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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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Inaugural Anishinaabe Art Festival set for July 2022

Oct. 12—BEMIDJI — The first-ever Anishinaabe Art Festival will be held July 22-23, 2022, at the Sanford Center.

“Through the lens of the arts, the festival will celebrate the richness of Anishinaabe history, the culture, and the people,” a release said. “The planning team, core partners and Native artists are preparing for a dynamic event where we can all come together to exchange stories and share cultural values through craft, visual arts, dance, food, storytelling and fashion.”

In 2019, 4-Directions Development, Leech Lake Financial Services and Gizhiigin Arts Incubator met with representatives from the American Indian art community, regional arts organizations and the city of Bemidji to discuss ways of using the arts as an economic and community development vehicle, the release said.

As a result, the group developed the inaugural Anishinaabe Art Festival with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant program.

“This is a

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