sector to a grinding halt. Almost every art space, gallery, and institution in the city was damaged, and some were totally destroyed. In the absence of a government-led response to the explosion, the burden of cleaning up and repairing has largely fallen to volunteers, charities, and

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Black Creatives Are The Future In ‘Art Is Revolution’ Virtual 3D Exhibit

Creating a more equitable future requires the ability to dream of something better. So the fourth and final installment of “Art Is Revolution (AIR),” our 3D virtual exhibit celebrating groundbreaking Black creators, focuses on the future.

“The artists this week are paving the way into new art and tech,” said Danielle Elise, curator of “Art Is Revolution” and founder of the All Black Creatives foundation and agency. “They are making us conscious of things we do not yet see.”

The installation spotlights art that both imagines what the future will look like and brings together cutting-edge applications for art and tech, she says. “Afrofuturism is a beautiful form of art that depicts both the past and the future of Black culture worldwide. We can imagine things as they were and also as they may be.”

HuffPost teamed with All Black Creatives and RYOT, Verizon Media’s immersive storytelling production house, to

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The Next Generation of Creatives Shaping Fashion and Youth Culture

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LONDON — Who will shape the new cultural landscape after it’s been turned upside down by the outbreak of COVID-19 and global Black Lives Matter protests?

The answer lies in performance labels, streetwear figures who are unafraid of taking a political stance and TikTok stars more so than the traditional fashion labels.

Highsnobiety and the fashion search platform Lyst are highlighting those groups in their new Next 20 report, which points to a new wave of brands and creatives.

“The innovators in the list define youth culture at this point in time, whether it be through fashion, music, entertainment, art, activism or other creative disciplines. These emerging personalities and brands write their own rules and serve as an early look into where society is heading culturally,” the report said.

At the top of the report’s brand index is Salomon, highlighting the increased relevance

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